The Invisible Patients

New report reveals the alarming state of neurology services The Neurological Alliance has announced the launch of its new report, The Invisible Patients: Revealing the state of neurology services. Bringing together the findings of the Neurological Alliance’s inaugural quality of … Continued


North East branch of the Dystonia Society NNA is delighted to announce that there will soon be a branch of the Dystonia Society in the North East.  There has always been a friends group, but then two of these friends worked with … Continued

Social care conference 2015

There’s more to Healthwatch than health Join our experts to talk about different aspects of social care, including how people can have more say in the services they use and the impact of the new Care Act. Give your views … Continued


A new film starring super model and actress Agyness Deyn has brought epilepsy to the big screen. Nicola Swanborough spoke to the actress yesterday about her portrayal  of a young woman’s struggle to find her long lost brother while coping … Continued

Children and young people’s rehabilitation

Are you the parent (or adult carer) of a child or young person receiving rehabilitation services? If so, we’d like to hear from you! The Improving Rehabilitation Services Programme has recently been established at NHS England. As part of this … Continued

Patient and Public Involvement Event

Patient and Public Involvement in the Clinical Research Network Monday 26th January 2015 10.00am – 4.00pm Great North Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne You are invited to join us for a special event focussing on patient and public involvement in the … Continued

Big Health and Wellbeing Day

North Tyneside Council and Skills for People want to hear from you at the Big Health and Wellbeing Day: Tuesday 27 January from 12 to 4pm at the Oxford Centre, Longbenton What will happen on the day? We will hear … Continued

Talk to Healthwatch

  Healthwatch North Tyneside We’re listening – come and talk to Healthwatch: Tell us your experience of local health and social care services Find out more about Healthwatch and how you can get involved Get help finding information Drop in … Continued

FREE Age Diverse Management Training Course

VONNE has arranged an opportunity to access high quality, accredited management training for free in partnership with Age Inclusive Ltd, the region’s only specialist age-related management support company. The course is titled “An Introduction to Age Diverse Management” and it … Continued

Patient stories – South Tyneside

A new campaign by the South Tyneside CCG, to encourage residents’ to share their stories about their local health services is underway.  Posters and leaflets will be available from GP practices and pharmacies to encourage local people to feed their … Continued