Monthly Archives: November 2016

Christmas and Mental Health

Christmas is a time for family get-togethers and having fun, but it can have its pressures too. Tips for a stress-free Christmas include resolving any arguments before Christmas day, sharing the workload, planning the day with all the family, getting Read more

Draft Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP) published

NHS organisations across Durham, Darlington, Tees, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby have published their draft Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), which was submitted to NHS England in October. This is in response to NHS England which has asked NHS commissioners and Read more

Antibiotic resistance

With the cold and flu season in full swing many people believe their GP should prescribe antibiotics, when in actual fact the drugs have no effect on the viruses that cause colds, flu and many coughs. If antibiotics are used Read more

North East doctors warn of antibiotics danger

We need to think differently about antibiotics, or face major risks to our health from antibiotic-resistant bacteria – that’s the message from doctors in the North East this week. Overuse of antibiotics means that harmful bacteria can adapt and become Read more

Governing Body meeting – you’re invited!

As a clinical commissioning group (CCG) NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG is made up of 37 GP practices which work together to plan and buy local health services for the people of Hartlepool and Stockton. Our main decision making meeting Read more

Flu Jab Reminder

Flu jab season is well and truly underway.  Have you had yours yet? Please remember all over 65 year olds are eligible along with at risk patients, children and pregnant women. It’s important that everyone who’s eligible gets vaccinated as Read more

NHS unveils family of ‘plasticine people’ for winter advert campaign

Meet Carol and Eric, part of a new family of ‘plasticine people’ who will be introduced to the North East public for the first time this week through a new NHS advertising campaign. The characters are the first of nine Read more


Norovirus or the winter vomiting bug is the most common stomach bug in the UK. It’s highly contagious and can affect people of all ages, causing vomiting and diarrhoea so it’s important to try to prevent catching it, and if Read more

Online booking and prescriptions for Hartlepool and Stockton GP surgeries

People registered with GP surgeries can now book appointments and request repeat prescriptions at a time convenient to them, thanks to GP online services. These services enable people to book GP appointments and request repeat prescriptions via their computer, smartphone Read more