Category Archives: News

Council of Members and AGM meeting – 28th June

Please find attached the papers for the Council Members AGM that tales place on 28 June 2017 Portfolio – Council of Members and AGM 28.6.17

DDES CCG Annual Report and Accounts 2016/17 published

We’ve now published our Annual Report and Accounts for 2016/17 00D_CCG_Annual_Report_2016-17_FINAL

Healthy fasting at Ramadan

Many members of the Muslim community may be fasting during the daylight hours in the month of Ramadan, which this year falls between 26 May and 24 June. It is common for people to have one meal just before sunrise … Continue reading

North East and Cumbria NHS remind patients to choose wisely this bank holiday weekend

NHS organisations across the North East and North Cumbria are reminding patients to think ahead if they need health care advice or services over the bank holiday weekend.   To help ease the pressure at a very busy time of … Continue reading

North East and North Cumbria NHS thanks patients and staff for their support over the cyber attack

As NHS organisations across the region start to return to normal services, NHS leaders want to thank patients, NHS staff and their families whose combined efforts has meant the impact on patient care has kept to a minimum. Patients have … Continue reading

North East GP practice computer systems are back online

The North East and North Cumbria NHS continues to ask the public to avoid using hospital and GP services for minor illness and ailments The North East primary care computer network was switched back on yesterday afternoon (Monday 15th May) … Continue reading

Public urged to avoid using NHS services if they have minor illness or ailments

NHS services across the region are extremely busy and are asking the public to think twice before using A&E, GPs practices or calling NHS 111. While GP practices have been open as usual on Monday, many in the North East … Continue reading

Public asked to think carefully about using GP services as the NHS brings its IT systems back online

GP practices across the North East and North Cumbria will be open as usual on Monday, but many are still bringing their IT and clinical systems back on-line following the cyber-attack which took place on Friday 12 May 2017 and … Continue reading

Region’s NHS reassures public following global cyber attack and asks for help in using services wisely

NHS providers in the North East and North Cumbria are reassuring patients and the public following the cyber attack which took place on Friday 12 May 2017 and affected many organisations around the world. A number of NHS organisations in … Continue reading

This Bank Holiday think GP or Pharmacy before A&E

If you are not feeling well over Bank Holiday please take some time to think about where you should go for help. To help ease the pressure at a very busy time of year for A&E departments, the NHS is … Continue reading

What to do if you are unwell over Easter

If you are unwell over Easter, please find this guide to help you so you can enjoy your Easter break with your family. If you are not feeling well over Easter, please take some time to think about where you … Continue reading

The Future of Stroke Services in County Durham

North Durham and DDES CCG undertook an impact assessment following a review of the services offered by the Stroke Association in order for the CCG to take a decision on future commissioning arrangements.  The decision to no longer support the … Continue reading

North East NHS marks 2 years of urgent and emergency care improvements

Read all about it and listen to what’s been achieved Press Release News release – North East and North Cumbria Urgent and Emergency Care Ne…   Stewart Findlay talking about achievements Video

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Local Offer

Click here to access details about the SEND Local Offer.  

Talking Therapies and Mental Health Services in hospital Focus Group Wed 22nd February

Talking Therapies and Mental Health Services in hospital focus group Wednesday 22nd February 10:00am – 12:00pm Auckland Medical Group, The Old Firehouse, Watling Road, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6RP Have you or a family member had an experience of psychological therapies … Continue reading