Healthwatch Cumbria – Special Inquiry

Healthwatch England has asked local Healthwatch to get involved with a ‘special inquiry’. The purpose of this inquiry is to establish a deeper understanding of consumer experiences of an ‘unsafe discharge’ from a hospital, nursing or care home, or secure … Continued

Gateshead Male Carers Riverside Cruise

Join the Gateshead Male Carers Group for a well-deserved respite.   Quayside to Riverside Cruise   Thursday 10 July 2014   Please meet at the Pitcher and Piano Bar, 108 Quayside, Newcastle Upon Tyne 12 noon.  Carers will be dropped off at … Continued

Contribute to NNA’s See it my way diaries

At NNA one of our aims is to raise awareness of the variability in the types of support and care that people affected by neurological conditions may require.  Supported by Big Lottery Awards for All, we are undertaking a study … Continued

NNA completes stage 1 of the domiciliary care project

Sponsored by the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria, NNA has met with volunteers with neurological conditions to discuss and define standards of care that they seek from their home care providers.  Ten domains have … Continued

North East Ambulance Service patient experience is positive

North East Ambulance Service has published results of the patient experience report for 2013/14. NEAS operates across Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham and Teesside covering an area of 3,230 square miles. Its case load is large – receiving, and responding … Continued

Newcastle Wellbeing and Health Open Forum

The Newcastle Wellbeing and Health Open Forum held in May 2014 focused on the changes proposed at Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust and on the work of the Active Inclusion Newcastle Unit.   Dr Carole Kaplan who is … Continued

Have your say on the Care Act 2014

Now that the Care Bill has become the Care Act 2014, there is a government consultation on the draft regulations and guidance for the Care Act. The consultation sets out a summary of the policies that the regulations and guidance … Continued