Patients carry out hospital inspections

Since April, teams of patient inspectors  – more than 5,000 patients – have carried out more than 4,600 ward inspections across the country covering things that matter most to patients – being treated in a clean, safe environment, tasty nutritious … Continued

Big Squeeze

Newcastle CVS is carrying out a survey to find out the impact welfare reform is having on people, communities and voluntary groups in Newcastle. The survey is also being run by CVSs in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, London and other core … Continued

Get busy getting healthy!

Three organisations are working in partnership to offer a range of activities free of charge to men in East Gateshead, in a project to improve health and physical fitness. Peer Support North East CIC, Sport For Your Ability CIC and Hearty Lives … Continued

UK Older People’s Day

Organisations throughout the country are being urged to help celebrate UK Older People’s Day on 1 October by holding or attending events. An interactive website has been set up to allow you to play a role in the activities that … Continued

Helping neurology networks to be a success

The Neurological Alliance has today launched a new report which sets out our recommended blueprint for the strategic clinical network (SCN) for neurological conditions. Following the announcement last year that neurology would be included in the first wave of NHS … Continued

Sensory Loss Information drop-ins

A series of events will be held across Northumberland to provide advice and information on living with sensory loss. For more information and a full list of dates and locations please follow this link

Serious incidents

Serious incidents reported at Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Trust A safety report to the Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Trust’s board of directors has stated that 50 serious incidents relating to patient and staff safety were logged by the … Continued