Public Health England has extended its flu vaccination programme to include children in school Year 3Read the full story ›
The North East should make a radical shift to prevent poor health and close health and wealth gaps with the rest of the country.Read the full story ›
Alcohol continues to be sold at 'pocket money' prices across the North-East, with white cider on offer for penniesRead the full story ›
The family of Anna Swabey plan to continue her awareness and fundraising campaign following her death from a brain tumourRead the full story ›
The new contract for junior doctors in England will begin to be rolled out from today.
Junior doctors have staged several strikes in protest at the imposition of the contract, which the Government says will help reduce death rates in NHS hospitals at weekends but the British Medical Association (BMA) fears will have a negative effect on staff and patients.
From today, some obstetrics and gynaecology trainees will transition to the new terms and conditions of service.
The BMA described it as a "watershed moment for the NHS" and has written to NHS trust chief executives asking them to pause the introduction of the contract if certain conditions are not in place.
Last week, campaign group Justice for Health lost a High Court challenge against Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt over the new deal.
Durham County Council has announced a series of drop-in advice sessions for people living with dementia or people caring for someone with the condition.
The drop-ins, at Durham County Council libraries, are free, confidential and open to anyone worried about their memory or affected by dementia in any way.
An adviser from the Alzheimer’s Society will be on hand to offer information on issues ranging from healthcare to legal and financial affairs.
Drop-ins take place between 10am and noon on the following days:
- Peterlee Library – the first Monday of every month
- Blackhall Library – the second Friday of every month
- Seaham Library – the third Wednesday of every month
- Consett Library – Friday, 7 October
A 15-year-old from Durham who lost both parents to cancer is opening a new centre offering free cancer information and support in Durham.Read the full story ›
NHS figures suggest more than 60% of people in Sunderland, parts of County Durham, and Northumberland are living with high blood pressure.Read the full story ›
Smoking rates in the North East are the lowest ever on record at 18.7% this year, compared to 29% of people smoking in 2005.Read the full story ›
Use the BMI calculator to check if you and your children are a healthy weight - and read the best tips for tackling childhood obesity.Read the full story ›