Archive – 2015

Do you take medicines? Check if you are fit to drive

The new drug drive legislation comes into force from 2 March 2015 in England and Wales. If you are following the advice of a healthcare professional and your driving isn’t impaired you can continue to drive as usual and aren’t at risk of arrest. The campaign run by THINK! is encouraging people who take medicines and […]

There’s no quick fix

There is no shortage of fashionable diets which usually claim to help you shed the pounds quickly. But often they restrict you from eating certain food groups and cut out vital nutrients, vitamins and minerals that your body needs. Dietitian Alice Runnacles at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust said: “Losing weight should be […]

Radiographer puts Indian cuisine on the menu

Ananda Logishetty, who works part time as a senior radiographer in the trust’s breast screening unit has launched a start-up online Teesside based business – Ananda’s Gourmet, delivering spice packs or entire meal-kits, including spices and veg to your doorstep. Ananda supplied the spices and recipes to the restaurant chefs and worked with them to […]

Good food helps beat the winter blues

With the third Monday in January renowned for being most depressing day of year, when the first days of January, full of good intentions and optimism have passed, we are faced with dark days and cold weather. Dietitian Clare Harrington at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust said: “What we eat can help to […]

Invite to find out more about your local NHS trust

If you want to hear about hand surgery and our community dental services then please come along to our member event on; Saturday, 24 January, 9.30am – 11.30am in the lecture theatre, Middlefield Centre at the University Hospital of North Tees. Chairman Paul Garvin said: “This is a great opportunity for members to find out […]

Help prevent bugs being brought into hospital

Director of nursing, quality and patient safety Cath Siddle said: “We want you to help us to keep these bugs off our hospital wards, particularly during the busy winter months and to play your part in helping to reduce the spread of infection in our hospitals. “Bugs and germs can pass quickly from person to […]