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

Dr. Neil O’ Brien’s Column in the Northern Echo -5th August 2017

Read all about it: Healthcare the smart (phone) way 05082017

Can you buy what you need?

Prescribing readily available medication such as paracetamol costs the NHS millions every year adding unnecessary strain to GPs and the NHS. Processing these can cost 20 times the price of buying identical medication at your local supermarket or pharmacy. The … Continue reading

North East region’s NHS changing gluten-free prescribing arrangements

NHS commissioners across the North East will take steps to update and rationalise their arrangements for prescribing gluten-free foods. Gluten-free foods are provided on prescription to patients who have Coeliac disease, as this prevents their immune system reacting to gluten. … Continue reading

Stroke Services Briefing

We wanted to share some details around what’s happening with Stroke Services in County Durham. A briefing paper on Stroke Services FINAL Please find attached a briefing paper that has been developed in partnership with The Stroke Association.

NHS North Durham CCG Patient Congress 2017 summary

Thank you to those that came along on 20th June to the Patient Congress Event. For those of you that couldn’t attend, please find attached a summary of events. Congress June 2017 – Write up.pdf VIDEO NHS North Durham Patient … Continue reading

REMINDER tomorrow – Council of Members Annual General Meeting 2017

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

North Durham CCG Annual Report and Accounts 2016/17 published

We’ve now published our Annual Report and Accounts 2016/17 North Durham CCG Annual Report and Annual Accounts 2016-17

Just over 3 weeks to Patient Congress. Find out more…

Each year NHS North Durham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) holds two open public events, known as our Patient Congress. These events are used to share updates on the work of the CCG as well as engaging local people in conversations … Continue reading