2018/2019 Annual Report Published

NHS South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group’s annual report for 2018/2019 has been published. The 196-page report contains an overview of performance, finance, governance and more. Click here to view the report

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 types of cancer. Besides lung cancer, smoking also causes 15 other cancers – cancers of the bladder, mouth, 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 coming to Stewart Park in Middlesbrough. Access to all NHS services around Stewart Park will Read more

Launch of South of Tees Multi-Agency Hub this June

A new children’s hub involving Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council and Middlesbrough Council First Contact and Early Help Teams will launch next month. South Tees Multi-Agency Children’s Hub (MACH) will provide a single point of contact across the whole of the South Tees area for anyone seeking advice, guidance, support and direct services. The MACH will be based 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 usual, the NHS is asking everyone to think before dialling 999 or attending Emergency Departments. Dr Stewart Findlay, Read more

Spot the signs of dehydration

As the weather becomes warmer, it is vitally important to ensure we all don’t become dehydrated. Dehydration is when we don’t drink enough fluids to maintain a healthy balance in our body. Most people get dehydrated by not drinking enough fluids or by losing fluids and not replacing them. Find out how you can avoid dehydration by reading our Read more

Durham, Tees and Darlington Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) working together – information for patients

The five Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) across Durham, Darlington and Tees continue to work together following the appointment of Dr Neil O’Brien as single Accountable Officer and the two Chief Officers Nicola Bailey and Dr Stewart Findlay in September 2018. The five CCGs are:  NHS Darlington CCG  NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG  NHS Read more

South Tees CCG Easter Pharmacy Opening Times

If you become unwell over the Easter weekend, 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! South Tees Easter Pharmacy Opening Times

Join us for a meeting held in public this March!

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 March. South Tees CCG forms part of the Joint Committee of the Southern Collaborative of CCGs, which was previously known as the Better Health Programme Joint Committee. The following Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) Read more

Smokers in the North East urged to quit for No Smoking Day 2019

North East smokers are being encouraged to give quitting a go this No Smoking Day (March 13) to feel the benefits of better health and reduce the risks of smoking-related disease. Fresh, along with North East GP Dr Chris Tasker, is urging smokers to try and make a quit attempt at least once a year to reduce their Read more