Resources

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Health improvement resources for professionals 

If you work for Northumbria Healthcare in Northumberland or North Tyneside, you can access a range of health improvement information, advice and resources on a variety of topics including accident prevention, alcohol, stop smoking, sexual health and leading a healthy lifestyle. We also provide health promotion information specifically designed for young people.

As a professional you can order health promotion leaflets and posters free of charge and we also have a small amount of other resources and equipment available to loan such as teaching packs, films, nutrition games, and stop smoking resources. 

Please note: these resources are only available to NHS Northumbria staff plus other organisations within Northumberland. 

Resources and ordering

We have catalogues which you can order from:

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You can order the resources you want by finding the catalogues then categories you wish to view. Once you know which resources you want you can either order online by clicking the links below or by completing the printable forms.

To order online select:

To order using printable forms select:

If you chose to use the printable forms you can either email them to , fax them to 01670 816 786, or post it to the address below.

Health Improvement Service,
Epsom Drive,
Ashington
,
Northumberland
NE63 8BD  

If you have problems accessing any of the resources or want a paper copy of the catalogues or please contact Raymond Wood on 01670 840 892 or email

We are not able to take orders on the telephone.

How can I get my order / can my order be delivered?

Orders may take up to ten working days to process and then there will be delivery time if going by van. Please allow adequate time to place and receive your order. 

Orders are delivered by NHS community stores vans which deliver to NHS premises only, e.g health centres, clinics, and hospitals in Northumberland and North Tyneside. 

On your booking form please give your full details and details of your nearest clinic, health centre or hospital from which you will pick up your order. To find out which is the nearest to you, please email  or call him on 01670 840 892. 

You can also pick up your order directly from the health improvement department at Epsom Drive in Ashington. 

Returning resources

Teaching packs, DVDs and equipment are loaned out for one month. If you need them for longer please contact us to make arrangements.

If you borrow resources you must return all items by the return date and you can do this:

  • In person. Please ring on 01670 811 972 before you come to ensure someone will be available.
  • By Royal Mail.
  • By our community store vans - you must ensure that the items will be delivered to arrive at the department by the due date. If they cannot then you must use one of the other methods. 

All resources being returned to the service must be packaged and addressed to:

Health Improvement Service

Epsom Drive,
Ashington
,
Northumberland
NE63 8BD

If any items are lost, or returned damaged, it is your responsibility to reimburse the department for any costs incurred to replace or repair the item.

Visiting the resource centre

If you would like to arrange a visit to see what type of resources are available please contact us to make an appointment - 01670 840 892.

Health promotion campaigns 

We support health promotion campaigns and for those listed below we will be automatically sending out literature for if you are on our distribution list. If you are based within Northumberland or North Tyneside and would like to be added to the list please contact:

Nancy Anderson,
Admin and HIMP Programmes Manager,
Health Improvement Service,
Epsom Drive,
Ashington

NE63 8BD

Tel: 01670 840 890

Fax: 01670 816 796
E-mail:

Campaigns for 2014

January

  • New Year, New You ( Inc: Health Harms, Dry January, Healthy Food Choices)

February

  • Healthy Relationships ( Inc: This is Abuse Campaign)

March

  • No Smoking Day 12th March

April

  • Cancer Awareness

May 

  • Get Moving  (Inc: Walk to Work 12-16 May, Walk to School Week 19-23 May, Sun Awareness Week 5-11 May)

June

  • Child Safety Week 23-29 June

July

  • Children's Healthy Weight (Inc: Fit 4 The Future) 
  • Smokefree Homes & Cars

August

  • Diversity Month

September

  • Sexual Health Week (TBA)
  • Healthy Ageing (Inc: Flu Awareness, Arthritis, Trips & Falls etc)

October

  • Stoptober
  •  World Mental Health Day (10 October) 

November

  • Alcohol Awareness

December

  • World AIDS Day (1 December)
  • Safe and healthy festive season

If you would like to support various other campaigns that we do not, then follow the link below for more information: 

http://www.nhslocal.nhs.uk/my-health/equip/events/list