HPV stigma must end says South Tees CCG

South Tees CCG is supporting Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust to tackle the myths and stigma around the common virus HPV and get the facts out.  Across the UK, cervical screening is moving to testing for HPV first, it is a far more sensitive test but also means many more women will be told they have HPV. Jo’s Cervical Cancer Read more

Cervical screening saves lives

The ‘Cervical screening saves lives’ campaign will launch across the North East on 15 January 2020 to encourage women to attend their cervical screening test. Following a successful campaign in Middlesbrough, the ‘Cervical screening saves lives’ programme is launching across the North East with the support of the NHS, local authorities and Northern Cancer Alliance.  The launch will Read more

NHS gambling addiction service expands as new clinic opens in Sunderland

The NHS Northern Gambling Service has opened a new clinic in the North East which will see and treat more of the thousands of people across the north of England suffering with gambling addiction. The service’s new base at the Beacon of Light in Sunderland is now home to a Consultant Psychologist, Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist and Senior Read more

Pharmacy opening times across South Tees over the Christmas and New Year period

RESIDENTS in South Tees are being reminded to stock up on their medicines before Christmas and to use NHS services wisely this year. The NHS is urging people with repeat prescriptions to make sure they have enough to last over the festive period and to keep basic medications at home including painkillers, plasters, rehydration powders, indigestion tablets and Read more

Share your views on Teesside breast cancer diagnostic services

Teesside patients have been urged to share their views to help improve breast cancer diagnostic services in the area. The NHS is currently running a 12-week listening exercise to talk to people across Middlesbrough, Redcar and East Cleveland about their experience of breast diagnostic services at North Tees Hospital. The service moved to North Tees Hospital temporarily from Read more

South Tees 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! South Tees CCG Christmas Pharmacy Opening Times

Have your say surrounding women and young children!

Have your say about policies for women, babies and young children If you are pregnant or have babies and young children, and would like to comment on antenatal, postnatal or child health services and advice, a national health commission would like to hear your views. Liverpool Health Commission (LHC) is interested in speaking with mothers, fathers and all Read more

Winter viral Illnesses are circulating!

Winter viral illnesses circulating in North East Schools Public Health England North East’s health protection team is working with local authorities across the region after receiving reports from schools of flu and other winter viral illnesses amongst pupils. Dr Gayle Dolan, Consultant in Health Protection for PHE NE, said: “Around 60 schools across the region are reporting absences Read more

Help Us Help You this Winter!

In winter, pressures on A&E departments increase substantially, particularly admissions for winter respiratory illnesses, putting an additional, but in some cases avoidable, burden on the NHS. This winter, the ‘Help Us, Help You – Before It Gets Worse’ campaign is encouraging some of the most vulnerable people in society – frail, older people and those with underlying health Read more

Recognition for care sector staff who get their free flu jab

Recognition for care sector staff who get their free flu jab – we need your support to promote this scheme Following on from the success of last year, NHS England and NHS Improvement and Public Health England have re-launched an awards scheme to recognise the efforts made by the care sector, care homes, hospices and domiciliary care providers Read more