Monthly Archives: March 2017

North East NHS marks two years of urgent and emergency care improvements

The NHS in the North East is marking two years of achievement this week as a major programme to improve urgent and emergency care services moves onto a new footing. The North East and North Cumbria Urgent and Emergency Care Read more

What’s open this Easter?

The NHS is encouraging people in Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees to visit a pharmacist if they need quick access to health advice and treatment over the Easter bank holiday. Many pharmacies will remain open over the bank holiday weekend, when other services may Read more

New mums in the north east encouraged to breastfeed

Public Health England is launching a campaign to improve breastfeeding rates. Less than 44% of women in England breastfeed once their baby reaches two months old. Public Health England (PHE) has introduced the ‘Start4Life Breastfeeding Friend’ (BFF). This is a new Read more

Safer Sleep Week to raise awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

INVALUABLE advice is being provided to parents and carers in the Tees Valley to help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in babies and toddlers. The charitable organisation, Lullaby Trust, is raising awareness of SIDS through its Read more

Have you used the new child health app yet?

Parents and carers can now find NHS advice at their fingertips to help you look after their children’s health. The child health app gives easy to understand guidance on childhood illnesses, recognising when your child is unwell, and advice on Read more

Raising awareness of ovarian cancer

In Hartlepool we are more likely to die young from cancer than people in most other parts of the UK. March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month so this week I really wanted to draw your attention to the symptoms and Read more

Do you know the FAST message?

You have probably seen the national FAST campaign on TV at the moment. Acting FAST saves lives and improves recovery of those who have had a stroke. A stroke is a ‘brain attack’ caused by a disturbance of the blood Read more

Sepsis kills more than 40,000 a year

Sepsis kills more than 40,000 people a year, more than bowel, breast and prostate combined has been highlighted on the news this week. Would you recognise the signs and symptoms? What is Sepsis? Sepsis can be life threatening. It happens Read more

New digital system to access patient records set to be rolled out

A new digital system for accessing patient records is set to be rolled out across the North East region over the coming months, helping medical professionals to provide better, safer emergency care for local people. MIG The Medical Interoperability Gateway Read more