Healthwatch Northumberland Conference 2019

‘It Starts With You’ The Healthwatch Northumberland conference 2019 is getting bigger and better. It will be interactive, informative and entertaining.

Healthwatch Northumberland is the independent champion for people who use health and social care services. Their Conference/AGM this year will include workshops, films, activities and guest speakers on the areas of health and social care you told them were most important to you – mental health, GP services, access to services and dementia.

This is your chance to join in the community conversation, share your experiences of care services with those who provide them and find out what’s available locally.

The event is free and there’ll be an ‘information buffet’ for you to pick up some information on local health and support services, a free raffle plus lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Speakers and workshops will include social prescribing, loneliness, substance misuse, patient involvement and GP services, dementia, and there’ll even be some singing!

If you live or work in Northumberland we’d love to see you there.

Date and Time

Wed, 16 October 2019

10:00 am– 15:30 pm


Phoenix Theatre

37A Beaconsfield Street


NE24 2DS


Themes include

Health Checks – why aren’t more people taking up these

Substance Misuse  – assessing local needs

Primary Care Networks – more about how GP surgeries are working together

Patient Participation Groups – how to get more involved with your local surgery

Social Prescribing – how community-based services can help with health issues

A Space at the Table – real life experiences of those caring for loved ones with dementia

Singing Workshop – a fun feel-good session from a local group which runs sessions for those with memory loss

Dementia Friendly Ambulances – how listening to patients has led to innovative new dementia-friendly vehicles


For further information contact Healthwatch on 03332 408468 or email

To register  go to:


For more health information and useful local contacts see pages 60-82 in the Golden Guide Northumberland 2019 and see pages 58-82 in the Golden Guide Newcastle & North Tyneside 2019.