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Added:  05/12/2021

Durham patients urged to join the fight to keep antibiotics working

Antimicrobial resistance (or antibiotic resistance) is considered by the World Health Organisation to be one of today's biggest threats to global health. Like the COVID-19 pandemic, antimicrobial resistance is a health emergency. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria can resist the effect of antibiotics, and therefore the antibiotics don’t work.  A growing number … [Read more]

For more information on the Seriously campaign to to Seriously Resistant | Help Us Keep Antibiotics Working

Updated:  26/11/2021

Five reasons to get the COVID-19 vaccine if you’re pregnant

The COVID-19 vaccine is available to pregnant women at any point during their pregnancy. To date at least 62,000 women in the UK have received at least one dose. If you’re expecting, here are five key reasons why you should get the jab. 1) Getting two doses is the best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 If you’re pregnant, getting both doses of your vaccine is the best … [Read more...]

Added:  02/09/2021

Join us on Your North East, Freeview channel 7, for our brand-new school children and families TV show, Active 30 North East!   Get healthy, happy and active through this entertaining and exciting project.

Don't forget to follow us on @TyneWearLocalTV to keep up with the updates on our weekday TV show, starring local people and local schools!

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Updated:  01/12/2021

HowFit Exercise Programme Launch in County Durham

A new NHS HowFit (Home Wellbeing and Fitness) campaign is coming to County Durham!

The HowFit campaign encourages users of any ability, from chair based to fairly fit, to undertake a plan of simple exercises that can be carried out at home without the need for any special equipment.

HowfitFrom early September, every household in County Durham will receive a HowFit instructional leaflet through their letterbox inviting them to get involved in a free home fitness plan which is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness.

The programme has been created by Dr Steve Parry, a consultant physician from the North East.  Personal trainers and physiotherapists helped design the HowFit programme and it includes workouts with a range of exercises including:

  • Mobility;
  • Strength;
  • Cardiovascular health;
  • Stability, balance and co-ordination.

Videos and animations on the HowFit website will guide people through the exercises with some simple demonstrations.

More information can be found on the HowFit website at

Added:  28/08/2021

The COVID-19 vaccination is available and it is your right to be protected from infectious diseases

The COVID-19 vaccine is free to everyone in the UK. This includes all migrants. Millions of people have had their COVID-19 vaccination in the UK. It is safe and does not contain any animal or harmful ingredients. It is the best way to prevent death or serious illness from COVID-19.You do not need to have a GP or an NHS number to get the COVID-19 vaccine. If you don’t have … [Read more...]

Updated:  21/07/2021

#DoItForYourself campaign tackles drop in cancer diagnosis and treatment

The NHS is urging anyone with a cough for three or more weeks to contact their GP practice, as this could be a sign of lung cancer.

This plea comes following a decline in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers across the spectrum, as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers  [Read more ...]

Added:  29/06/2021

Community Equipment Service – do you need to return items that are broken or no longer used?

Do you have any items from the Community Equipment Service provided by Medequip that you no longer use or are broken and you would like to return - items such as commodes, mobility aids (frames, crutches etc), hospital beds and bathing aids? If you do, please contact Medequip on 01325524531 to arrange a replacement or a collection. Even if you are unsure where the equipment … [Read more...]

Added:  02/06/2021

Help Do Your Bit for Local NHS

NHS teams across the region are calling on everyone to help #DoYourBit as hospitals, GPs and paramedics try to manage another surge of pressure on vital services. A surge in demand for NHS services has coincided with a large number of staff having to self-isolate because of Covid19, which is stretching services even harder after more than a year of managing a the … [Read more...]

Added:  13/07/2021

GP Practices in County Durham ensure patients receive the right care, in the right place, with the right person, at the right time

Community PharmacyCOUNTY Durham GP practices can now refer patients to their local NHS community pharmacist via the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS). The service will enable GP practices to refer patients for a same day personal appointment to their local NHS community pharmacist for advice and treatment for a range of minor illness conditions. The resource aims to improve … [Read more...]

Added:  13/07/2021

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