NHS to save millions following legal battle with drug companies

The NHS in the North East and North Cumbria has today won a landmark legal battle against two multinational drug companies that will save the tax payer millions of pounds in the treatment of the biggest cause of age related … Continue reading

New Accountable Officer for NHS in Durham and Tees Valley

NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across Durham and Tees Valley have stepped up their collaborative working with the appointment of a new Accountable Officer. Dr Neil O’Brien has been chosen to head a joint leadership and management team to oversee … Continue reading

Lesley Jeavons appointed to lead integrated health services  

A former nurse has been chosen to lead the delivery of community health and social care services in County Durham. Lesley Jeavons has been appointed to the new post of director of integrated community services, a role which will see … Continue reading

Meetings To Be Held In Public – 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

Over The Counter Medication Guidance

New guidance has been published for prescribing of medication available to buy over the counter without a prescription. Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor … Continue reading

Millions miss out on vital health checks that could save lives

Recent analysis from Diabetes UK shows that less than half of over 40s eligible for an NHS Health Check in the last five years have actually received one. Launched in England in 2009, the programme offers a five-yearly check-up to … Continue reading

Tell Us YOUR Views on Rheumatology Services

Clinicians and Commissioners across County Durham, Darlington and Tees are working together to help improve Rheumatology services for patients. Rheumatology deals with the investigation, diagnosis and management of patients with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. This a range of disorders … Continue reading

This bank holiday think GP or pharmacy before A&E

Patients across North Durham are being asked to help ease pressure on NHS accident and emergency services over the August bank holiday. NHS England is urging people to see a pharmacist or make an appointment to see a GP for … Continue reading

Council of Members AGM 2018

Members of NHS North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group Council of Members would like to invite the public to attend their Annual General Meeting (AGM) to observe the Council of Members at work. The Council of Members comprises of a representative … Continue reading

If you notice blood in your pee, even if it’s ‘just the once’, tell your doctor

If you notice blood in your pee, even if it’s ‘just the once’, tell your doctor. Around 19,100 people in England are diagnosed with bladder or kidney cancer each year. Both cancers affect men and women, although they are more … Continue reading