Join us for a meeting held in public this July!

Patients can join a meeting held in public involving six clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in County Durham, Tees Valley and part of North Yorkshire this July. North Durham CCG forms part of the Joint Committee of the Southern Collaborative of … Continue reading

Potential changes to NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups

Patients can share their views on potential changes to how the NHS plans and buys services for people in County Durham and Tees Valley. There are currently five NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in the area: NHS Darlington CCG NHS … Continue reading

Changes to repeat prescriptions in County Durham and Tees Valley

The way patients order prescriptions in County Durham and Tees Valley will soon be changing. From September 2 2019, community pharmacies will no longer be able to order repeat medication for patients. Instead patients will order their medication directly from … Continue reading

Quit smoking and reduce risk of 16 cancers

Smoking causes 16 cancers. If one doesn’t kill you…it could change your life. Quitting is the one clear way to reduce your risk. Most of us know about lung cancer, but fewer people are aware that smoking causes 15 other … Continue reading

Radio 1’s Big Weekend is coming to Middlesbrough – check your route before you travel

Residents in Middlesbrough are encouraged to plan ahead and check road closures before they travel to any NHS appointment or visit people in James Cook University Hospital on Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May as BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend is … Continue reading

NHS to announce decision about changes to GP ‘hubs’

The final decision about proposed changes to GP ‘hubs’ which provide additional appointments during weekdays, evening and weekends across Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield will be made next Tuesday. The decision will be made from 9.30am – 12.30pm at a … Continue reading

Join us for a governing body meeting this May!

Members of the public are invited to attend an NHS governing body meeting later this month. The meeting is a good opportunity to observe the governing body at work and there is an opportunity to ask questions. The meeting is … Continue reading

Meeting to be held in public this May – you’re invited!

North Durham  Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and  Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG are working increasingly closely together. The two CCGs work in partnership with the same main providers of health services and together cover the same geographical area as … Continue reading

Public asked to use 999 and Emergency Department services wisely

The region’s NHS is calling on people to use 999 and Emergency Departments (A&E) carefully as the region’s emergency services are facing extra pressures this week. With several hospitals across the North East and North Cumbria reporting higher demand than … Continue reading

Sign up for Shotley Bridge Community Hospital Services engagement events!

The NHS has launched an engagement exercise to hear the views of local people on what services could be provided from a brand new health facility in the North West Durham area – and you can share your views at … Continue reading