Better Care in my hands

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has recently published a report; Better care in my hands: A review of how people are involved in their care.  The report looks at how well people are involved in their own care and what … Continued

A Space for You

The Brain & Spine Foundation have recently launched a Facebook group called Chiari Malformation Group – A Space for You for anyone affected by this neurological condition, carers, family and friends. A Chiari Malformation is when part of the cerebellum, … Continued

Care Quality Commission hospital inspections

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is inspecting two hospitals in the North East.  On 8 June the CQC is inspecting South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust acute services and later in June, the Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust … Continued

Have your say

NHS Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is considering ways to improve care and support of people with one or more long term conditions. These are health problems that cannot currently be cured but which are controlled by medication or treatment, … Continued

Specialist advocacy service

       Advocacy Centre North is currently recruiting volunteer advocates for their neurological advocacy service.  If you live in Gateshead or Newcastle and are interested please contact Dorothy Lee or Gem O’Connor. If you would like to make a referral for … Continued

Healthwatch North Tyneside Carers project

Healthwatch North Tyneside has launched a new carers’ project and they are looking for people and organisations to get involved in planning the project. If you care for someone or your group or organisation is involved with carers please contact … Continued

CQC – get involved in giving feedback

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England.  They inspect hospitals, care homes and GP surgeries to make sure they meet standards of quality and safety. They publish a report for … Continued

Specialist advocacy service opens

         Last year we announced that Advocacy Centre North has been awarded three years’ funding by the Big Lottery Fund to provide a new specialist independent advocacy service for people living with neurological conditions in Newcastle and … Continued

Our condition this time is …

Epilepsy What is epilepsy?  Epilepsy is a common and serious neurological condition where an individual has seizures that start in the brain. Epilepsy is usually only diagnosed after a person has had more than one seizure. There are lots of … Continued