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Care Quality Commission The Commission is the independent regulator of the NHS in England and it publishes a range of information on the quality of services provided by the NHS, including annual performance ratings for all NHS trust.

Common Childhood Illnesses
– A guide for parents and carers of children aged birth – 5 years.

Department of Health
national health policies, guidance and campaigns.

Durham Dales, Easington & Sedgefield Clinical Commissioning Group.
The CCG is made up of 40 member GP practices. It covers a total population of around 272,000 over a large and diverse geographical area. The CCG comprises three localities within County Durham: Durham Dales, Easington and East Durham, and Sedgefield. These localities have worked closely together as commissioners of local healthcare services for many years.

Durham Carers
Durham County Carers Support is a registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee. We are a voluntary organization that provides free high quality services and support to unpaid Carers over the age of 18 who support someone living in the County Durham are.
By diagnosing the possibility of stroke before reaching hospital, it is possible for appropriate referral to a stroke unit to be made as quickly as possible.

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Patient UK The aim of this website is to provide non-medical people in the UK with good quality information about health and disease.

Net Doctor has contact details and information on more than 200 support groups throughout the UK.

Urgent Care Public Consultation Information

County Durham Local Offer – Does your child or somebody you know have special education needs or a disability? You may find this link useful: See below:

The “Local Offer” provides a wide range of information for families of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)0-25 years available the following link or if you google “County Durham Local Offer” on any search engine. This information provides details of all services, including health provision, support and advocacy that may help you or your child as they progress from birth to 25 years old, during their time in education.

What information is included in the Local Offer?

It includes:

  • sources of support, advice and information
  • education, health and care provision
  • arrangements for identifying and assessing children and young people with SEN
  • how services can be accessed (including eligibility criteria) and how decisions are made
  • arrangements for supporting children and young people move between school phases
  • services to support young people in preparing for adulthood and independence
  • leisure activities
  • arrangements for disagreement resolution, complaints, mediation and appealing to the SEN Tribunal
  • information on the review and development of the Local Offer itself

How to use the Local Offer

To find what you need, you can select a topic or age category. You can also search by keyword(s) and/or postcode/location. You can narrow (filter) results, show results on a map, or even add results to a shortlist to tailor them to your child and family’s needs. Further details about your search can be found in the more information area. Local Offer help videos are also available in English, العربية, 普通話, Polski

Can’t find what you are looking for?

Visit the ‘For families‘ section which has additional information and services. If you still can’t find what you are looking for let us know.

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