GP practices urged to help immunosuppressed patients from flu

Last year, only 59% of immunosuppressed patients in the North East and North Cumbria were vaccinated against flu. As you may know, immunosuppressed patients’ risk of influenza related mortality is 47 times higher than those not in a clinical risk … Continue reading

Information for those attending the Patient Congress event on 19th October

Are you coming along to our NHS North Durham CCG  Patient Congress Event next week? Thursday 19 October 2017, 1-3pm Bowburn Community Centre, Durham Road, DH6 5AT Here’s some information about what we’ll be talking about and how you can … Continue reading

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

The Dr will see you now – Talking about GP access

You’re invited – Patient Congress event – Mental Health

Come along to our next Patient Congress Event Thursday 19th October 1-3pm Bowburn Community Centre Durham Road Bowburn DH6 5AT We’re taking about mental health services Book your place – call Daniel – 0191 3898617 or e mail : … Continue reading

An update on the Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships in the North East and North Cumbria

There has been recent coverage about closer working arrangements for sustainability and transformation partnerships, as reported in the Northern Echo and HSJ on 14 September. In North Cumbria and the North East, organisations have always sought to work collaboratively where this benefits patients and … Continue reading

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

Preventing Diabetes with Healthier You – September NHS wk3617

Meetings to be held in public 19th September

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

Feeling under the weather this Bank Holiday?

If you are not feeling well over the bank holiday, please take time to think about where you should go for help. Remember that pharmacies can help if you start to feel unwell with sunburn, hayfever or any other minor … Continue reading

Update regarding engagement feedback for the draft STP (Sustainability and Transformation Plans) for Northumberland, Tyne, Wear and North Durham.

The report, from the previous round of STP engagement is available.  It sets out the key issues raised by those individuals and organisations that took part, and highlights eight key topics including: Vision – people were supportive of the vision and … Continue reading

Community Services Procurement – What it Means

NHS community services provide a wide range of care, from supporting patients to manage long-term conditions, to treating those who are seriously ill with complex conditions. Most community healthcare takes place in people’s homes or in community clinics or health … Continue reading