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

Truth Project

The Truth Project offers victims and survivors of child sexual abuse an opportunity to share their experiences in a confidential and supportive setting. It is part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, which was established to investigate the Read more

Hartlepool & Stockton Health (H&SH) has been announced as the preferred providers of GP Extended Access services

Following a comprehensive tender and evaluation process, Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG would like to announce that they have chosen the local GP Federation Hartlepool & Stockton Health (H&SH) as the preferred provider of GP Extended Access services. In April 2016, Read more

Hartlepool and Stockton Pharmacy Opening Times Over Christmas

If you become unwell over the festive period, 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 Pharmacy Opening Times

Update for Hartlepool and Stockton patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

It’s your choice If you’ve been diagnosed with wet age-related macular degeneration (‘wet AMD’), the NHS can offer a range of treatments for your condition. Following a recent case at the high court in London, the NHS in our region Read more

Hartlepool and Stockton Patients To Be Offered Online Consultations

A number of GP practices across Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees are now offering online consultations to patients as part of a national £45 million investment by the NHS into new consultation types. Patients are being encouraged to escape the wait and Read more

NHS to save millions following legal battle with drug companies

The NHS in the North East and North Cumbria has today won a landmark legal battle against two multinational drug companies that will save the tax payer millions of pounds in the treatment of the biggest cause of age related Read more

Check Your Heart Age Today!

Do you know your heart age? To increase awareness of heart health and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, we are encouraging anyone over 30 to complete the One You Heart Age Test. The test reveals your heart Read more

New Accountable Officer for NHS in Durham and Tees Valley

NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across Durham and Tees Valley have stepped up their collaborative working with the appointment of a new Accountable Officer. Dr Neil O’Brien has been chosen to head a joint leadership and management team to oversee Read more