Get Involved Consultation: Reducing prescribing of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines

What is the consultation? NHS England launched a public consultation on 20 December 2017 in relation to reducing prescribing of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines for minor, short-term health concerns which could save the NHS millions of pounds a year and encourage … Continue reading

From NHS England: Cold weather increases risk of heart attack and stroke

The NHS in North East and North Cumbria is warning residents with long term conditions, like asthma and heart disease, of the added risk to their health during and after winter weather warnings.   Heart attacks increase almost immediately after … Continue reading

North Durham colleagues become Dementia Friends

Part of the Prime Ministers Challenge 2020 aims to make England, by 2020, the best country in the world for dementia care, support, research and awareness. By 2020, England should be the best place for people with dementia, their carers … Continue reading

Involve Me! Conversations to review Dementia services

As part of the national NHS five year forward view for mental health, NHS North Durham and NHS Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are currently looking at the Dementia services available in your area.   To … Continue reading

Increasing Annual Health Checks for people with learning disabilities

The below joint press release with Healthwatch County Durham and Durham County Council has been issued  The local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Durham are working in partnership with Durham County Council and Healthwatch to increase the number of people … Continue reading

Message from NHS England: Know your healthcare options

The NHS in the North East and North Cumbria is asking people to think carefully and consider which health service to use. After a busy festive period, ailments arising from cold weather and flu as well as cases of the … Continue reading

Meetings in public – venue change 16th January 2018

Due to an issue with the roof at Chester le Street Cricket Club the venue has been changed for the Primary Care Committee and Governing Body meetings on Tuesday 16th January 2018.  The meetings will now take place at: Durham … Continue reading

Look after yourself to ease the strain on NHS services, North East GP urges

People with winter coughs and colds who are contacting their GP practice or visiting A&E to get ‘checked out’ are being asked to try and look after themselves as NHS services in the region come under increasing pressure. GP practices … Continue reading

Help reduce pressure on our NHS

It’s very important that patients with planned operations, procedures or outpatient appointments should attend as normal unless they are specifically contacted by their hospital and asked not to. Only those patients contacted directly will have appointments delayed and these will … Continue reading

Northern Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) Joint Committee

The Northern CCGs Joint Committee was established with effect from October 2017 and is a committee of the Governing Body.    The Joint Committee will make decisions on subjects recommended to it by the Northern CCG Forum. Membership of both the … Continue reading