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

Weekend and Evening Appointments Available For All Hartlepool And Stockton Patients

Need to see a GP or nurse over the weekend or on a weekday evening? There are appointments available for all patients in Hartlepool and Stockton! The available appointment slots are: Monday – Friday: Chadwick Practice (6.30pm – 8.30pm) Woodbridge Read more

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