Durham, Tees and Darlington Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) working together – information for patients

The five Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) across Durham, Darlington and Tees continue to work together following the appointment of Dr Neil O’Brien as single Accountable Officer and the two Chief Officers Nicola Bailey and Dr Stewart Findlay in September 2018. … Continue reading

North Durham CCG Easter Pharmacy Opening Times

If you become unwell over the Easter weekend, your pharmacy is a great place to visit for professional advice on ailments such as coughs and colds. Make sure you know the opening times! North Durham CCG Easter Pharmacy Opening Times

Shotley Bridge Community Hospital Services – Public Engagement

The NHS is launching 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 we want to hear your views! … Continue reading

We want to hear your views!

The NHS in Durham is launching a period of engagement about services that could be provided from a brand new health facility in the North West Durham area – we want to hear your views! NHS North Durham Clinical Commissioning … Continue reading

Join us for a meeting held in public this March!

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 March. North Durham CCG forms part of the Joint Committee of the Southern Collaborative of … Continue reading

Smokers in the North East urged to quit for No Smoking Day 2019

North East smokers are being encouraged to give quitting a go this No Smoking Day (March 13) to feel the benefits of better health and reduce the risks of smoking-related disease. Fresh, along with North East GP Dr Chris Tasker, … Continue reading

Could you attend a Diabetes Prevention Week event?

Patients across the North East have been invited to take part in upcoming NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) events this April. Members of the public will have the opportunity to have their potential risk of Type 2 Diabetes assessed  at … Continue reading

Meetings to be held in public this March – you’re invited!

Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield (DDES) CCG and North Durham 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 Durham County … Continue reading

E-Cigarette use remains low in Britain, report finds

Press release issued by Fresh North East: Public Health England report finds regular vaping in under-18s remains low and a third of adult smokers have never tried one Fresh calls for more acceptance of e-cigs in the NHS Only 4% … Continue reading

Think you need medical help right now? NHS 111 is now available online

On 23 January, NHS England is introducing a campaign to increase awareness of when to use NHS 111, either by phone or online. NHS 111 online uses the same clinical algorithms as the 111 phone service, taking you through questions … Continue reading