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NHS & Health News

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Government to impose new contract on junior doctors after talks fail

DOCTORS PICKET: Junior doctors stage a protest outside the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne this morning, as part of a second 24-hour walkout across the country today campaigning against the prospect of changes to their working contracts

Minimal disruption and "fantastic" public support for junior doctor's strike

LEAVING: Martin Barkley, chief executive of Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Health trust still to decide on pay package for new chief executive as present boss prepares to leave

BUSY: Darlington Memorial Hospital

Hospital staff urge patients to consider if they really need to go to A&E

Tony Vickers, of Darlington Samaritans

North-East has worst suicide record - and its predicted to get worse

North East Ambulance Service crews have been called to 292 incidents involving legal highs since January 1

Legal high warning after another 20 cases over the weekend

Newcastle to host conference on pre-hospital care

Major health conference to take place in region

WARNING: Colin Shevills, director of Balance, who has joined forces with Fresh to warn about Darlington Council withdrawing financial support

More lives 'could be lost' from funding cut to alcohol and tobacco control offices

Hartlepool MP Iain Wright speaks at the event.

Health trust bosses' absence from fertility clinic meeting "inexcusable", say councillors and MP

Maureen Sigsworth with her first husband

Paranoid schizophrenic mother was left alone to drown in mental health hospital bath

Carers of people with dementia in the North-East are being asked to take part in an online research trial, after a survey revealed the emotional toll of caring.

Volunteers needed for online trial for carers of people with dementia in Durham and Darlington

Outpatient services at Bootham Park Hospital in York are to return, four months after the psychiatric hospital was closed

Outpatient services reopen at Bootham Park Hospital

St Teresa's Hospice chief executive Jane Bradshaw with a press cutting from before the charity was formed

Darlington hospice celebrates its 30th anniversary

Sue Curry, Fiona Curry and Emma Brennan

More than £4,000 raised for Bloodwise charity in memory of Geoffrey Curry

Jeremy Middleton, founder of Tyneside-based investment company Middleton Enterprises and North East Says Yes!

NHS top political issue, says North-East

Left to right: Research technician Martin Galler, Lady Elsie, foundation trustee Dr John Mackay with Andrew and Mark Robson looking at the Biomarker Generator technology in the Sir Bobby Robson PET Tracer Production Unit

Sir Bobby’s charity helping cancer victims years after his death

Jessica Halliday (54780185)

Bouncy castle stress-busters as mental health crisis hits Darlington's children

Jeanette Scully marrying her husband David in hospital, after she received her cancer diagnosis

Coroner rules woman's cancer which went undiagnosed despite 58 visits to doctors was not visible in scans

Dr John Canning in his Middlesbrough surgery

More than half of the region's GP practices admit patient care is deteriorating

The University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton, which needs to make improvements according to an inspectors report. Picture: Doug Jackson

Staffing fears at hospital trust which has been told to make improvements

Melanoma research team (l-r) Professor Penny Lovat, Dr Rob Ellis, Dr Diana Tang and Alison Greenwood (54724241)

Study could make region centre of skin cancer research

Rachael Hogg with her husband Chris Hogg who will be donating his kidney to her

Mayor to donate kidney to his wife whose health problems started after holiday virus

The North-East has the highest rate of alcohol related deaths for women in the country

North-East has highest rate of alcohol related deaths for women in the country, figures show

Cancer victim Julie Honey, centre, with her children, Lauren and Craig

Family affected by cancer has pledged to raise awareness

Smokers in North Yorkshire and the North-East are being warned tobacco is linked to 16 different cancers

Campaign to target high rate of smoking in North-East and North Yorkshire

Melanie Parkin with her son Noah, who was born at 33 weeks. Picture: TOM BANKS (54317034)

'If it wasn’t for Kay, we both would’ve died' - daughter saves mother after baby born on bathroom floor

A removals lorry taking beds from the Lambert Hospital in Thirsk in September last year

Health watchdog fears "little chance" of hospital reopening

Councillor Ray Martin Wells, who has summoned the health trust to explain its decision to close fertility services in Hartlepool

Trust bosses summoned to meeting to explain fertility clinic closure

Unison general secretary Dave Prentis

Councils under-fire for whistle-stop homecare visits

Lewis Beeston, of Wingate, who has designed his own A-Z guide to autism (54138773)

A-Z guide to autism created

A view of England playing the West Indies, as seen from Lumley Castle, during the Second npower Test Match at the Riverside, Chester-Le-Street, Durham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 14, 2009. See PA Story CRICKET England. Photo credi

Health conference debates future of respiratory care

North-East families 'too afraid' to talk about heart disease

The Winter Health Campaign poster they hope will help save hundreds of lives

New campaign to save the lives of hundreds from winter cold

Sarah Dodsworth says the 'Care on Camera' competition is a great way of showcasing the fantastic work that nurses do

Photo competition will celebrate "wonderful" nursing profession

Ambulance service accused of leaving emergency responders vulnerable in bid to improve response times

A row has broken out over the closure of Hartlepool's fertility clinic

Hartlepool fertility clinic closing due to lack of staff "only advertised job once and for just one week," claims nurses' union

NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield Clinical Commissioning Group is drawing up plans for a formal consultation on urgent care

"No decisions made" on future of urgent care services in Bishop Auckland, Peterlee and Seaham

Junior doctors on strike last week at the University Hospital of North Durham

Junior doctors' strike suspended amid fresh talks

Nuffield Health Tees Hospital Radiology Manager Nicola Gregson-Maidwell

£300,000 for new breast screening equipment

A study found "shocking" variations in the standard of care given to dementia patients

Dementia patients at risk from 'shockingly poor care' in some NHS hospitals

CAMPAIGN SUPPORT: Alex Menarry of Darlington

Improvements needed to hospital care for dementia sufferers, charity says

Peter Wright, from Gateshead, before and after taking part in a research project into bariatric surgery (52739315)

Study into obesity surgery underway in Sunderland

Figures released by the British Heart Foundation revealed nearly one in ten people in North-East admit to doing no physical activity in the last decade

'Laziness' tops reasons for not exercising in the North-East

TASTY: Children are eating too much food high in sugar and fat

Heart charity calls for junk food advertising watershed as research shows extent of childhood obesity in region

Joanne Nevin, from Newcastle, who has now quit smoking

Experiment leads mother-of-four to quit smoking

Protests outside Darlington Memorial Hospital this morning. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Dozens of operations and appointments cancelled as junior doctors strike over new contract

Spike in ambulance calls associated with legal highs has reached almost 90 in a week

Nearly 90 emergency calls over legal highs

SAFETY CONCERNS: Bootham Park Hospital

North East NHS trust faces questions over psychiatric hospital closure


North-East research into epilepsy treatment published

Proposed changes to dementia services at two County Durham hospitals

Proposed changes to dementia services at two County Durham hospitals

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