News and events

NTHighlights – 26 October 2018

Trust appoints new chief executive The trust chairman Paul Garvin is delighted to announce Julie Gillon has been appointed as the new chief executive. See the  website, Health Service Journal, Hartlepool Mail and Nursing Times Meet the NHS leaders of the future Leaders of the future are being developed thanks to new links between the […]

Meet the NHS leaders of the future

Hartlepool College of Further Education is running special leadership programmes for staff at the trust. The Institute of Leadership Management courses have been tailored to meet the needs of NHS staff. They represent a £120,000 investment – the latest stage in an exciting new partnership between the trust and college. Earlier this year, the two […]

Trust appoints new chief executive

Julie Gillon has been appointed as the new chief executive. Julie, who joined the trust in 2002 and most recently held the title of chief operating officer/deputy chief executive, has been interim chief executive over the last year. This was following the secondment of previous chief executive Alan Foster to lead a regional programme to […]

Home screening kit could save your life

That was certainly the case for Tom Boyd-Smith from Norton. Last year Tom, 69, was sent a test kit (a faecal occult blood test) in the post and completed it. He was invited in for an appointment at the Trust for further tests. A tumour had been found and soon after he was booked in […]

Helping staff access information anytime, anywhere

More than 90% of staff at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust are now registered on the My ESR system. It allows staff to view information including payslips, personal details and to complete mandatory training. Dan Evans, the trust’s ESR project manager, said: “We are delighted with the response we have had from staff […]

Work placement opportunities in NHS thanks to college partnership

The work placements at the trust have started thanks to new links with Stockton Riverside College. They are available to students completing qualifications at the college who are looking for the chance to experience working in healthcare. Vicki Spinks, the trust’s workforce project manager, said: “These work placements mark the latest stage in a really […]

One stop clinic for patients with foot and ankle problems

The new clinic at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust is believed to be the first of their kind in the region. They mean patients can be seen by a wide variety of health professionals in a single hospital visit. Patients are first seen by a consultant foot and ankle specialist who assesses the […]

Volunteering changed my life

I grew up in Ostrzeszow, a small town in Poland. I always knew I wanted to be a nurse, so after primary school I decided to spend five years training in medical school before going on to study at a medical university in Poznan. But life chose a different route for me and I had […]

Continuing to raise the standards of care

She said: “I had the privilege of being invited to attend the NHS Providers Annual Conference. This gave me the opportunity to take part in discussions around the current state of the provider sector, how organisations are treating more patients than ever before and are continuing to raise the standards of care. “I had the […]

Improving care for members of armed forces

Mark Saunders, a surgical assistant practitioner at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, is supporting the trust’s involvement in the Veterans Covenant Hospital Alliance. The national alliance has been formed to reduce disadvantages to members of the armed forces past and present, by giving appropriate priority for any service related condition. Mark has been […]