Archive – April, 2019

Health care and Education Unite to Build Better Futures

Some of the youngsters and potential staff of the future from Catcote Academy in Hartlepool

A Teesside-based health care trust and local education provider have united to offer job application and interview technique advice to pupils at a post-16 academy which caters for students with additional learning needs. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has partnered with Successful Futures Tees Valley and Catcote Academy in Hartlepool to support the […]

Breaking down the barriers for staff from ethnic minorities

Specialist Stop Smoking Adviser Rafeed Rashid

Rafeed Rashid, specialist stop smoking advisor at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, has completed the Stepping Up Programme. This is a special course run by the NHS Leadership Academy for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) colleagues who work in healthcare. It aims to create greater levels of sustainable inclusion within the NHS […]

Local woman knits clothes for premature babies

Maureen Wilkinson with all her knitted goods for the premature babies of Teesside

  Maureen Wilkinson has spent hours and hours creating outfits for premature babies born at the University Hospital of North Tees.   Maureen wanted to help the families of premature babies while also showing her gratitude to the trust for the care given to some her friends and family members.   Pam Cushin works in […]

Successful project to improve surgery for Hartlepool patients

Hartlepool Holdforth Ward team members

A PROJECT team have helped successfully bring about changes to improve care for patients having surgery at a hospital. The team at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust were set a 100-day challenge to transform speciality surgery at the University Hospital of Hartlepool. The team gave frontline staff the skills and knowledge to innovate […]

North East Trusts Making a Difference in Maternity Care

Dr Elaine Gouk at the National Maternity and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative Learning Event in London

A local NHS Trust was invited to speak at a National Maternity and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative Learning Event in London last week for a second successive year. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust were invited to present findings surrounding their quality improvement achievements and their work with local partners in developing a bespoke […]

#MyCervicalScreeningStory #IThankMyKids

Kara on the treament bed awaiting her smear

When you hear the words ‘Smear Test’ what’s your gut reaction? Fear? Excitement? Absolute confidence? The cervical smear test makes women feel a variety of emotions, but with recent figures from Public Health of England showing that the number of women getting their smear test is at an all time low, we’re on a campaign […]

Being aware of the symptoms of bowel cancer

The bowel scope team

This year’s Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, our screening team are reminding people that bowel cancer is more treatable the earlier it is diagnosed before it becomes widespread. If you have any symptoms, don’t be embarrassed and don’t ignore them. Doctors are used to seeing lots of people with bowel problems. The symptoms of bowel cancer […]

Teesside Trust leads from the front with its innovative use of quality control technology

Staff member sets of one of the trusts microflex machines to test results

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust provides a national pharmaceutical quality control service through its Stockton Quality Control Laboratory (SQCL). Set up to provide services across the region, it has grown to provide national ones too. From originally providing analytical services to pharmacy and medical physics departments, the laboratory now provides services to a […]

Collaborative working from college, council and NHS Foundation Trust

Integrated Health and Social Care Apprentices listen at event

Three organisations from across the North East have come together to launch an innovative apprenticeship programme to support better outcomes for residents across the region. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, Hartlepool Borough Council and Hartlepool College of Further Education have launched a dedicated apprenticeship scheme at an event held at the College’s town […]