IMPORTANT Information for patients – BE AWARE of non- NHS repeat prescription services

We are aware that repeat prescription services that are not legitimate NHS services are currently being advertised. Be cautious if an individual offers to pick up your prescription for you at a cost. Anyone signing up to this service should Read more

NIWE Eating Distress Service

NIWE Eating Distress Service are offering a range of support services for friends and family caring for someone with an eating disorder. The timetable for the Friends & Family support group for July – December is below. FF SUPPORT GROUP Read more

Changes to repeat prescriptions in County Durham and Tees Valley

The way patients order prescriptions in County Durham and Tees Valley will soon be changing. From September 2 2019, community pharmacies will no longer be able to order repeat medication for patients. Instead patients will order their medication directly from Read more

Join us for a meeting held in public this July

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 July. Hartlepool and Stockton-on- Tees CCG forms part of the Joint Committee of the Southern Read more

Potential changes to NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups

Patients can share their views on potential changes to how the NHS plans and buys services for people in County Durham and Tees Valley. There are currently five NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in the area: NHS Darlington CCG NHS Read more

2018/2019 Annual Report Published

NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG’s annual report for 2018/2019 has been published. The 175-page report contains an overview of performance, finance, governance and more. Click here to view the report.

Local volunteers achieve national recognition for improving healthcare

 NHS England has recognised volunteers from across Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees for their efforts in improving NHS health services over the past three years, as part of the Community Health Ambassadors (CHA) project. Over 40 volunteers have been supported to engage Read more

Quit smoking to reduce risk of 16 cancers

Smoking causes 16 cancers. If one doesn’t kill you…it could change your life. Quitting is the one clear way to reduce your risk. Most of us know about lung cancer, but fewer people are aware that smoking causes 15 other Read more

Radio 1’s Big Weekend is coming to Middlesbrough – check your route before you travel

Residents in Middlesbrough are encouraged to plan ahead and check road closures before they travel to any NHS appointment or visit people in James Cook University Hospital on Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May as BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend is Read more

Public asked to use 999 and Emergency Department services wisely

The region’s NHS is calling on people to use 999 and Emergency Departments (A&E) carefully as the region’s emergency services are facing extra pressures this week. With several hospitals across the North East and North Cumbria reporting higher demand than Read more