Monthly Archives: September 2014

Diabetes

WE ESTIMATE that about 12,000 people in Stockton have diabetes, but the NHS only knows about 9,000 of them. Could you be one of the missing 3,000? It’s very important for diabetes to be diagnosed as early as possible, because Read more

AGM

CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUPS are led by GPs. The aim, when they were introduced last year (replacing Primary Care Trusts), was to enable commissioners to plan and purchase health care services that truly meet the needs of local people. Working closely Read more

AGM

Clinical Commissioning Groups are led by GPs. The aim, when they were introduced last year (replacing Primary Care Trusts), was to enable commissioners to plan and purchase health care services that truly meet the needs of local people. To do Read more

Smoking ban in cars

I WELCOME THE RECENT Government consultation that will hopefully lead to a ban on smoking in cars where there are children under 18. Breathing in second hand smoke is hugely harmful and opening the window is not enough to protect Read more

Depression

The sad death of actor Robin Williams recently has pushed depression into the media spotlight again. Statistics for the region show that the North East has worryingly high levels of depression with many adults taking anti-depressants. This is blamed on Read more