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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Mental health expertise brought in to support GPs with referrals

Health professionals from Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) have begin participating in multi-disciplinary GP meetings to improve referrals to mental health services. The approach – endorsed by NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) – is part of a pilot partnership programme to support GPs in the Harrogate district with mental…

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“Help us, to help you” – NHS in North Yorkshire and York offers advice for patients

NHS leaders in North Yorkshire and York are continuing to urge people not to put off accessing health services – despite a recent surge in COVID-19 (coronavirus) hospital admissions in parts of the region. In some parts of Yorkshire and Humber, a number of planned routine procedures have been postponed to free up beds and…

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How is it on the front line?’

Dr Charles Parker is a GP Partner at Topcliffe Surgery near Thirsk. He is the Clinical Chair of NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). In his first post for a new CCG blog called ‘Doctor Diaries’, Charles speaks about the impact Covid-19 has had in primary care.

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