Politicians vow to continue the fight over North Tyneside’s urgent care

Pressure is continuing to mount on health chiefs over their decision to change urgent care provision.

Colin Shevills, director of Balance, the North East Alcohol Office.

Conference asks: Are we teaching our children to drink?

What’s the right thing to do as a parent when it comes to alcohol?

Shiremoor Resource Centre, where Earsdon Park Medical Centre is based.

Patients dealt a blow with news GP practice to close

Patients are having to find a new GP after a doctor’s surgery announced it was closing.

Joanne Good is backing a campaign calling on the end of cheap alcohol after her 16-year-old daughter Megan Craig-Wilkinson passed away on New Years Day 2014 after drinking cheap white cider at a New Years Eve party.

North Tyneside mum backs fresh calls to end cheap alcohol

A mother is backing a campaign calling for the end of cheap alcohol after her daughter died from drinking strong white cider at a party.

Dr Helen McIlveen, clinical lead for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trusts sexual health services.

Health chiefs raise awareness of regular HIV testing

Community health experts are raising awareness of the need for regular testing.

Staff at Spring Terrace Health Centre celebrate the practices good rating.

Good news for North Shields GP practice

A GP practice is celebrating after being recognised as good across the board.

Ignorance about anatomy is endangering the effectiveness of health screening campaigns that target a specific organ, warn scientists.

Public's poor knowledge of anatomy 'hampers healthcare'

Fewer than two in three people know where their heart is, according to new research.

Shopkeeper John McClurey, a former North of England president of the National Federation of Retail Newsagents; Amanda Healy, director of public health; Ailsa Rutter, director of Fresh; and Peter Wright, from the North East Public Protection Partnership.

Illegal tobacco bought by more than half of teenage smokers in Northumberland

Illegal tobacco has helped more than half of underage smokers in the North East get hooked on smoking, a new survey released today suggests.

MP Mary Glindon.

Vaping helping smokers quit

I am not a smoker myself, and nor are most British people now.


Patients urged to do the 'jab dab' in flu vaccine campaign as winter weather sets in

Asthma patients have been urged to get their flu vaccines and do the "jab dab" to encourage others as medics warn of the dangers facing people with the condition.
New support hub to help the vulnerable in North Tyneside

New support hub to help the vulnerable in North Tyneside

A new safeguarding hub has been launched in North Tyneside to coordinate support and protection services for children and vulnerable adults.

Dr Vijay Kunadian

Older heart-attack victims are focus of research project

North East researchers have been awarded £1.7million to investigate heart-attack treatments for patients over the age of 75.

Head of Surgery at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Tanzania Dr Kondo (right) pictured at North Tyneside General Hospital where he is training with laparoscopic surgeon Mr Liam Horgan (left)

Northumbria NHS partnership with Tanzania in running for national award

A longstanding international partnership with a North East health trust and a hospital in Tanzania has been shortlisted for a national award for transforming healthcare.

Part of a health warning label.

Alcohol producers fail to tell public of new drinking guidelines

Alcohol brands are failing to inform the public of the drinking guidelines and health harms linked with booze, according to new research.

News from Northumbria Police

Police issue drug warning over blue pills

Northumbria Police has issued a drug warning as a blue pill being sold as ecstasy is now believed to be a combination of cocaine and meth.

A record number of drug deaths were recorded in England and Wales last year.

Drug deaths in Northumberland rise by almost 50% since protection of treatment budget removed

Drug deaths have risen by 48 per cent in Northumberland since the Government removed protection of the drug and alcohol treatment budget, new data has revealed.

Kaydii Inglis, lead learning disability liaison nurse for North Tyneside and Northumberland; Janet Harrison, clinical lead nurse for the learning disability community nursing service in Northumberland; and Clare Arnold, clinical manager for the community learning disabilities service in North Tyneside.

Inspectors praise outstanding community health services

The quality of community learning disabilities services in North Tyneside and Northumberland have been rated as outstanding by the independent regulator of health and social care services in England.

Colin Shevills of Balance.

Pocket-money prices for alcohol continue, warns Balance

Cheap, strong alcohol continues to be sold for pocket-money prices in the North East, according to a new survey.

Ailsa Rutter, director of Fresh.

New report focuses on need to reduce smoking in pregnancy

A new report has highlighted the importance of midwives being trained to help tackle smoking in pregnancy and help more women to have healthy births.

Yes I donate - an NHS organ donor card.

Hundreds alive in Northumberland thanks to organ donation

More than 200 people are now alive in Northumberland thanks to organ donation, according to new figures released today.

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