Important information on the transfer of information to newly formed CCG website

Information that has been held previously by NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG and NHS North Durham CCG is transferring to the new NHS County Durham CCG on 1 April 2020.  The new CCG will become the new data … Continue reading

Hospital visitor guidance

Visiting is suspended with immediate effect and until further notice. The only exceptional circumstances where one visitor – an immediate family member or carer – will be permitted to visit are listed below. The patient you wish to visit is … Continue reading

Region’s NHS steps up plans to tackle Coronavirus

Health chiefs in the North East have announced that they are now suspending non-urgent patient transport services to hospitals and clinics and starting to postpone non-urgent planned operations and outpatient appointments to ensure the NHS is as prepared as possible … Continue reading


As the UK responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, community pharmacies in County Durham are working tirelessly to ensure that everyone’s medicines and healthcare needs are met over the coming days and weeks. Pharmacy teams are a critical part of the … Continue reading

Keep calm and take sensible steps to protect yourself and others

Keep calm and take sensible steps to protect yourself and others urges region’s NHS The region’s NHS is appealing to the public to take sensible steps to help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The plea from health chiefs comes … Continue reading

World Social Prescribing Day

New social prescribing initiative in County Durham aims to improve patients’ quality of life A £4.5m National NHS initiative to prescribe art, exercise and social activities is to be rolled out across all doctor’s surgeries in County Durham. GPs, nurses … Continue reading

“Angel of the North” Nurse of 2020

A COUNTY Durham nurse has been named as the region’s ‘Angel of the North’. North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) career start practice nurse Christy Egan was presented with the “Angel of the North” Nurse of 2020 award at a … Continue reading

Information for the public regarding Coronavirus

The NHS in North Durham and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring … Continue reading

Consultations are stood down due to unprecedented demand on hospital services

HEALTH officials have announced they are to stand down plans for two public consultations due to unprecedented demand for inpatient beds. NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield, NHS Darlington and NHS North Durham Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have taken the … Continue reading

Extra date for Stroke Rehabilitation services consultation added!

Due to the high demand surrounding the Stroke Rehabilitation services at Bishop Auckland Hospital consultation events we have been able to add an extra date. To register for the event please follow this link February 27th 2-4pm at: Scout Centre, Kingsway, Bishop … Continue reading