Monthly Archives: August 2018

Over The Counter Medication Guidance

New guidance has been published for prescribing of medication available to buy over the counter without a prescription. Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor Read more

Millions miss out on vital health checks that could save lives

Recent analysis from Diabetes UK shows that less than half of over 40s eligible for an NHS Health Check in the last five years have actually received one. Launched in England in 2009, the programme offers a five-yearly check-up to Read more

Tell Us YOUR Views on Rheumatology Services

Clinicians and Commissioners across County Durham, Darlington and Tees are working together to help improve Rheumatology services for patients. Rheumatology deals with the investigation, diagnosis and management of patients with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. This a range of disorders Read more

This bank holiday think GP or pharmacy before A&E

People across the Hartlepool and Stockton area are being asked to help ease pressure on NHS accident and emergency services over the August bank holiday. NHS England is urging people to see a pharmacist or make an appointment to see Read more

Public Health England launch summer hydration campaign for over 65s

There is a national ambition to reduce healthcare associated Gram-negative blood stream infections (healthcare associated GNBSIs) by 50% by March 2021. These can be devastating infections and often result in admission to critical care and in some cases mortality.   Read more