Archive – January, 2019

Trust takes innovative approach to recruitment to drive down nursing vacancies

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

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

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

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 […]

NTHighlights – 25 January 2019

  #DontFearTheSmear The Communications and Marketing team have been getting musically creative with staff from across the Trust, penning a rap aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of having a smear during Cervical Cancer Awareness Week. The campaign has received coverage from the Gazette, Hartlepool Mail and will be featured on BBC Radio Tees […]

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

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’

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 Tips for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

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

  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 […]