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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

Join One Of Our Dying Matters Week Events

The NHS is promoting a number of local events during Dying Matters Awareness Week (14th – 20th May 2018) to encourage people to talk openly about dying, death and bereavement. Every minute someone in the UK dies, but many of Read more

Information for women aged 70-79

You may not have received a screening invitation Some women aged between 70 and 79 are being offered the opportunity for a breast screen. This is because some women did not receive an invitation for a final screen, as part Read more

Changes to prescribing for items available ‘over the counter’ will save NHS funds

NHS England has recently published guidance to free up to almost £100 million for frontline care each year by curbing prescriptions for ‘over the counter’ medicines for minor ailments such as those for hay fever and constipation. Curbing routine prescribing Read more

Hartlepool and Stockton Patients Can Access Out of Hours Appointments

All patients across Hartlepool and Stockton can access GP and nurse appointments on weekends and evenings. Chadwick practice in Hartlepool, Tenant Street medical Practice in Stockton and Woodbridge Practice in Ingleby Barwick all have slots available each weekday evening and Read more

Hartlepool and Stockton Patients Urged To Cancel Appointments They Can’t Attend

Patients in Hartlepool and Stockton have been urged to ensure they cancel an appointment if they no longer need it. It is estimated 300,000 GP appointments are missed each year in the UK, coming at a cost of around £300m to the NHS. Read more