COVID vaccinations at Harrogate’s Yorkshire Events Centre draw to a close

The GP-led COVID vaccination programme at the Yorkshire Events Centre (YEC) in Harrogate has drawn to a close, six months after the first jab was given. More than 117,000 vaccines have been administered from the centre by an enthusiastic army of clinicians and volunteers. Doctors’ leaders in the Harrogate district say they are “immensely proud”…

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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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Vaccinating Harrogate and beyond

Dr Chris Preece is a GP Partner at Church Lane Surgery in Boroughbridge and the Clinical Director of the Knaresborough and Rural District Primary Care Network. In a special post for our ‘Doctor Diaries’ feature, Dr Chris talks about the COVID vaccination programme in North Yorkshire and the setting up of centres in Harrogate and…

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