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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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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International Nurses Day 2021: NHS North Yorkshire CCG pays tribute to ‘extraordinary’ nurses

NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s Chief Nurse has paid tribute to nursing colleagues across the county. On International Nurses Day – marked annually on the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale – Sue Peckitt says nurses in GP surgeries, hospitals and in the community have been “extraordinary” over the last 12 months. “This…

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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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