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Funding for mental health crisis services

New funding for mental health crisis services   Patients across County Durham and Tees Valley will have better access to adult mental health crisis services thanks to new funding worth more than £2 million. County Durham and Darlington and Teesside … Continue reading

Join us for a governing body meeting this September!

Members of the public are invited to attend an NHS governing body meeting this September. The meeting is a good opportunity to observe the governing body at work and there is an opportunity to ask questions. Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield (DDES) CCG and … Continue reading

Training to Improve Oral Health for Patients

  Training to Improve Oral Health for Patients A new online learning course has launched to help GPs improve oral health treatment for patients. There is growing evidence to show that poor oral health plays a significant role in systemic … Continue reading

Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day   Tuesday 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day.  This aims to raise awareness and educate people on what we can all do to help prevent suicide. Did you know one in four people experience mental … Continue reading

Launch of national programme for young people’s mental health

North Durham & DDES CCG launches national programme to promote children and young people’s mental health Children struggling with mental health in County Durham are to benefit from better services and support as a major national initiative is rolled out … Continue reading

Join us for an NHS meeting this September!

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

Future Public Consultations in County Durham and Darlington

Update – September 2019 Working collaboratively, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (CDDFT) and the three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in County Durham and Darlington have presented information relating to future public consultations to their relevant Overview and Scrutiny … Continue reading

Autism e-book resource

The National Autistic Society estimates that 11 in every 1,000 people (1.1 per cent of the population) are on the autism spectrum. The link below is an e-book resource, which has been designed to accompany the ‘Autism Alert – Help … Continue reading

Shotley Bridge Community Hospital: UPDATE

North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), alongside County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, carried out a programme of engagement between March and May 2019. This provided the local NHS with opportunities to seek the public’s views on services currently … Continue reading

Patients encouraged to share views on changes to repeat prescriptions

Patients are being encouraged to share their views on upcoming changes to repeat prescribing in County Durham and Tees Valley. From September 2 2019, community pharmacies will no longer be able to order repeat medication for patients. Instead patients will … Continue reading