Public reminded to use 999 and emergency department services wisely

The NHS is urging people to use 999 and Emergency Departments (A&E) wisely as the region’s emergency services report an increase in pressure. With increasing demand on services, people are asked to consider whether their condition really needs emergency treatment from the ambulance service or their local hospital. Several hospitals are reporting high demand following the colder weather Read more

South Tees Patients Urged To Use NHS Services Wisely as Weekend Cold Snap Bites

Patients in South Tees are being urged to choose the most appropriate level of care for their health needs as the cold snap bites this weekend. Rather than immediately visiting A&E, there are a number of suitable alternatives for patients across the Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland area. Many health problems could be better and faster managed by Read more

Healthier You: Diabetes Prevention Programme

NHS England and partners have launched the ‘Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme’ (NDPP) to help people who are at risk of developing Type 2. In the UK, around 22,000 people with diabetes die early every year and five million people in England are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. While Type 1 diabetes cannot be 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 Pharmacy Opening Times

Woodgate’s Care Home Visit Highlights Red Bag Scheme Success

Middlesbrough FC coach Jonathan Woodgate paid a visit to a Teesside care home this week to meet residents benefitting from a new NHS scheme. The Nunthorpe-born former Boro player, now part of Tony Pulis’ first team coaching staff at the Riverside Stadium, called into Fountains Court Care Home in Coulby Newham to show his support for the recently-launched Read more

New App Available For Teesside Lung Patients

Patients suffering from long-term lung conditions in Teesside are set to benefit from the arrival of a free new app. Called ‘myCOPD’, the app has been created to support any patients suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD is the name for a group of chronic lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties, which can become gradually worse Read more

Are you accessing the appropriate level of care?

Are you accessing the most appropriate level of care? It is vitally important you are this winter to ensure services run smoothly. In the South Tees area, there are a range of options available when you need medical help. We urge you to take the time to make the right choice. Have you had your flu jab? If Read more

Update for Teesside patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

It’s your choice If you’ve been diagnosed with wet age-related macular degeneration (‘wet AMD’), the NHS can offer a range of treatments for your condition. Following a recent case at the high court in London, the NHS in our region can now offer a wider range of drugs for wet AMD. What is age-related macular degeneration? Age-related macular Read more

Help us help you stay well this winter

Winter can be seriously bad for our health, especially for people aged 65 or over, and people with long-term conditions. We want to help protect you and those you care for. Winter health advice Cold weather doesn’t have to go hand in hand with illness. Here are some simple things you can do to help yourself stay well this Read more

We are ready for winter, are you?

HEALTH services across Teesside are taking steps to ensure they are fully prepared to deal with any surges in demand this winter. Whether it’s identifying extra hospital beds or vaccinating frontline staff against flu, plans are in place to enable urgent and emergency care teams to cope with increasing pressures. The NHS is also urging people to “Help Read more