Monthly Archives: February 2014

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

Dr Boleslaw Posmyk explains…..   This week I would like to draw attention to our IAPT service. This stands for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies.   The service provides talking treatments for people with mild to moderate anxiety or depression Read more

GP Extended Opening Hours

Dr Boleslaw Posmyk explains…..   As we are always looking at ways we can improve our local health service we plan ahead to increase our capacity at times when we know there are going to be increased demands.   Pressure Read more

Cervical Screening

Dr Paul Williams explains….   In Stockton we are more likely to die young from cancer than people in most other parts of the UK. In this and future weeks I’m going to focus on cancer, particularly looking at what Read more

Improving relationships

Dr Paul Williams explains…   SOMETIMES I SEE PATIENTS whose relationships have reached crisis point. There are plenty of people in Stockton who are facing big difficulties at the moment.   Redundancy and unemployment can put a huge strain on Read more

GPs in Hartlepool & Stockton encouraging people to seek treatment earlier

A new campaign called, “The earlier, the better” has been launched to encourage people to seek help early on from their local pharmacist if they’re feeling under the weather. The campaign is being backed by NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Read more

Local voluntary groups benefit from health initiative

Fifteen local voluntary and community groups across Hartlepool have benefitted from funding from the Hartlepool and Stockton on Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of local people the budget was earmarked specifically to promote Read more

How your local NHS is improving

The NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body meets regularly throughout the year to discuss “commissioning intentions”. This sounds very complicated but it is simply a discussion and agreement on what we are going to do to Read more

Local solutions to local problems: partnership approach to improving health

More than 400 people from across Stockton have so far been helped to make positive lifestyle changes, access health services and stay out of hospital thanks to three innovative pilot projects, designed and delivered by local voluntary organisations and supported Read more

‘My Medicines, My Health’ encourages patients to stay in control of their health

Hartlepool and Stockton on Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is supporting a campaign aimed at helping older patients to better understand their medicines, improve how well they take their medicine, which helps to manage their health condition and feel better Read more