Archive – January, 2019

Trust takes innovative approach to recruitment to drive down nursing vacancies

Some of the potential band 5 nurses that took part in a recruitment event with some of the Trusts Nursing staff

Northern Trust introduces cutting-edge recruitment centres to welcome more nurses through the doors than ever before. In December 2017 North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust had almost 100 band 5 registered nurse vacancies. As of today, the Trust has only five band 5 nurse vacancies across all disciplines, totalling a 95% reduction. By recruiting more […]

North East Trust Bids Farewell to Leading A&E Expert

David Emerton reads his retirement card

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has bid farewell to well respected A&E Consultant, Mr David Emerton, who retires after joining the Trust over 25 years ago. Colleagues and friends gathered to recognise and celebrate the ambitions of Mr Emerton, who was originally appointed as an Accident and Emergency Consultant at North Tees in […]

Northern Trust secures national contracts with its training innovation

'Knowledge is the enemy of disease' - Students doctors working hard in the Trust medical library

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have developed a Critical Appraisal training module which has won contracts with several leading organisations. The module teaches staff how to interpret medical and clinical research and has been snapped up by the British Medical Association, Health Education England and the British Medical Journal. It allows individuals to […]

Two of Trust’s top Physicians named the most inspirational of 2018

Professor Jane Metcalf

Two top Physicians from a North East Trust have been named the most inspirational in the country. Professor Jane Metcalf and Dr Christopher Wells, both consultants at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust,  are two of eight Physicians named in the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh’s prestigious ‘Inspiring Physicians from 2018’ list. The […]

Trust runs GP engagement event to establish closer working in the region

Colleagues and GPs network before the beginning of the GP Engagement Event

On Wednesday 16 January 2018 a leading North East NHS Foundation Trust ran the second of their quarterly engagement events for GPs across the region. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust welcomed primary care colleagues from across the region to the event sponsored by Kyowa Kirin, an R&D-based life sciences company who specialise in […]

Healthcare provider gives new meaning to ‘smear campaign’

Staff from MRDU in Hartlepool get behind the smear campaign

A leading NHS Trust in the North East of England has adapted a new approach in reaching out to women across the region about the importance of attending their smear appointments. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have released a rap aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of having a smear, highlighting the […]

North East Trust Teams up with National Auto Centre for Winter Safety Campaign

Motoring Tip one: prepare your car for winter

A hospital Trust in the North East has teamed up with a leading vehicle servicing, MOT and repairs company to share key winter safety tips for car drivers across their communities. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust approached IN’n’OUT Autocentres to provide guidance for staff, patients and other community partners about staying safe when […]

Green friendly reusable cups are improving patient recovery times

Colleagues from short stay at North Tees showcase some of the cups that were tested

  The short stay unit at the University Hospital of North Tees has been saving as many as 240 cups a day since the initiative started in October. The trial is part of an overall focus on nutrition in the unit, which has included keeping more information about a patient’s fluid and dietary requirements. North […]

Hospital hair and beauty salon set to expand

Some of the beauty students that will gain valuable work experience from working in the hospital salon

  The salon, based close to main reception at the University Hospital of North Tees, is run by final year apprentices at Stockton Riverside College two days a week, previously a Tuesday evening and a Friday daytime.   These days have now been changed to Thursday and Fridays, between 10am and 2pm.   In the […]