Tees respite services independent consultation report published

In September 2017, NHS South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG (the CCGs) launched a 10-week formal public consultation on proposed changes to respite services for people with a learning disability, complex needs and/or autism. Read more

North East Emergency Departments under pressure as winter bites

NHS providers across the region ask for residents’ support and encourage them to access alternative services where possible   Emergency services across the North East and North Cumbria are appealing for the public’s support as plummeting temperatures have seen a Read more

What to do if you are unwell over the festive period

If you are not feeling well over the festive period, please take some time to think about where you should go for help. Many common ailments, such as colds and flu or stomach upsets can be treated without you going Read more

Over 2.7 million people in the North East to benefit from improved access to GP appointments

People in the North East will now be able to see a GP in the evening, over the weekend and over bank holidays.   The scheme, which is funded by NHS England’s GP Forward View, will benefit and offer flexibility Read more

An independent investigation into the care and treatment of a mental health service user Mr S

This is the independent investigation into the care and treatment of mental health service user Mr S. At the time of the offence Mr S was receiving mental health services provided by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. Read more

Join us to celebrate the Community Health Ambassadors birthday!

Join us at Billingham Forum on Thursday 7th December from 12.30 – 2.30pm to celebrate the work of our local CCG Community Health Ambassadors. If you are interested in your local NHS and the great work the voluntary sector do Read more


  People in Cumbria and the North East are being encouraged to take care of themselves as temperatures drop and pressure on the NHS increases.   More than three and a half million people across the country visit A&E departments Read more

Bright Ideas in Health Award 2017

The North Tees and Hartlepool Education Alliance were pipped at the post at the Bright Ideas in Health Award 2017 held on 15 November at the Hilton Hotel, Newcastle Gateshead where they were nominated in the Most Innovative NHS Education Read more

Doctors face legal action to prescribe cheap, safe and effective sight loss drug

Cheaper drug could release more than £13.5m a year within the next five years for other services GMC guidance is deterring doctors from prescribing cheaper alternative CCG Chief says drug companies should not be able to restrict patient choice   Doctors Read more

NHS campaign urges people to stay well this winter

A national NHS campaign is urging people to take early action if they start to feel unwell this winter.   The message to Stay Well This Winter encourages people most at risk from cold weather, including those with long-term health conditions and Read more