Nexus consultation

Tyne and Wear Quality Contracts Scheme (QCS), The Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) met at a special meeting on 26 July 2013, to consider proposals for the best means of delivering its Bus Strategy in Tyne and Wear. There are two … Continued

Flu season brings vaccine alert

People with MS are encouraged to get the flu vaccine according to a leaflet published by the NHS: ‘The flu vaccination: who should have it and why’ for the 2013/14 flu season. It lists groups who may be more susceptible … Continued

Finding your way?

Managing your condition Alarming numbers of people in the UK with a diagnosed long term neurological condition or brain injury are facing a lottery when it comes to accessing the care and support they need to manage their condition. A … Continued

Newcastle research making a difference

Researchers at Newcastle University have developed a test for children who have been diagnosed with medulloblastoma, the most common malignant childhood brain tumour and which accounts for around 10% of all childhood cancer deaths The test will allow doctors to … Continued

Implementing funding reform

The government has launched a consultation on what and how people pay for their care and support. This is about implementing the changes to the funding of social care published in the Care Bill. It includes capped costs, deferred payments … Continued

Ways to Wellness Project

The Ways to Wellness Project is a new approach to improve the quality of life of people with long term conditions (LTCs) in Newcastle West by giving them access to social prescribing. Recent discussion with Newcastle West CCG Patient Engagement … Continued

But is it Art?

15 to 31 August at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland This is an exhibition by members of Walker Challenge, a group for adults in Walker with mental health issues, supported by Mobex North East, based on walks the group … Continued

Designated Person Network Meeting

Are you a……. person responsible for child protection? adults protection coordinator? welfare officer? safeguarding advocate? designated person? Are you a designated person for safeguarding in a community group, organisation, sports club or faith group working with adults at risk or … Continued

Beware – health care!

Should patients look after their own safety when in hospital? Newcastle University has organised a consultation event as part of the British Science Festival to look at who is responsible for the 10% of patients harmed by hospital care. Can you … Continued