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

Consultation launched on proposals for stroke rehabilitation services at Bishop Auckland Hospital

The NHS organisations responsible for planning and paying for health services in County Durham and Darlington are today launching a 10-week public consultation on proposals affecting stroke rehabilitation services at Bishop Auckland Hospital. NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield Clinical … Continue reading

25 million to be offered free NHS flu jab this winter

The health service in England has prepared for its largest ever flu protection drive to help keep people well and ease pressure on urgent care services over the colder months. The number of people eligible has topped 25 million this … Continue reading

National Eye Health Week!

Don’t be blind to the risk of falls. This week is National Eye Health Week (Monday 23 to Sunday 29 September) Poor vision more than doubles your risk of taking a tumble. Not only can impaired or low vision prevent … Continue reading

Falls prevention week!

Falls: Preventable, not inevitable! This week is Falls Prevention Week (Monday 23 to Sunday 29 September). Falls can have a devastating effect on the lives of individuals and their families. Physical injury can cause permanent disability and people’s lives change … Continue reading

Funding Progress for Shotley Bridge Consultation Plans

NHS plans to consult on services currently provided at Shotley Bridge Community Hospital have made progress today. Between March and May 2019, North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) held a period of engagement  to seek the public’s views on services … Continue reading

Share your views on special educational needs!

Members of the public can share their views on funding for children with special educational needs in County Durham. A consultation on the High Needs Block funding that supports children and young people with Special Educational Needs, Disability (SEND) and … Continue reading

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