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Local Support

This section of the website exists to inform patients about local support groups.
If you have information about a local support group please email the information for the attention of the Practice Manager and we will endeavour to add it to this page.

Dementia Support at Haltwhistle

Haltwhistle memory café - next meeting will be held on Thursday 9th May at the Haltwhistle War Memorial Hospital Community Room between 10am and 12 noon.

The Carers group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at Haltwhistle Library, from 2pm to 4pm.
Why not call along for a coffee and craic.

For more information please contact Chris on 07816 532269

Northumberland Cancer Support Group


Meet twice monthly on the first Tuesdays and fourth Thursday monthly:

• Tuesday meetings are held in the Education Centre, 2nd floor, Hexham General Hospital, NE46 1QJ with a guest speaker and refreshments available at 6:30pm.
• Thursday meetings are in the Community Room, Hexham trinity Methodist Church, Beaumont Street, NE46 3LS with refreshments available at 1:00pm.

Further information including a meeting diary can be found on their website:
For further information you can also contact 07598 620599 or e-mail

Registered Charity N.o: 519373.

Maggie's Newcastle

At the Freeman Hospital

Maggie's is for anyone affected by cancer, including family and friends. You can make yourself a cup of tea in our kitchen, find a peaceful spot in our gardens or speak with our team of experts.

Our cancer support specialists offer a daily drop-in. You don't need to an appointment or referral, you can just call in anytime Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.

Maggie's Newcastle, Grounds of the Freeman Hospital, Melville Grove, NE NU

0191 233 6600


Healthwatch Northumberland

Helathwatch Northumberland is the independent champion for people who use health and social care services. They exist to ensure that people are at the heart of care, listening to what people like about services or what could be improved and they share yourviews with those with the power to make change happen. Healthwatch also help people find the information they need about services in their area. Your local Healthwatch are there to help make health and social care better for people in Northumberland.
Please get in touch with your experiences of GPs, hospitals, dentists, care homes or other healthcare service. Every comment matters.
In summary, Healthwatch are there to:
• help people find out about local care
• listen to what people think of services
• help improve the quality of services by letting those running services and the government know what people want from care
So if you want better health services for you and your family, would like to know more about the services available in your area or if you have a complaint or compliment about the care you have received in the last 12 months, please let them know.
You can collect feedback forms in your local surgery, please ask at reception or visit:


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