Monthly Archives: July 2018

Tell Us YOUR Views on Mental Health Services

Patients across Teesside are being asked for their views on mental health services in the area. In Teesside there are four main Mental Health Crisis services. These are Crisis team, Street Triage, Crisis Assessment Suite (CAS) and Liaison Psychiatry. In Read more

Important Information: Norton Medical Practice Phones Down

Norton Medical Practice’s phones are currently down. The practice remains open and if anyone needs to be seen today, please call in to the practice. Alternatively you can contact NHS 111 for free medical advice. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

If you notice blood in your pee, even if it’s ‘just the once’, tell your doctor

If you notice blood in your pee, even if it’s ‘just the once’, tell your doctor. Around 19,100 people in England are diagnosed with bladder or kidney cancer each year. Both cancers affect men and women, although they are more Read more

NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG rated as ‘outstanding’

NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG are delighted to announce they have been rated as ‘outstanding’ in their annual assessment, which was published by NHS England this week. The assessment recognises the significant improvements and progress made over the last year Read more

Spot Womb Cancer Signs Early

I was concerned to read recently that very few women recognise the signs of womb cancer, despite it being the fourth most common cancer amongst women in the UK. Almost 9,000 women are diagnosed with womb cancer every year in Read more

Stay Safe In The Warm Weather

I hope you have all been able to enjoy the glorious weather we have been treated to recently. I am certainly struggling to remember it being so consistently warm and dry for such a long stretch of time! I want Read more

Food for thought: regional approach easier to digest for patients and clinicians in the North East and Cumbria

A regional approach aims to improve how the NHS locally uses endoscopy (telescope test) to diagnose cancer of the stomach and oesophagus (gullet). These cancers predominantly occur in people over the age of 50, with 50% occurring after the age Read more

NHS Hartlepool and Stockton CCG Invoices over £25k – June 2018

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

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is made up of: a physical exercise programme, designed for people with lung conditions and tailored for you information on looking after your body and your lungs, and advice on managing your condition and your symptoms, including Read more

Quit Smoking For Good!

‘No Tobacco Day’ took place recently and although it can be a difficult task to quit, I want to make people aware of a number of helpful tips and provisions to help stop smoking. Alarmingly, around half of all long-term Read more