News and events

Mayor’s inspirational visit to bowel screening unit

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust chairman Paul Garvin met the mayor and introduced him to staff. He met professor Matt Rutter, consultant gastroenterologist, who gave a presentation about the trust’s bowel cancer screening programme. This was followed by further briefings from staff about endoscopy services (diagnostic and screening), the screening clinic process, health […]

Working together to improve health and care

NHS England has asked NHS organisations to work together on improvement plans for their area, called Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) to tackle three challenges: Improving the health and wellbeing of the population, Improving the quality of care that is provided, Improving the efficiency of NHS services. Our draft plan is one of 44 such […]

Five apprentices recognised at regional estates awards

Five of the trust’s apprentices were recognised for their hard work at an annual NHS estates apprentices awards evening recently. Jamie Boylan, Jake Hopkins, Benjamin Larkin, Thomas Redpath and Zach Trattles got their certificates at the Northern and Yorkshire NHS Assessment Centre’s estates apprenticeship programme awards at the Radisson Blu hotel in Durham. Director of estates […]

Surgical medical training the best in country

Surgical medical training at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is officially the best in the country. The trust has come top of the rankings for highest overall satisfaction in core general surgery training in the country, in the latest trainee survey from the General Medical Council. Medical training at the trust also came in […]

A simple appointment could save your sight

Diabetes can affect the small blood vessels at the back of your eyes and is a common cause of sight loss as people are at a higher risk of developing eye problems. Sue Pott, programme lead for the diabetic eye screening programme at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust said: “Sadly we’re seeing an […]

Newly qualified nurses given the FINEST training

Annice Grundy and Katrina Glorney (pictured with educational mentors Helen Sutherland and Janet Varga) have been helped by the trust’s FINEST (Faculty of Interprofessional Education and Staff Training) programme. Nurses rotate through three different clinical areas over a year including medicine, surgery and A&E. They are given structured education opportunities to consolidate what they are […]

NHS trust warns of the dangers of drinking

Consultant gastroenterologist Richard Thomas at the trust wants to remind people that there’s no safe level of alcohol consumption. The government’s new guidelines recommended that both men and women do not regularly drink more than 14 units of alcohol each week. Drinking above these levels can increase your risk of heart disease, liver disease, stroke and […]

Wellbeing team win award

The award recognises an innovative early intervention project the trust developed with Stockton Council to help people who are over 65 live independently in their community for as long as possible. Last October a new team of professionals was created with skills across health, social care and the voluntary sector. They all work together to […]

Trust teams up with local food bank

The trust has teamed up with the Billingham food bank run by The Trussell Trust to help vulnerable patients who need an emergency food supply when they go home. The trust’s volunteer co-ordinator Paul Wharton said: “We’re delighted to have formed this partnership which will benefit our patients. “The initiative contributes directly to the care […]

New nurse led bone marrow biopsy clinic

Mercy Cabrega and Emma Cross are specially trained to be able to carry out the biopsies only previously performed by consultants and associate specialists for haematology. Mercy and Emma, the haematology unit matron and deputy ward matron, have been running clinics from both the University Hospital of North Tees and the University Hospital of Hartlepool […]