Food for thought: regional approach easier to digest for patients and clinicians in the North East and Cumbria

A regional approach aims to improve how the NHS locally uses endoscopy (telescope test) to diagnose cancer of the stomach and oesophagus (gullet). These cancers predominantly occur in people over the age of 50, with 50% occurring after the age Read more

70 years of the NHS

As the NHS turns 70, we’d like to share some fascinating facts about the service that has helped to transform the health and wellbeing of the nation. In 1948 the NHS had a budget of £437m. In 2017/18, around £110 Read more

Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

The NHS is turning 70 on 5 July 2018. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to appreciate the vital role the service plays in our lives, and to recognise and Read more

Celebrate Health Information Week and NHS 70th Birthday at Billingham Forum 3rd July!

We are really looking forward to celebrating the NHS 70th Birthday with you at Billingham Forum on Tuesday 3rd July, which is also Health Information Week! Come along to the foyer at the Forum where we are holding a health Read more

Health Services This Bank Holiday Weekend

Need to access urgent health care services this Bank Holiday weekend? Your GP practice will be closed this Bank Holiday weekend.  If you need to access urgent health care services, call 111 which is available 24 hours a day, 365 Read more

Celebrate Patient Participation Week at Billingham Forum on June 7th

As part of Patient Participation Week from June 4 until June 9, all are welcome to attend an event to highlight the valuable work of patients, volunteers and colleagues in improving local health services. This event will be a great Read more

STOMP Poster Competition: Could You Be The Winner?

Children and young people across North East and Cumbria have been invited to enter a poster competition to win vouchers worth £200. Anyone aged 25 and under can enter the competition, which asks participants to design a poster on the Read more

NHS e-Referral Service – Helping patients manage their referral online

Information packs will be sent out  this month to general practices which will offer patients information about how to book their hospital appointments online. The packs are designed to encourage patients to use the NHS e-Referral Service Manage Your Referral Read more

An Alternative Way To Get a Consultation With Your GP

NHS England is using technology to empower patients and make it easier for clinicians to deliver high quality care and enabling patients to seamlessly navigate the service as part of its digital transformation strategy. The Online Consultations programme is a contribution Read more

We want your views about Direct Access to Adult Hearing Services

Five health commissioners across Durham and Teesside are working together to re- procure the Direct Access to Adult Hearing Services for Age Related Hearing Loss – Audiology Services and we would like your views to help us do that. The Read more