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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 … Continue reading

CCG Governing Body meeting – you’re invited!

Members of the public are invited to attend an NHS Governing Body meeting this November. NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield (DDES) CCG and North Durham CCG are working increasingly closely together.  The two CCGs work in partnership with the … Continue reading

BE AWARE: Durham Lumiere 2019

Are you heading to Durham Lumiere this weekend? Please be aware of any road closures which may affect hospital and GP appointments in the surrounding areas. For more information, visit Durham Council’s dedicated Durham Lumiere page.

NHS meeting to be held in public – you’re invited!

Members of the public are invited to attend an NHS Primary Care Commissioning Committee  (PCC) meeting this November. NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield (DDES) CCG and North Durham CCG are working increasingly closely together.  The two CCGs work in … Continue reading

NHS to Host World Diabetes Day Event in Darlington

County Durham and Darlington residents can learn more about preventing and managing type 2 diabetes this World Diabetes Day. There are currently 42,000 people living with type two diabetes in County Durham and Darlington, but many of these cases could … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

NHS consultations paused due to General Election announcement

TWO public consultations into shaping the future of local hospital services have been postponed until early next year following the announcement that a UK general election will take place. Residents across County Durham and Darlington had been expected to have … Continue reading

County Durham GP practices leading digital-evolution

GP practices across County Durham are leading the way in a digital-evolution by offering access to online consultations and health care advice. Patients are being encouraged to seek medical help online by visiting their GP practice website for a digital … Continue reading

County Durham 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 County Durham CCG will be created, replacing NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG and NHS North Durham … Continue reading

Have your say on Bishop Auckland Hospital Ward 6 Proposals

HEALTH officials are inviting people in County Durham and Darlington to have their say on proposals to help patients needing extra support return home sooner from hospital. NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), North Durham CCG … Continue reading