Archive – September, 2018

Meal tray initiative to raise awareness of infection prevention

Liz Dobson-Bell, infection prevention and control nurse, is using the special tray covers to promote hot topics such as hand hygiene, hydration, avoiding clutter at bedsides and flu awareness. It is being used in different clinical areas across the University Hospital of North Tees and University Hospital of Hartlepool. This is with help from the […]

NTHighlights – 28 September, 2018

First paramedic on university course Kevin Amer in urgent care is the first paramedic to be enrolled on a specialist university programme around prescribing medicine. See the website Heart failure team recognition The trust’s heart failure team have had international recognition for a clinical audit they were involved in. See the website High profile neonatal […]

Celebrating the work of Project Choice

I explained a bit about the long term plan being set out by the NHS for the future of healthcare. A plan is being developed and by the autumn will set out ambitions for improvement over the next decade. Working groups covering priorities set out by the government have been established bringing together local and […]

Paramedic one of first to enrol on specialist programme

Kevin Amer, urgent care practitioner team lead at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, is studying a non-medical prescribing course at the School of Health and Social Care at Teesside University. The programme, one of only a small number to be running at universities across the country, will give him the knowledge and skills […]

Expert speakers from across the world speak at high profile event

The ninth NeoCard 2018 event, held over two days at the School of Health and Social Care at Teesside University, was for neonatologists, paediatricians, paediatric cardiologists, paediatric intensivists, advanced neonatal nurse practitioners and neonatal nurses. Prestigious international speakers including professor Steven Donn from Michigan USA, professor Helmut Hummler from Doha in Qatar, professor Max Vento […]

Heart failure team gets international recognition

The heart failure service at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust presented their work to the European Heart Failure Society. The team investigated how many patients with severe heart failure (left ventricular systolic dysfunction), once maximised on the highest doses of medication tolerated, were informed that the function of their heart muscle had improved. […]

NTHighlights – 21 September 2018

National recognition for end of life care diary Nurse consultant Mel McEvoy’s has won a national award and praise from the chief nurse for England for the Family’s Voice diary for families of patients on end of life care. See the website Paper-free work shortlisted The trust’s work to go paper-free has been shortlisted for […]

Annual general meeting

The meeting will be held on Thursday, 4 October 2018 in the Boardroom at the University Hospital of North Tees. The meeting will commence at 2pm. Members of the public are welcome. If you would like to attend, please register either by email to or phone the private office on 01642 624837 by 1 […]

Nurse recognised for special end of life care diary at national event

Mel McEvoy, a nurse consultant at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, had his work highlighted at the Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards. Mel (pictured, right, with Dr Kate Granger’s widow, Chris Pointon) was presented with a finalist trophy and certificate for work setting up the Family’s Voice diary at the Health and Care […]

NTHighlights – 14 September 2018

Heart specialist off to Africa to help save lives Cardiologist Nic Child is part of a team who are going to Ghana to perform a series of life saving operations. Read more on the website Virtual fracture clinics starting next week The trust is launching new virtual fracture clinics on Monday – see more on […]