created by Rachel Hogg published on 09 April 2015

Hartlepool's Health Trainer Service has become part of a council's public health department.  The team which was formerly part of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust helps people to improve their health and take steps to leading a healthier lifestyle. But it has transferred to the council's public health department and bosses are keen to reassure service users they should not notice any change to the care they receive and can continue to access their health trainer as normal.  

Faye Guy, Hartlepool Health Trainer Service Team Leader, said: "We are really looking forward to this new chapter and we expect the transition to be very smooth." Secure patient information will transfer to Hartlepool Borough Council, but exisiting clients have already been contacted by the trust and given the option to opt out if they do not consent to their information being securely transferred. 

Steven Carter, health improvement practitioner at the council, said: "We are really looking forward to welcoming the Health Trainers and the council will work hard to ensure there is minimum disruption to service users."  

Anyone wishing to access the service refer a client, or requiring further informationshould contact Faye on (01429) 284030, or email: faye.guy@hartlepool.gov.uk 

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