To mark Urology Awareness Month Chris Hall, Lead Nurse for Urology, tells us more about her role and what her team is doing differently
20th September 2021
I’m Chris Hall and I work as a Lead Nurse for Urology. My role involves working closely with the clinical...
To mark World Patient Safety Day, Rachel Carter, Director of Patient Safety tells us more about her role
17th September 2021
I started my role as Director of Patient Safety in January 2021 - right in the middle of the pandemic....
Sally Gibson explains more about her experience in a relatively new and often misunderstood role in the NHS
15th September 2021
I’ve been a nurse for more than 25 years and have always been really excited about learning new skills and...
Coordinator of Macmillan Support Services, Angela Belshaw, introduces death cafes and highlights the importance of talking about your own death, your life and expectations of death so you can live your best life.
8th September 2021
She says: “As part of the palliative care team I work alongside four Macmillan Support Services coordinators to provide support...
Mouthcare lead dental nurse and trainer at Northumbria, Paula Darkin, talks about the dangers of sugary drinks to our teeth in our latest Inside Northumbria blog
8th September 2021
Fizzy drinks are the largest single source of sugar consumption for children aged 11-18, and they provide an average of 29%...
Watch out…hidden sugars about! By mouthcare lead dental nurse and trainer, Paula Darkin
1st September 2021
Hidden sugars are ingredients in food and drink and although they are not seen as ‘sugar’, they can still cause...
If in doubt – GET IT CHECKED OUT! by mouthcare lead dental nurse and trainer at the trust, Paula Darkin
25th August 2021
Sometimes our mouths get a little left out. We are regularly reminded to check certain parts of our bodies for...
Apprenticeship manager Karen Hookham talks about her role leading the efforts to provide high-quality opportunities with the Trust for apprentices
18th August 2021
As an organisation, Northumbria Healthcare is extremely proactive in using apprenticeships to develop and progress staff and as a key...
Innovation all starts with an idea, no matter how big or small, and with having somewhere (or someone…) to be ‘a test-bed’ for ideas
16th August 2021
In our latest ‘Inside Northumbria’ blog we meet our new director of innovation, Andrew Edmunds. I feel very privileged...
Paula Darkin, mouthcare lead dental nurse and trainer for the trust, lets us know how we can take care of our oral health
11th August 2021
Spitting is largely considered one of the worst habits a person can have but that is what you should do...
Russell Atkinson, community specialist nurse, shares what it’s like working in our continence service and the life changing difference it can make to patients.
10th August 2021
I have worked as a continence specialist nurse since September 2014. Prior to that I worked in the urology department...
As part of cycle to work day, Operational Services Manager, Sathish tells us about the benefits of cycling to work
5th August 2021
I’m Sathish Sethuraman, Operational Services Manager for the Northumbria Healthcare Manufacturing and Innovation Hub. My previous role was as...
Clinical Nurse Researcher Sandra Robinson tells us more about her role in innovation, research and development and how exploring new ideas has led to her achieving her PhD
4th August 2021
I am a qualified nurse and work in the innovation, research and development department at Northumbria Healthcare. I qualified as...
Online auction raises thousands for local NHS charity
22nd July 2021
Featonby’s auction house in North Shields has raised £3,000 for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s Bright charity. Mark Lane, lead...
Nurse Karen starts a cancer support staff network following cancer diagnosis in 2018 to help staff live and work well with cancer
22nd July 2021
Karen Hutton, Clinical Lead Home Safe shares her experience of cancer treatment during the pandemic and her hopes for a...
How our Recyle you Cycle scheme is benefitting our staff and their families’
12th July 2021
We launched our Recycle your Cycle scheme last December and it’s already benefitted lots of staff, their families, and even our...
Paula Darkin tells us more about her new role at the Trust and explains why the mouth really does matter
5th July 2021
I’m really excited to be joining Northumbria as the mouthcare lead dental nurse and trainer at such a busy time...
Clinical research fellow, Dr Hannah Rank, talks about caring for Covid-19 patients and being involved in the Valneva vaccine trial.
25th June 2021
I'm currently working as a clinical research fellow as part of the research and development team at North Tyneside General...
Biomedical scientist, Heather Farrimond, shares what it's like working in the histology labs on Biomedical Science Day.
24th June 2021
My name is Heather Farrimond and I'm a biomedical scientist in the histology (aka histopathology) lab at North Tyneside General...
On Biomedical Science Day, microbiologist Annie Ward tells us why she became a microbiologist and what the job entails.
24th June 2021
I started in 2013 as a medical laboratory assistant in microbiology at North Tyneside General Hospital and then went on...