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CCG urges people to attend urgent referral appointments

If your GP referred you to hospital for an urgent appointment that could rule out cancer, would you go? Last year 93% attended such an appointment but there were 700 patients (7%) that didn’t and one of the most common Read more

Patients rate Melrose Surgery, Billingham top in Teesside says NHS England survey

Melrose Surgery, in Billingham, came top of the ranking from all surgeries across Teesside in the NHS GP Patient Survey. NHS England has released the latest findings from the survey – an ongoing poll involving more than a million people Read more

Joint Governing Body Meeting

NHS Darlington Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body will be held in public on Tuesday 25 July 2017 from 2.30pm – 5.30pm at the Stephenson Room, Community Safety Centre, Park Place, Darlington DL1 5LR. Members Read more

Seven day GP services across North Tees

People in Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees can now access GP services until 8.00pm on weekdays and up to 5.00pm on weekends and bank holidays in addition to 24 hour urgent care services at North Tees and Hartlepool hospitals.   The extended Read more

North East region’s NHS changing gluten-free prescribing arrangements

NHS commissioners across the North East will take steps to update and rationalise their arrangements for prescribing gluten-free foods.   Gluten-free foods are provided on prescription to patients who have Coeliac disease, as this prevents their immune system reacting to Read more

Evening and weekend GP appointments

People in Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees can now access GP and nurse services until 8.00pm on weekdays and up to 5.00pm on weekends and bank holidays in addition to 24 hour urgent care services at North Tees and Hartlepool hospitals.   Read more

Celebrating 80 years of 999

Today, Friday 30 June, marks the 80th anniversary of the 999 emergency number. The 999 number was first introduced in London in 1937 and was the world’s first emergency number. The first ever 999 call was made right in London Read more

Stockton-on Tees care home rated as outstanding

CQC rates Stockton-on-Tees care home as Outstanding The CQC has found the quality of care provided by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council at 1 Lanark Close, a care home in Elm Tree, to be Outstanding following an inspection in March and April. Read more

New training initiative set to improve Care Homes

A collaborative approach to improve training in the care home sector in Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees is proving popular.   The bespoke training programme is being delivered by the North Tees and Hartlepool Education Alliance of organisations including Stockton Borough Council, Read more

STAY SAVVY IN THE SUMMER SUN

Summer is on its way at last – and health experts are reminding people to take care while enjoying the sunshine. Local hospitals and health services see a number of patients every year who have become ill due to summer Read more