North East Emergency Departments under pressure as winter bites

NHS providers across the region ask for residents’ support and encourage them to access alternative services where possible Emergency services across the North East and North Cumbria are appealing for the public’s support as plummeting temperatures have seen a rise … Continue reading

What to do if you are unwell over the festive period

If you are not feeling well over the festive period, please take some time to think about where you should go for help. Many common ailments, such as colds and flu or stomach upsets can be treated without you going … Continue reading


Press Release from NHS England: People in the North East will now be able to see a GP in the evening, over the weekend and over bank holidays. The scheme, which is funded by NHS England’s GP Forward View, will benefit … Continue reading

Dr Neil O’Brien’s column in the Northern Echo tomorrow

Read all about it…

Self Care Week media release

Read all about it…. Please find attached the media release for Self Care Week last week. Self Care Week media release

A summary of the October 2017 NHS North Durham Patient Congress Event

Just added a summary on our Involve Me pages of the last Patient Congress event that took place in October. Involve Me  

You’re invited – Meetings to be held in public Tuesday 21st November.

Young Carers Charter – we made the news!

Our story of how our GP surgeries are supporting young carers reached the news this weekend. Here’s the link to the stories in case you missed them. Durham Advertiser Northern Echo    

Doctors face legal action to prescribe cheap, safe and effective sight loss drug

Cheaper drug could release more than £13.5m a year within the next five years for other services GMC guidance is deterring doctors from prescribing cheaper alternative CCG Chief says drug companies should not be able to restrict patient choice   Doctors … Continue reading

Just added – County Durham Children and Young Peoples Mental Health, Emotional Wellbeing Transformation Plan

Here’s a link to make it easy to find: Look for: County Durham Children and Young Peoples Mental Health, Emotional Wellbeing Refreshed Transformation Plan Key Documents