Thousands complaining about North East NHS services

A new report has revealed that there has been thousands of NHS complaints in the region in 2013/14

Elite dominate top jobs, says report by North East MP Alan Milburn's commission

Alan Milburn
Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission chaired by Sir Alan Milburn, ex Darlington MP, said the privately and Oxbridge-educated dominate top jobs

County Durham men embark on unique exercise programme with life-changing results

Norman Clarke taking part in the unique Cardi-Back programme
A new North East training programme is helping people with crippling back pain get back to a full, active life

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Thousands complaining about North East NHS services

A new report has revealed that there has been thousands of NHS complaints in the region in 2013/14

Alan Milburn

Elite dominate top jobs, says report by North East MP Alan Milburn's commission

Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission chaired by Sir Alan Milburn, ex Darlington MP, said the privately and Oxbridge-educated dominate top jobs

Norman Clarke taking part in the unique Cardi-Back programme

County Durham men embark on unique exercise programme with life-changing results

A new North East training programme is helping people with crippling back pain get back to a full, active life

Michelle Barthram has been diagnosed with cancer

Man's best friend helps Gateshead mum battle lung cancer

Michelle Barthram, from Birtley, Gateshead, has spoken of the help of her dog Max in battling lung cancer

Dr Philippa Whitford

Doctor campaigning for Scottish independence accused of false claims about Gateshead cancer treatment

Dr Philippa Whitford claimed a North East hospital would have to 'cancel' gullet cancer operations because of moves to privatise the NHS

Sting

Big name stars including Sting support plans for Newcastle cancer centre

A fund is aiming to raise £5.5m for a center for childhood cancer treatment

More children in the North East are visiting a dentist than before

North East children visiting the dentist more often new figures show

The North of England has recorded an increase in the number of children who have seen an NHS dentist since 2006

North East NHS patients hit by huge rise in number of cancelled operations

Many patients have had their NHS operations cancelled at the last minute by hospitals in the region

Cara Smith (Youth Support Coordinator)

Newcastle Future Fund will improve quality of lives says cancer support specialist

Teenage cancer support specialist Cara Smith works with dozens of youngsters at the Great North Children's Hospital

Lynne Harding, of Blyth, Northumberland, who successfully beat breast cancer

Cancer death rates fall by almost a quarter over 20 years in the North East

New figures released from Cancer Research UK show that less people are dying from breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancers

David Greenwood and Deb Kelly, who are to run the Great North Run in aid of Diabetes UK

Friends take on Great North Run after collectively losing more than four stones in weight

Best friends Deb Kelly and Dave Greenwood are doing this year's Bupa Great North Run after losing a significant amount of weight

Dr Guy Pilkington, and Deb Kelly

Diabetes is costing the North East NHS almost £30million a year

New figures show that the number of drugs given out to treat diabetes cost the North East NHS almost £30m in 2013/14

Jack Watson, who has a rare genetic condition

Sunderland boy will be first to take part in pioneering drug study into Sanfilippo disease

Toddler Jack Watson will be the first child to take part in a Royal Manchester Children's Hospital drug trial for those with Sanfilippo disease

Prof John Burn, professor of clinical genetics at Newcastle University, he works in the Institute of Human Genetics at the Centre for Life

Researchers into cancer which killed Stephen Sutton back Future Fund

The Future Fund aims to raise £5.5m for a pioneering childhood cancer centre in North East

Dr George Rae

Medics have called for action to curb the use of antibiotics to prevent resistance to the treatment

Experts say more must be done to curb unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics, after a study found the number of patients given the drugs has increased

Entrance to the Cumberland Infirmary in Cumbria

Hundreds of patients recalled at a North hospital following problems with the cleaning of medical machines

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust has written to 357 patients affected by the discovery

Louise Newman and Phoebe Jackson at the School Run Fitness Camp

How the North East is trying to buck the trend of childhood obesity

Childhood obesity is on the rise, but a number of projects around the North East are trying to do something about it. Sarah Scott reports

Ambulance outside the entrance to an Accident and Emergency department

North East Ambulance Service paramedics gave 75 doses of out-of-date drugs

Ambulance chiefs referred their organisation to an independent health regulator after paramedics administered out-of-date drugs\n

Blaydon health centre

Threat of closure for GP service at Blaydon Health Centre

Review being carried out of GP service at Blaydon Health Centre as it faces closure threats

Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith

Patients in Northumberland facing 'tartan curtain' over healthcare

A "tartan curtain" is blocking access to healthcare services in Scotland, Sir Alan Beith has claimed

Videos & Photos

The opening of the Discovery School in Newcastle for Science and Engineering. Principal Wendy Allen

Discovery School bosses admit only 17% of their pupils are girls

Scarlett-Rose Davis aged 3 from Coalpool, Waslall, is pictured after taking the ice bucket challenge, and swearing as the cold water hit her; with her grandad who threw the water, Stuart Bell aged 33

Watch: Foul-mouthed toddler apologises for using bad language in ice bucket challenge

Ian Rushforth blows bubbles

Don't try this at home! Watch a man gargle washing up liquid instead of doing ice bucket challenge

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