Durham, Tees and Darlington Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) working together – information for patients

The five Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) across Durham, Darlington and Tees continue to work together following the appointment of Dr Neil O’Brien as single Accountable Officer and the two Chief Officers Nicola Bailey and Dr Stewart Findlay in September 2018. Read more

Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG Easter Pharmacy Opening Times

If you become unwell over the Easter weekend your pharmacy is a great place to visit for professional advice on ailments such as coughs and colds. Make sure you know the opening times! HAST CCG Easter Pharmacy Opening Times

Showcase event proves a success!

National leads from NHS England (NHSE) visited Hartlepool Hospital to meet with the Hartlepool and Stockton Clinical Commissioning Group and Partners on Tuesday 12th March 2019. As well as the Chair of NHSE Lord David Prior, other visitors included;   Read more

Join us for a meeting held in public this March!

Patients can join a meeting held in public involving six clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in County Durham, Tees Valley and part of North Yorkshire this March. Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG forms part of the Joint Committee of the Southern Collaborative Read more

Smokers in the North East urged to quit for No Smoking Day 2019

North East smokers are being encouraged to give quitting a go this No Smoking Day (March 13) to feel the benefits of better health and reduce the risks of smoking-related disease. Fresh, along with North East GP Dr Chris Tasker, Read more

Could you attend a Diabetes Prevention Week event?

Patients across the North East have been invited to take part in upcoming NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) events this April. Members of the public will have the opportunity to have their potential risk of Type 2 Diabetes assessed  at Read more

E-Cigarette use remains low in Britain, report finds

Press release issued by Fresh North East: Public Health England report finds regular vaping in under-18s remains low and a third of adult smokers have never tried one Fresh calls for more acceptance of e-cigs in the NHS Only 4% Read more

Think you need medical help right now? NHS 111 is now available online

On 23 January, NHS England is introducing a campaign to increase awareness of when to use NHS 111, either by phone or online. NHS 111 online uses the same clinical algorithms as the 111 phone service, taking you through questions Read more

Public reminded to use 999 and emergency department services wisely

The NHS is urging people to use 999 and Emergency Departments (A&E) wisely as the region’s emergency services report an increase in pressure. With increasing demand on services, people are asked to consider whether their condition really needs emergency treatment Read more

Healthier You: Diabetes Prevention Programme

NHS England and partners have launched the ‘Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme’ (NDPP) to help people who are at risk of developing Type 2. In the UK, around 22,000 people with diabetes die early every year and five million Read more