Useful Information Links

We have used this page to provide you with some useful links with useful information about various health topics.

Health watch Sunderland

Local Healthwatches have been set up across England to create a strong, independent consumer champion whose aim is to:

  • Strengthen the collective voice of citizens and communities in influencing local health and social care services to better meet their needs
  • Support people to find the right health and social care services for them by providing appropriate information, advice and signposting
  • To encourage and support people and groups to share their views about services; listen to people’s needs and experiences of services

Healthwatch will have a flexible and robust work plan to meet the needs of the aims and objectives of the organisation.  For further information about our work plan please contact us.

Healthwatch Sunderland will work with local people, patients, service users, carers, community groups, organisations, service providers and commissioners to get the best out of local health and social care services. This doesn’t just mean improving services today but influencing and shaping services to meet the needs of the local communities tomorrow.


Loneliness helplines

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All staff in the practice are “Dementia Friends” and hwe ave 1 Dementia Champion.  We are able to offer support and information.  Please click on the link below for more information.
Sunderland Alzheimers Society

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This year sees the 40th Anniversary for the Sunderland Branch BHF.  Please click on the link below for further information.
British Heart Foundation

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PANTS is an initiative by the NSPCC around safeguarding children and being open to discussions around keeping children safe.  Please click on the link for guidance on this by NSPCC.

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Sunderland MIND is an independent charity run by local people for local people.
They provide confidential, high quality services for individuals, carers and families experiencing emotional or mental health problems. They aim to do this in a safe, caring, non-judgmental and supportive environment.
You can sign up to any of their services, they are open to all and welcome referrals from community, voluntary, statutory, private sectors and other agencies.  Please click on the link below for further information.
Sunderland MIND

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The Sunderland Macmillan Cancer Support Centre aims to ensure that everyone in Sunderland/Washington has access to high quality information relating to any aspect of cancer. They also aim to provide practical/emotional support and a listening ear to both patients and carers.  The service is for anyone who is living with or has survived cancer, is worried about cancer, is caring for someone with cancer or has been bereaved through cancer.  Please click on the link below to access further information.
Sunderland Macmillan

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We have come across an interesting page “Patient Memoirs” – it is a GP led page of patient experience videos from how to deal with a difficult diagnosis to day to day issues – click on the link below for a browse.
Patient Memoirs

The extent of alcoholism amongst the elderly. 
According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, 6-11% of elderly people admitted to hospital exhibited symptoms of alcoholism. 20% of elderly patients admitted to psychiatric treatment also exhibited symptoms of alcoholism. 14% of elderly residents admitted to emergency rooms also exhibited signs of alcoholism. Around 49% of elderly people living in nursing homes were thought to suffer from alcoholism.

NHS Choices

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