Dedicated mental health practitioners now available across North Yorkshire

Dedicated mental health practitioners are working into most GP practices across North Yorkshire – to help people receive the right care and advice as quickly as possible. The First Contact Mental Health Practitioners act as initial points of contact for adults who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health illnesses. The scheme, funded and provided…

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Patients with a Learning Disability in North Yorkshire encouraged to attend annual health check appointments when called

GP practices in North Yorkshire are encouraging patients with a Learning Disability to attend their annual health check when invited. Anyone aged 14 or over who is on their doctor’s learning disability register is invited to have a free annual health check once a year. Most of the Learning Disability Health Checks in North Yorkshire…

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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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Local NHS in North Yorkshire and York delivering more GP appointments for patients compared to pre-pandemic

Patients in North Yorkshire and York booked more than 392,000 appointments with their GP practice in September 2021 – almost 10% more than in the same month in 2019. In North Yorkshire there were 24,000 more scheduled appointments compared to September 2019 and in the Vale of York area there were almost 10,000 more appointments…

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£1.9 million ‘facelift’ gets under way at Stokesley Health Centre

Works to refurbish Stokesley Health Centre are under way. The project will see a major overhaul of the site’s interior and investment in sustainability measures including installation of a new, more energy efficient, boiler and renewal of the centre’s roof. The works, funded by a £1.9 million NHS capital grant, will provide a modern and…

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