Archive – January, 2019

GP engagement event creates strong links for primary and secondary care

GPs discuss pathway options between primary and secondary care at 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 research and development based life sciences company […]

Trust recognised for its improvement journey of success

Some of the Trust staff recognised for improvement success

A dedicated Trust has been recognised for embarking on an improvement journey which has proven a great success. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust scooped the award for having Come Furthest in their Improvement Journey after being invited to take part in NHS Improvement’s latest collaborative looking to tackle the rates of Urinary Tract […]

Bad weather, good advice!

Exterior shot of North Tees Hospital in the snow

It is essential that our staff prepare for such conditions and we encourage all of our employees to consider the following advice in advance, so that if the weather does turn you’re already prepared. Travelling during severe weather If you are office based, you might be able to work at the base nearest your home […]

North Tees consultant receives medal from the queen for his services to the military

Consultant Kayode Adeboye

A Stockton based consultant has received recognition for his exemplary service to the Voluntary Reserves. Kay Adeboye, a consultant within the Emergency Department at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust was one of only nine people to pick up the accolade this year. Kay was awarded the Queen’s Volunteer Reserves Medal (QVRM) in the […]

Backstage heroes reveal the real hidden threat of flu

Flu wouldn't expect it from me: Backstage heroes from medical records who ensure they get their annual flu jab

Backstage heroes from a North East Foundation Trust are warning of the threat flu poses to those they care about. In the latest phase of its flu campaign, Flu Wouldn’t Expect It From Me, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is sharing the story of hundreds of its staff who are doing their bit […]

Understanding data protection for benefit of patient care

Neil Dobinson, Head Of Information Governance & Health Records

Neil Dobinson has been awarded a BCS Chartered Institute for IT practitioner certificate in data protection (2017). The qualification tests knowledge of the law and how it is applied in practice, including in areas such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the UK Data Protection Act 2018. Neil said: “By passing this […]

Just 80 days until Trust goes smoke-free

Deepak Dwarakanath

Medical director Deepak Dwarakanath has called on our staff, patients and public to support us. He said: “This is about changing the culture and the way people think about how smoking affects other people and their health. “The key is to communicate with our staff, patients and public to make them aware of these changes. […]

Hospital welcomer service vital for patient care

Volunteer worker Pat Upton

Pat comes into the University Hospital of North Tees once a week to work as a welcomer at main reception, helping people get to their appointments during what can be a very anxious and worrying time. Pat spent six years as lead governor of the trust’s council of governors, helping shape the direction of the […]

Trust reporting reduced incidence of infection by almost a third

One of the trust domestics cleaning and preparing a patient bed for use on a ward

A local Trust has successfully reduced the incidence of a specific infection in patients by almost a third. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has been reviewing its current cases of Clostridium Difficile compared with the previous year. It has reported a 27% reduction in patients presenting with hospital acquired infection, despite the increase […]

Project Choice student embarks on career with North East based Foundation Trust

Katherine hard at work in the trust pathology department

Katherine Long was recently appointed as an Assistant Technical Officer after completing a one year placement with Project Choice at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Katherine,19, began her placement in September 2017. She started in the Pathology department before moving into the Quality Control laboratory (QC lab). During her time in the QC […]