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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


Listening exercise on breast services launched

The NHS is launching a 12 week listening exercise to talk to people across Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland about their experience of Breast Services at North Tees Hospital since the service moved their temporarily from James Cook Hospital in October 2015 due to an inability to recruit breast radiologists. The engagement will last for 12 weeks starting Friday Read more


Tees Valley Clinical Commissioning Groups confirm merger plans

With effect from 1 April, the three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across Tees Valley will merge into one CCG. A single NHS Tees Valley CCG will be created, replacing CCGs NHS Darlington CCG, NHS Hartlepool and Stockton on Tees CCG and NHS South Tees CCG. At the same time NHS County Durham CCG will also replace NHS Durham Read more


Redcar Minor Injury Unit changing to an Urgent Treatment Centre

THE Minor Injury Unit at Redcar Primary Care Hospital is changing to an Urgent Treatment Centre from Monday 28 October. Currently Redcar Minor Injury Unit (MIU) only sees patients with minor injuries, but the new Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) will also treat minor illnesses. Opening times will remain as 8am to 9.30pm, 365 days a year – including Read more


25 million to be offered free NHS flu jab this winter

The health service in England has prepared for its largest ever flu protection drive to help keep people well and ease pressure on urgent care services over the colder months. The number of people eligible has topped 25 million this year as the offer of the vaccine is now extended to all primary school aged children – an Read more


Special needs provision given OFSTED and CQC green light

SERVICES for children with special needs in Middlesbrough have been given the all-clear following an Ofsted inspection. The move follows concerns over weaknesses in areas including leadership and planning highlighted in 2017. As part of the SEND inspection process Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) carried out a follow-up revisit in July, concluding that sufficient progress had Read more