Archive – 2019

Pharmacy – the untold impact of their role in health care

Image of a group of pharmacy staff with the deputy information and technology officer

On Wednesday 25 September 2019, World Pharmacist Day will take place, but how much do we know about what they do, and how important their role is within the health care system? Some of the statistics surrounding the world of pharmacy in hospital settings and out in the community are sobering. 5 to 8% (17% […]

Trust talks about the critical role of research

Jane Greenaway presents to Trust members about Research and Development

A leading Teesside health care provider has spoken about the importance of research in tackling improvement in patient care for the region. At a membership event held on 23 September 2019, leading research professionals from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and the Durham Tees Valley Research Alliance spoke to delegates about how evidence […]

Health bosses unite to end tobacco dependency in pregnancy

Image of Chief Executives holding pledge to end smoking in pregnancy

Leading chief executives and accountable officers have met to work together to tackle one of the single biggest health issues impacting children across the North East and North Cumbria – smoking during pregnancy. In a high profile event held at the Emirates Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, County Durham over 100 leaders from across the region […]

Doctors in training recognised with award in memory of senior doctor

A doctor in training has been recognised with an award in memory of a highly respected senior doctor who was instrumental in helping develop medics.   The award – named after consultant urologist Les Gilliland who passed away three years ago – is presented to doctors who have overcome personal challenges to complete their training. […]

From domestic to deliveries

Image of Midwife Lisa Payne on the delivery suite

A Teesside midwife swapped her mop for managing morning sickness after deciding to follow her teenage dreams. Lisa Payne has dedicated her career to delivering babies at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust after taking the brave move to re-train as a midwife twenty years ago this year. After starting work at the health […]

Trust First in the North East to commit to Dying to Work Charter

Image of staff signing the charter

Charter protects rights at work for those facing a terminal illness Campaign began in 2016 following Derbyshire sales manager losing her job after cancer diagnosis North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have today (16th September 2019) have become the first hospital trust in the North East to sign a charter aimed at helping employees […]

‘Winter is coming, a war on flu is needed’ urges senior surgeon

As the NHS prepares for the impending pressures of the winter months, a leading Teesside orthopedic surgeon has issued a rallying plea to the public to be prepared. Whilst the health care sector across Teesside and the surrounding areas action implementation of their winter plans, Chris Tulloch from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust […]

Teesside doctor wins scholarship

Image of Vanessa Kocia

On 7th September 2019, a new phase begins for the next generation of healthcare leaders. The Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA) works with healthcare students and early-stage professionals to develop our healthcare leaders of the future. Vanessa Kocia, FY2 Doctor at the University Hospital of North Tees has been awarded a place amongst the talented cohort […]

Call to support lung cancer ball fundraiser

Every year the trust’s lung cancer nurses organise a charity ball to raise money for the service – and they are calling on your support again this time! Whether you’re staff, a patient or someone who wants to support a very worthy cause – you are all invited! Over the last four years the team […]