Archive – January, 2023

North Tees gastroenterologist appointed chair of national body

Professor Matt Rutter - Chair of JAG (

A gastroenterologist from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has been appointed chair of the national body that oversees the quality of endoscopy. Renowned consultant Professor Matt Rutter will serve as chair of the Joint Advisory Group (JAG) for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. The JAG oversees training for endoscopy in the UK, and carries out accreditation […]

Maternity service best performing in two major national research trials

Maternity team stood together for research project

A maternity team and local mothers have been praised after a health trust became the top performers in the country in two research studies. The maternity service at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has recruited the most women to the iHOLDS study – with 97 volunteers so far. The Trust is one of […]

Future-proofing the heart failure service for our community

Group photo of the heart failure nurses.

A Teesside-based heart failure team is making huge steps in future-proofing the service – all for the benefit of patients in the community. The specialist service at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust supports heart failure patients across Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees and the wider area to self-manage their condition. With an estimated 900,000 people in […]

Hospital cancer support service reaching out into community

Outreach worker for cancer support

A health trust’s cancer support team is reaching out further into its community – after a new appointment to the service. Alison Parsons has joined the Macmillan cancer information service at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust as a cancer support worker. Part of Alison’s role will involve engaging with the local population and […]

Two Teesside hospital trusts to form hospital group

Two NHS trusts in Teesside and North Yorkshire are to strengthen the way they work together by coming together as a hospital group. The move by South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust follows last year’s creation of a joint chair role for both organisations and comes as […]

New low-cost holiday vaccination service launches at the University Hospital of North Tees

Pharmacy superintendent Patrick Russell

Local people are being offered the chance to save money on their holiday costs as the University Hospital of North Tees’ out-patient pharmacy Panacea launches a low-cost, high-quality holiday vaccination clinic. Panacea, located near the hospital’s main entrance, is now offering a full holiday vaccine service offering protection for travellers to popular holiday destinations from […]

Industrial action: important information

Front sign at North Tees

  On this page, you will find important information about the upcoming industrial action and its potential impact. What is the dispute? Trade unions representing NHS staff are in dispute with the government over the 2022/23 pay award. A number of the unions have balloted their NHS members to take part in industrial action. When […]

“I wanted to make a difference to the children I treat” Stockton nurse dedicates her half marathon to the patients she cares for

Stockton nurse, Alyson Thompson, took on 2022’s Great North Run to raise money for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s charity, North Tees and Hartlepool Together. Not only was it her first time taking part in the world’s biggest half marathon, it was also Alyson’s first time running. Alyson said: “I always wanted to […]