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

Food for thought: regional approach easier to digest for patients and clinicians in the North East and Cumbria

A regional approach aims to improve how the NHS locally uses endoscopy (telescope test) to diagnose cancer of the stomach and oesophagus (gullet). These cancers predominantly occur in people over the age of 50, with 50% occurring after the age … Continue reading

Patient Congress May 2018

On 22 May 2018 NHS North Durham held another of its Patient Congress events. This event took place in Lanchester Community Centre, as we continue to try to take our events and conversations to all parts of our local area. … Continue reading

70 years of the NHS

As the NHS turns 70, we’d like to share some fascinating facts about the service that has helped to transform the health and wellbeing of the nation. In 1948 the NHS had a budget of £437m. In 2017/18, around £110 … 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

Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

The NHS is turning 70 on 5 July 2018. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to appreciate the vital role the service plays in our lives, and to recognise and … Continue reading

We’ve now published our 2017-18 Annual Report and Accounts

We’re pleased to announce we’ve now published our  North Durham CCG 2017-18 Annual Report and Accounts. Summary version to follow shortly  

IAPT Update

Five health commissioners across Durham and Teesside have worked together to re-commission an expanded Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) across the region that is safe, equitable and supports people with long-term conditions to maintain good mental wellbeing. During April … Continue reading

We want your views about Adult Hearing Services

Five health commissioners across Durham and Teesside are working together to re- procure the Direct Access to Adult Hearing Services for Age Related Hearing Loss – Audiology Services and we would like your views to help us do that. The … Continue reading

Health Services This Bank Holiday Weekend

Need to access urgent health care services this Bank Holiday weekend? Your GP practice will be closed this Bank Holiday weekend.  If you need to access urgent health care services, call 111 which is available 24 hours a day, 365 … Continue reading