Monthly Archives: March 2018

Stockton-on-Tees Care Home Rated Outstanding by Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found the quality of care provided by Longlast, Stockton-0n-Tees to be Outstanding following an inspection in March. Longlast can accommodate up to 11 people in one building and provides care for people living with Read more

NHS campaign urges people to ‘be prepared’ this Easter

A NHS campaign is urging people to take early action if they start to feel unwell this Easter. The message to ‘be prepared and stay well’ over the holiday period encourages people most at risk, including those with long-term health conditions Read more

Successful NHS 111 service will continue to improve under new contract

The successful NHS 111 telephone helpline in the region will continue to improve, as commissioners agree a new contract for the service it was announced today. Current providers the North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust will operate the new Read more

What To Do If You’re Unwell Over Easter

If you are not feeling well over Easter, 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 going to GPs or Read more

Your Right – urgent two week referral

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

Protect your children from poisons: Warning as campaign reminds parents to take smoking right outside

Carbon monoxide, lead, arsenic and benzene are poisons that most of us go out of our way to avoid. But this is the toxic cocktail in tobacco smoke inhaled by smokers and potentially their families in the home and car. That’s Read more

Time To Talk About Obesity

Although a controversial issue at the moment, obesity is an alarmingly common problem in the UK and I feel it is important for me to make people aware of the steps you can take to address the problem. Worryingly, obesity Read more

Tips for Quitting on No Smoking Day

Wednesday 14 March marks No Smoking Day – an annual challenge to smokers to make a quit attempt. If you smoke, the chances are you’ve tried to quit before. But it’s not all bad news – the most recent evidence Read more

00K NHS Hartlepool and Stockton CCG Invoices over £25k – February 2018

00K NHS Hartlepool and Stockton CCG Invoices over £25k – February 2018

Parents Urged To Follow Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Prevention Guidelines

Parents of young babies across Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees have been urged to follow guidelines to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Although the cause of SIDS is not fully understood, there are thought to be a number Read more