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The design for a new emergency care centre due to be completed in autumn/winter 2014 at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead has been welcomed by Northern Neurological Voices. The innovative design of the new centre has been recognised by the … Continued

Ways to Wellness

The Ways to Wellness project is a pilot looking at ways to improve health and wellbeing in Newcastle. It aims to do this by improving the quality of life of people with long term conditions (LTCs) in Newcastle West by … Continued

Bedroom Tax briefing

Newcastle City Council has produced a briefing note about the introduction of the social size criteria reduction to Housing Benefit (commonly known as the bedroom tax). The briefing note highlights the Council’s response, which gives examples of the changes in … Continued

Protecting Memory

Sunderland Memory Protection Service is going from strength to strength. The Memory Protection Service for NHS patients in Sunderland, Gateshead and South Tyneside has been running now since April 2012. It is a primary care service hosted by Northumberland Tyne … Continued

Being discharged

Several patients have told us that they were discharged from hospital without rehabilitation information. We’re investigating what help is needed to make sure that people are not left without the information they need.

Changes to Welfare

There are many changes affecting people today around welfare reform. We’re trying to find out how many and in what way changes might affect someone with a long term neurological condition. Please vote on our poll and add comments below to let us know your views.

Northern Neurological Voices (NNV)

Northern Neurological Voices (NNV) was established to ensure that people with a neurological condition and their carers have an opportunity to use their experiences to influence service design and improve a whole range of services provided by the NHS, local … Continued