Pregnant women in North Yorkshire and York urged to take up offer of COVID vaccination

Health leaders across North Yorkshire and York are encouraging more pregnant women – and those who are trying for a baby – to get both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Catching COVID can cause problems with pregnancy. Women with COVID are two to three times more likely to have their babies early than women without…

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COVID-safe measures to continue in GP practices and other healthcare settings in North Yorkshire and York

GP practices in North Yorkshire and York will be keeping COVID-secure arrangements in place when restrictions elsewhere are eased on Monday (19 July). All staff and patients are being asked to continue to wear a suitable face covering and comply with social distancing and hand hygiene guidance as before. Practices will continue to offer a…

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Pop-up clinics in North Yorkshire will offer COVID vaccination jabs without appointment

A number of walk-in COVID vaccination clinics will be available in North Yorkshire this week, to allow people to “pop in at their convenience, without needing to make an appointment”. Central Dales Pharmacy, Hawes: Tuesday 13 July to Saturday 17 July, 1pm to 5pm – first dose Pfizer clinics for anyone aged 18 and over; the…

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NHS in North Yorkshire and York calls on people to continue to be sensible and stick to ‘step three’ restrictions as COVID cases rise

NHS leaders in North Yorkshire and York are urging people to continue to be sensible and follow current COVID guidance. The advice follows an update earlier in the week from Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, when it was announced that most COVID restrictions in England are likely to be lifted on 19 July. Coronavirus cases have…

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Leading GP highlights risks posed by ‘tsunami’ of demand for appointments and abuse of practice staff

A leading Yorkshire GP has warned that the “tsunami” of people demanding appointments as we emerge from lockdown could leave vulnerable patients without the care they need. Dr Brian McGregor is appealing for everyone to play their part in relieving the pressure on an overstretched system – and he has made it clear that there…

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