Look after yourself to ease the strain on NHS services, North East GP urges

People with winter coughs and colds who are contacting their GP practice or visiting A&E to get ‘checked out’ are being asked to try and look after themselves as NHS services in the region come under increasing pressure.   GP practices in the North East and Cumbria are reporting that some patients are asking for appointments to get Read more

Help reduce pressure on our NHS

It’s very important that patients with planned operations, procedures or outpatient appointments should attend as normal unless they are specifically contacted by their hospital and asked not to. Only those patients contacted directly will have appointments delayed and these will be rearranged. Cancer diagnosis and treatment appointments will not be delayed. Any patients who do have a hospital Read more

What to do if you are unwell over the festive period

If you are not feeling well over the festive period, please take some time to think about where you should go for help. Many common ailments, such as colds and flu or stomach upsets can be treated without you going to GPs or local hospitals. Pharmacists often provide the appropriate help or advice you need so you can Read more

Tees respite services independent consultation report published

In September 2017, NHS South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG (the CCGs) launched a 10-week formal public consultation on proposed changes to respite services for people with a learning disability, complex needs and/or autism. Health based respite is currently provided to 90 people from the Tees area, and their families and carers, Read more

Important information about the closure of Resolution Health Centre

The CCG has made the difficult decision to close Resolution Health Centre in North Ormesby after being unable to secure a new provider for the service. The CCG invited bids from providers in October 2017; however no bids were received. There is unfortunately little appetite for this type of contract with providers; therefore it is with regret, due to Read more

Plea as temperatures drop and pressure on the NHS increases

People in the North East and Cumbria are being encouraged to take care of themselves as temperatures drop and pressure on the NHS increases. More than three and a half million people across the country visit A&E departments every year for self-treatable conditions, such as stomach complaints, colds, flu and colic. Good self-care is about keeping fit and healthy Read more

Doctors face legal action to prescribe cheap, safe and effective sight loss drug

Cheaper drug could release more than £13.5m a year within the next five years for other services GMC guidance is deterring doctors from prescribing cheaper alternative CCG Chief says drug companies should not be able to restrict patient choice Doctors in the north east of England face legal action from two of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies for offering Read more

Help protect yourself and the person you care for with a free NHS flu jab this winter

A quick and easy way to help carers during the flu campaign Looking after someone who can’t get by without your help? Frequently asked questions for carers  

Don’t forget our AGM and community health fair on Wednesday!

Just a polite reminder that it’s our Annual General Meeting and community health fair this Wednesday, 20 September at the CCG’s offices at North Ormesby Health Village. Come along from 1.30pm until 4.00pm. Find out about what we’ve been doing in the last year in our role in planning and buying many of the health services across Middlesbrough Read more

NHS proposes changes to learning disability services on Tees

The NHS on Teesside is holding a public consultation on proposed changes to respite services for people with a learning disability, complex needs and/or autism. Respite services are services or activities that help individuals and their carers recharge their batteries and create new opportunities to maximise longer term wellbeing. NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Read more