Monthly Archives: December 2016

Drink Driving

Over the last fifty years a Drink Driving campaign has tried to persuade people not to drink and drive during the Festive period. It combines education with increased police presence on the roads. Attitudes have changed over this time. There Read more

Choose Wisely

Undercooked turkeys, faulty fairy lights or too much festive tipple combined with a kitchen full of hot pans and sharp knives – Christmas can bring a cocktail of hidden dangers. If you do suffer a merry mishap or are struck Read more

Transforming Care: Review of Respite Services for People with Learning Disabilities and Complex Needs

NHS South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (‘the CCGs’) are working together to carry out a review of health respite services for people with learning disabilities and complex needs, and their families and Read more

Winter Health Advice

Generally we feel unwell during winter time as we spend more time indoors and coughs and colds are passed around our family, friends and colleagues at work. If you are normally healthy there are many winter ailments and illnesses that Read more

Winter Pressures

Each winter there are stories in the news about A&E departments being at breaking point. A&E is always busy, but during the winter we expect this pressure to increase and as a result we make plans to ensure the system Read more


I was saddened recently to see a patient who had restarted smoking despite suffering from lung disease because he had put on weight after stopping. These days there is no reason to smoke. There are ways and help out there Read more

Changes to NHS urgent care services announced

NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has announced that North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust will continue to deliver urgent care services across Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees in alliance with Hartlepool and Stockton Health (the local GP Federation) Read more