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Update for Northumberland patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Update for patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) It’s your choice If you’ve been diagnosed with wet age-related macular degeneration (‘wet AMD’), the NHS can offer a range of treatments for your condition. Following a recent case at the…

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NHS to save millions following legal battle with drug companies

The NHS in the North East and North Cumbria has today won a landmark legal battle against two multinational drug companies that will save the tax payer millions of pounds in the treatment of the biggest cause of age related…

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Public invited to drop-in session for Berwick plans

People are being invited to a drop-in session on Thursday, 27 September to give their views on plans for hospital and leisure development in Berwick. Representatives from Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Northumberland County Council will be at the…

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New Berwick Hospital ‘best of modern healthcare’

Plans for the new Berwick Hospital represent the best of modern healthcare Plans for the new Berwick Hospital took another step forward today as Northumberland County Council’s Health and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Committee approved plans to move forward to…

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Less than half of eligible population received NHS Health Check that helps spot diabetes Millions miss out on vital health checks that could save lives

Recent analysis from Diabetes UK shows that less than half of over 40s eligible for an NHS Health Check in the last five years have actually received one. Launched in England in 2009, the programme offers a five-yearly check-up to…

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