Monthly Archives: May 2018

Patient Participation Is Vital for the NHS

As Patient Participation Week (PPW) is coming up this June, I would like to use my column as an opportunity to let you know about an exciting event you are all invited to attend. PPW aims to promote the role Read more

Health Services This Bank Holiday Weekend

Need to access urgent health care services this Bank Holiday weekend? Your GP practice will be closed this Bank Holiday weekend.  If you need to access urgent health care services, call 111 which is available 24 hours a day, 365 Read more

Trouble Sleeping? It could be Insomnia

I was sad to read last week that ITV news anchor Tom Bradby has been forced to take time off work due to insomnia, which can be a really devastating condition. Insomnia means you regularly have problems sleeping, but thankfully Read more

Celebrate Patient Participation Week at Billingham Forum on June 7th

As part of Patient Participation Week from June 4 until June 9, all are welcome to attend an event to highlight the valuable work of patients, volunteers and colleagues in improving local health services. This event will be a great Read more

STOMP Poster Competition: Could You Be The Winner?

Children and young people across North East and Cumbria have been invited to enter a poster competition to win vouchers worth £200. Anyone aged 25 and under can enter the competition, which asks participants to design a poster on the Read more

Do you know how to spot lupus?

I was pleased to see many people wearing purple for world lupus day last week and want to take this opportunity to let you know more about the disease. Lupus is a long-term condition and can cause inflammation to the Read more

NHS e-Referral Service – Helping patients manage their referral online

Information packs will be sent out  this month to general practices which will offer patients information about how to book their hospital appointments online. The packs are designed to encourage patients to use the NHS e-Referral Service Manage Your Referral Read more

An Alternative Way To Get a Consultation With Your GP

NHS England is using technology to empower patients and make it easier for clinicians to deliver high quality care and enabling patients to seamlessly navigate the service as part of its digital transformation strategy. The Online Consultations programme is a contribution Read more

We want your views about Direct Access to Adult Hearing Services

Five health commissioners across Durham and Teesside are working together to re- procure the Direct Access to Adult Hearing Services for Age Related Hearing Loss – Audiology Services and we would like your views to help us do that. The Read more

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

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