Tees Valley Clinical Commissioning Groups confirm merger plans

With effect from 1 April, the three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across Tees Valley will merge into one CCG. A single NHS Tees Valley CCG will be created, replacing CCGs NHS Darlington CCG, NHS Hartlepool and Stockton on Tees CCG Read more

25 million to be offered free NHS flu jab this winter

The health service in England has prepared for its largest ever flu protection drive to help keep people well and ease pressure on urgent care services over the colder months. The number of people eligible has topped 25 million this Read more

Transforming children and young people’s mental health

Following the successful submission of a bid to NHS England, Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees have been selected as a trailblazer site for a national pilot to develop Mental Health Support Teams for children and young people. Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Read more

National Eye Health Week!

Don’t be blind to the risk of falls. This week is National Eye Health Week (Monday 23 to Sunday 29 September) Poor vision more than doubles your risk of taking a tumble. Not only can impaired or low vision prevent Read more

Falls prevention week!

Falls: Preventable, not inevitable! This week is Falls Prevention Week (Monday 23 to Sunday 29 September). Falls can have a devastating effect on the lives of individuals and their families. Physical injury can cause permanent disability and people’s lives change Read more

Funding for mental health crisis services

New funding for mental health crisis services Patients across Tees Valley and County Durham will have better access to adult mental health crisis services thanks to new funding worth more than £2 million. County Durham and Darlington and Teesside Mental Read more

Training to Improve Oral Health for Patients

  Training to Improve Oral Health for Patients   A new online learning course has launched to help GPs improve oral health treatment for patients. There is growing evidence to show that poor oral health plays a significant role in Read more

Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day   Tuesday 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day.  This aims to raise awareness and educate people on what we can all do to help prevent suicide. Did you know one in four people experience mental Read more

Launch of national programme for young people’s mental health

Hartlepool & Stockton CCG launches national programme to promote children and young people’s mental health Children struggling with mental health in Hartlepool and Stockton are to benefit from better services and support as a major national initiative is rolled out Read more

Autism e-book resource

The National Autistic Society estimates that 11 in every 1,000 people (1.1 per cent of the population) are on the autism spectrum. The link below is an e-book resource, which has been designed to accompany the ‘Autism Alert – Help Read more