News and events

“I feel empowered to make changes to improve care for women with early pregnancy complications” – how leadership programme inspired NHS worker

EPAC nurse in a clinic room.

An NHS worker who has led a project to improve care for women with early pregnancy complications has recognised the support of a special leadership scheme in helping her to make changes. Amy Hunter, an advanced practitioner in ultrasound at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, has led an improvement project at the organisation as […]

Derek’s sporting life

Professor Derek Bell in his hockey gear with a stick, gifted to him by medical colleagues from Pakistan, a major hockey playing nation and manufacturer of high tech carbon hockey sticks.

A lifelong love of physical activity and sporting competition has seen the joint chair of two local NHS trusts continue to excel at his chosen sport at the age of 67. Professor Derek Bell, joint chair of both North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is a proud […]

Patients thanked for making advanced training possible

ERCP training delegation with Deepak, Julie Gillon, and Vikram Mitra

Sixteen local patients have been thanked for making an advanced clinical training session possible. North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust delivered a three-day training session for senior gastroenterology trainees from around the country from Tuesday 17 to Thursday 19 May. All the clinicians came to the University Hospital of North Tees to learn the […]

Trusts work together to ease suffering of spinal patients

Gill Rhind, spinal triage and treat practitioner

Patients in Teesside are continuing to benefit from partnership working as a spinal service shared by two local NHS trusts sees a local nurse deliver a procedure usually reserved for consultants. Gill Rhind is a spinal triage and treat practitioner and one of the few nurses in the UK able to deliver a life-transforming pain-reducing […]

New leadership team to head-up a health trust’s people directorate

Susy Cook stood in a day case unit corridor

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has welcomed two new members who will lead its People directorate. Dr Susy Cook and Graeme Raffell have started their roles as the new interim chief people officer and interim deputy chief people officer Dr Cook, who as interim chief people officer will lead on issues such as […]

Infection prevention and control – keeping our patients safe

Rebecca Denton-Smith, lead nurse for infection prevention and control

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, infection prevention and control measures were paramount. From the steps we all took in our daily life to major changes in how services were delivered, the importance of infection prevention and control to minimise transmission of the virus were at the forefront of everybody’s thoughts which is why we have released […]

Trust opens its doors to aspiring nurses and allied health professionals

External shot of University Hospital of North Tees

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is hosting an open day for those with an interest in pursuing a career in health care. The Trust, which manages the University Hospital of North Tees and the University Hospital of Hartlepool, is one of the biggest employers in the Teesside area, with interesting and rewarding career […]