Monthly Archives: March 2015

Body Mass Index

TWO THIRDS OF ADULTS and almost one in five children are overweight or obese. But when questioned, half of overweight men and a third of overweight women think that their size is OK. You can classify your weight by working Read more

What is sepsis?

SEPSIS IS A LIFE THREATENING condition. It happens when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. Sepsis leads to shock, multiple organ failure and death especially if not recognised early. It is caused by the Read more

High blood pressure

High blood pressure means that your blood pressure is continually higher than the recommended level. Around 30% of people in England have high blood pressure but many don’t know it. If left untreated it can increase risk of heart attack, Read more

Meningitis W vaccine

You may have seen in the news that there is a strain of meningitis (Meningitis W) that has become much common recently. But until now only Meningitis C has been included in the routine NHS vaccine programme. Things will change Read more

Childhood immunisation

YOU WANT TO DO what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep them safe. But, did you know that one of the best ways to protect your Read more

Helping the NHS to help you

Helping the NHS to help you this bank holiday   Everyone has a part to play in helping the NHS do its job – that’s the message from local doctors and nurses as we approach the May bank holiday.   Read more

Stockton patients to take part in new approach to control their own budgets

NHS Hartlepool and Stockton on Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in partnership with North Tees and Hartlepool Foundation Trust, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and Catalyst (represent the voluntary and community sector in Stockton-on-Tees) have been selected by the government to be Read more