Dr Neil O’Brien’s Column

2018: 12 May – Visit Your Pharmacy And Save the NHS Millions

Thankfully we are finally seeing an improvement in the weather, but for many this will unfortunately signal a return of hay fever symptoms. Hay fever is not a pleasant condition and can be a frustrating condition to suffer from. However, … Continue reading

2018: 14 April – Don’t be afraid to talk about Bipolar

Dr Neil O’Brien, Clinical Chief Officer, NHS North Durham CCG   THE recent World Bipolar Day made me think that I’d like people to talk more freely about mental health, how it affects them and how we can offer support … Continue reading

2017: 23 December – Have a Happy Healthy Festive Season

Dr Neil O’Brien, Clinical Chief Officer, NHS North Durham CCG The Christmas period and January are widely recognised as the most stressful time of year as cold weather., economic gloom and an end to Christmas festivities conspire to place us … Continue reading

2017: 24 November – Are you prepared for the festive holidays?

  Dr Neil O’Brien, Clinical Chief Officer, NHS North Durham CCG I’M SURE most of you are have exciting plans during the Christmas break, whether that’s a large family get together or some relaxing time at home. It is best … Continue reading

2017: 27 October – The NHS is prepared for winter are you?

  Dr Neil O’Brien, Clinical Chief Officer, NHS North Durham CCG THE clocks go back tonight which may give everyone an extra hour in bed, but it also signals that winter is on its way. Winter is a challenging time … Continue reading

2017: 26 September The Doctor will see you now

Dr Neil O’Brien, Clinical Chief Officer, NHS North Durham CCG FROM September 1, GPs in Chester-le-Street, Derwentside and Durham have been working together to offer additional GP and nurse appointments from 6.30pm on weekday evenings and on weekend mornings to … Continue reading

Read all about it – Dr Neil O’Briens latest Northern Echo column

Preventing Diabetes with Healthier You – September NHS wk3617

2017: August Healthcare the smart (phone) way

  Dr Neil O’Brien, Clinical Chief Officer, NHS North Durham CCG   DID you know that patients across County Durham are able to view test results as they come in, as well as keep track of their glucose and cholesterol … Continue reading