Health professionals eager to address vaccine fears among some patients to boost take-up of COVID jabs

Doctors and other healthcare professionals in North Yorkshire and York say they are working hard to address the fears and phobias that are holding some people back from getting vaccinated against coronavirus. They say many of those who have not yet stepped forward have genuine anxieties, such as a phobia of needles, a fear of…

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‘Get vaccinated’ plea as coronavirus hospitalisations surge in North Yorkshire

As hospital numbers rise from the impact of the Covid-19 Omicron variant, the region’s leaders are urging people to renew their resolution to get vaccinated and boosted. They are also engaged in surge planning to maintain critical services in the coming weeks. Residents across North Yorkshire and York redoubled their efforts to turn up to…

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Cancer Alliance appoints Simon Cox as managing director

Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Cox as managing director. Simon – the former Accountable Officer for NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG – will play a crucial role in bringing together all the different organisations that commission and provide cancer services to work collectively to improve cancer…

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Doctors’ leaders speak out about GP practice staff ‘abuse’ in North Yorkshire and York

Doctors’ leaders in North Yorkshire and York say experienced frontline GP practice staff are being driven out of their jobs because of high levels of verbal abuse from some patients. Surgeries are continuing to experience a surge in demand for appointments and while the vast majority of patients are sympathetic to the pressures practices are…

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More opportunities for eligible patients in the Harrogate district to get their COVID booster jabs

Patients in the Harrogate district who are eligible for their COVID booster vaccine can now book appointments to have their jab at the Yorkshire Event Centre. The Yorkshire Health Network – a collaborative of GP practices in the Harrogate and Ripon districts – is aiming to deliver around 20,000 jabs from the Harrogate showground site…

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