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

NHS to save millions following legal battle with drug companies

The NHS in the North East and North Cumbria has today won a landmark legal battle against two multinational drug companies that will save the tax payer millions of pounds in the treatment of the biggest cause of age related vision loss in the UK. The news comes after the pharmaceutical giants tried to stop 12 Clinical Commissioning Read more

New Accountable Officer for NHS in Durham and Tees Valley

NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across Durham and Tees Valley have stepped up their collaborative working with the appointment of a new Accountable Officer. Dr Neil O’Brien has been chosen to head a joint leadership and management team to oversee NHS North Durham CCG, NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG, NHS South Tees CCG, NHS Hartlepool and Read more

Join Us For Our AGM!

Members of the public are invited to join us for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday September 19. The meeting will provide an opportunity for members of the public to hear about what the CCG achieved in 2017/18 and to find out more about its plans for 2018/19. The meeting is taking place from 2pm until 3pm Read more

Over The Counter Medication Guidance

New guidance has been published for prescribing of medication available to buy over the counter without a prescription. Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns. Instead, over the the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in Read more

Millions miss out on vital health checks that could save lives

Recent analysis from Diabetes UK shows that less than half of over 40s eligible for an NHS Health Check in the last five years have actually received one. Launched in England in 2009, the programme offers a five-yearly check-up to everyone aged 40 to 74 with the aim of spotting the early signs of Type 2 diabetes, stroke, Read more