Archive – August, 2021

Trust first in Teesside to perform day-case hip surgeries

Team from elective care at Hartlepool hospital.

Hartlepool has been leading the way in hip replacement surgery – becoming the first centre in the Tees Valley to perform day-case hip replacement procedure. The first of four pilot day case hip replacement surgeries that took place in August 2021. The procedure sees the patient attending hospital, receiving a hip replacement and being discharged […]

Nicola’s new vocation

Student midwife Nicola Riley

“Don’t let anyone tell you it’s too late to change your life!” – that’s Nicola Riley’s message to anyone considering a career change. The 37-year-old from Hartlepool is just six weeks from qualifying as a midwife and already has a job lined up at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Nicola, a mother of […]

North East Trust receive National Digital Leader award

Colleagues with the Trusts GDE award

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has today been officially recognised for their contributions to the Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) programme after initially joining the scheme over three-years ago. Following the announcement last month that the organisation had been accredited as a national digital leader, NHSX and NHS Digital colleagues presented the accreditation during […]

New investment means improved care for women in Stockton

Gynaecology team stood in clinic room

Quicker, less time in hospital, fewer follow-up appointments and reduced worry for patients – these are just some of the benefits of a new women’s procedure carried out in Stockton. The new hysteroscopic treatment is being performed in an outpatient clinic at the University Hospital of North Tees. This is after North Tees and Hartlepool […]

Health workers urge all younger people to take up COVID-19 vaccine invite

Steph for Not our freedom campaign

A month after the country welcomed ‘Freedom Day’ and the removal of COVID-19 restrictions, younger frontline health workers are appealing to their peers to continue playing their part. NHS staff from across the North East – consistently among the highest regions in in the country for cases of coronavirus – are urging those not yet […]

New doctor training programme helping boost skills and confidence

Trainee doctors stood outside in courtyard

It may have been raining – but the excitement of these doctors was not going to be dampened as they became the first group to start a new training programme. To improve the training of physicians, a new national programme for internal medicine has been set up. This replaced the existing two-year core medical training […]

A trainee, mentor and service manager’s perspective on the mammography associate apprenticeship

Mammographers in long corridor

The breast services team is celebrating the success of Karen Coates, their first Mammography Associate (MA) apprentice, who has achieved her qualification with distinction. The 12-month MA Level 4 apprenticeship course is hosted by the NBIA at Wythenshawe Hospital’s Nightingale Centre, part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), and delivered by Health Education England. […]

“It has reminded me that life still goes on” – The new cancer support service bringing patients ‘peace and joy’

Sue Carter on a phone call

Patients are praising a new cancer support service at a Teesside health trust. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s ‘catch up call’ service, formerly known as ‘comfort calls’, allows cancer patients and their families to receive emotional support from the comfort of their homes. Trained volunteers can chat to anyone affected by cancer – […]