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New director of adults and health for Stockton-on-Tees

New director of adults and health for Stockton-on-Tees

STOCKTON-ON-TEES Borough Council has appointed a new Director of Adults and Health. Ann Workman will take up the post at the end of this month and oversee adult social care services as well as public health and environmental health. The appointment follows the departure of Peter Kelly who has now taken up the position of


Hamblin Memorial Prize for Gil

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) represents over 5,700 qualified dispensing opticians in the UK who are registered with and regulated by the General Optical Council (GOC). All registered dispensing opticians have undergone a minimum of three years academic and practical training to qualify. Only dispensing opticians registered with the GOC can practise in

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Tackling the big freeze in Teesside

Age UK Teesside Energy Advice Pilot Project launched for Stockton and Middlesbrough. Older people in Stockton and Middlesbrough are set to benefit from a new initiative aimed at reducing the risk from cold-related ill health. The pilot project, by Age UK Teesside, will deliver free energy advice to over 65s to improve their quality of

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Dry January

After the excesses of the festive season, the run of parties and family gatherings it makes sense to give our bodies a chance to recover so the NHS’s Dry January campaign makes good sense. A recent study found that Dry January leads to healthier drinking habits longer term as we really are creatures of habit

Meet the Skincare Queens

This season it’s all about ‘the glow’ in beauty circles. A host of new strobe creams have been launched to allow you to fake that healthy sheen, look younger, healthier and well, more beautiful. But make-up can only do so much. Any top make-up artist, however skilled, will testify that the condition of skin is

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The Clinical Commissioning Group

Over the last couple of months NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG have been recruiting Community Health Ambassadors. Community Health Ambassadors will help the CCG to reach people from disadvantaged communities that are particularly likely to be affected by health inequalities and deprivation. Traditionally people from these groups and communities have been less likely to have

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Stockton on Tees Stoptober Launch

mokers in Stockton-on-Tees are being urged to give quitting a go for the launch of Stoptober as new research finds people’s chances of stopping soar if they quit with a partner or friend. Public Health England and Fresh are urging smokers from the area to sign up to Stoptober – the country’s 28 day mass


Patient travels 220 miles to get her dream smile

We often take for granted our green spaces, hoping they will provide a continued legacy for many generations, however without the intervention of Phoenix Community Services CIC, ran by Nicky Brown and Malcolm Deighan we could have so easily lost the land that serves as the home turf to Billingham Synthonia Juniors FC on Central


NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Our CCG, NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG, is an organisation made up of members from 40 GP Practices working together, forming a GP-led CCG that commissions services for local people. Our aims are to make sure that people living in our area have access to the healthcare

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