Tell Us YOUR Views on Mental Health Services

Patients across Teesside are being asked for their views on mental health services in the area. In Teesside there are four main Mental Health Crisis services. These are Crisis team, Street Triage, Crisis Assessment Suite (CAS) and Liaison Psychiatry. In order to ensure that the design and delivery of Tees Crisis services in Teesside are informed by public Read more

If you notice blood in your pee, even if it’s ‘just the once’, tell your doctor.

If you notice blood in your pee, even if it’s ‘just the once’, tell your doctor. Around 19,100 people in England are diagnosed with bladder or kidney cancer each year. Both cancers affect men and women, although they are more common in men. Bladder and kidney cancers can affect people of all ages but are most common in Read more

Briefing on the CCG’s annual assessment for 2017/18

The NHS is, at a national level, facing unprecedented levels of financial challenge. The South Tees health and care system is, like many other systems, experiencing significant financial pressures. For our CCG this means that for the first time since its inception in 2013 we reported an overspend (deficit) for the financial year 2017-18 and we also expect Read more

Food for thought: regional approach easier to digest for patients and clinicians in the North East and Cumbria

A regional approach aims to improve how the NHS locally uses endoscopy (telescope test) to diagnose cancer of the stomach and oesophagus (gullet). These cancers predominantly occur in people over the age of 50, with 50% occurring after the age of 70. Despite this, a quarter of all endoscopies are being done in people under-50 and relatively few Read more

NHS 70 – what makes you proud of the NHS?

Staff and patients from across South Tees CCG have shared details about what makes them proud of the NHS in the short video below.  So tell us what makes you proud of the NHS? Share your stories with the CCG via email-, twitter- @SouthTeesCCG , or search for NHS South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group on Facebook.  Alternatively pop Read more

70 years of the NHS

As the NHS turns 70, we’d like to share some fascinating facts about the service that has helped to transform the health and wellbeing of the nation. In 1948 the NHS had a budget of £437m. In 2017/18, around £110 billion will be spent on the day to day running of the NHS in England The NHS treats Read more

Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

The NHS is turning 70 on 5 July 2018. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to appreciate the vital role the service plays in our lives, and to recognise and thank the extraordinary NHS staff who are always there to care for us. Over the last 70 years, Read more

Come along to our community fun day

PPG Awareness Week June 2018

This week, 4th-9th June is Patient Participation Awareness Week. PPG Awareness Week aims to promote the role and benefits of PPGs to patients, the public and health professionals, to create more understanding of the value of true patient participation. The CCG have been working closely with our practice Patient Participation Groups (PPG) from across South Tees to learn Read more

Health Services This Bank Holiday Weekend

Need to access urgent health care services this Bank Holiday weekend? Your GP practice will be closed this Bank Holiday weekend.  If you need to access urgent health care services, call 111 which is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, continue to call 999. For more information, visit