Parents urged to look out for severe respiratory infections in young children amid rising cases

Parents in Humber, Coast and Vale are being urged to look out for signs of severe respiratory infections among young children amid a rise in out-of-season cases. Health services in Hull, East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, York and North Yorkshire, which are particularly busy as they juggle the demands of Covid-19 and increasing…

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North Yorkshire Pharmacy opening hours – August Bank Holiday

While some community pharmacy services will be available, not all pharmacies will be open. Please check the NHS website ( to find the nearest pharmacy to you which is open. Please note, many GP practices in North Yorkshire will also be closed on Bank Holiday Monday. If your practice is closed, you may be re-directed…

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Health and social care recruitment event planned at Coventry Univeristy (CU) Scarborough

Humber, Coast and Vale’s Excellence Centre is hosting a recruitment event aimed at people with aspirations of working in health and social care.

The event will be held at CU Scarborough on Thursday 7 November between 2pm and 6pm.

Attendees will be given the opportunity to find out more about the wide range of jobs and careers that are available in Scarborough and Ryedale and across the wider Humber, Coast and Vale region.

Local health and social care employers will be attending the event – supported by NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) – to provide information on current vacancies and training programmes within their organisations.

Margaret Wilson, Project Manager at Humber Coast and Vale Excellence Centre, said: “I think this is a brilliant opportunity for people who want to work in health and social care but don’t know where to start.

“It is a chance to learn about the broad range of job opportunities across Humber, Coast and Vale including mental health services, learning disability services, community services, healthy lifestyle and addiction services as well as a number of apprenticeship opportunities.

“There are lots of different jobs in health and social care so there is sure to be something for everyone whether you want to work in a hospital or residential home or in the community.”

Working in health and social care, you could be supporting someone with a physical or learning disability, someone with a mental health condition or someone who is frail or elderly.

The event is open to everyone, whatever your level of experience. Visit: to book your place.

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Partnership nominated for leadership award

The Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership has been shortlisted for a national award in recognition of the strength of its joint working to improve mental health outcomes for its population.

The Humber, Coast and Vale Mental Health Partnership has been shortlisted for the Health Services Journal (HSJ) Award for “System Leadership Initiative of the Year”. The HSJ judging panel, made up of a diverse range of influential figures within the healthcare community, has shortlisted the Partnership despite the tough competition from hundreds of excellent applicants.

The Award recognises the progress made since the Partnership was established to improve mental health services by working together. The Mental Health Partnership has achieved many successes by bringing together all the organisations that are responsible for commissioning (“buying”) and providing mental health services across our region to put in place care that is seamless and built around the needs of individuals regardless of which organisation is responsible for each element of that person’s care.

The Partnership’s many successes include the development of specialist mental health services for new and expectant mothers across the region and the launch of the Every Mum Matters campaign; ensuring more people are treated closer to home by significantly reducing the number of patients in “out of area” placements; developing and securing funding for a Partnership-wide suicide prevention strategy and securing over £1 million additional funding to support people with enduring mental health problems into employment.

Michele Moran, Chair of the Humber, Coast and Vale Mental Health Partnership Board and Chief Executive, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are overjoyed to have been shortlisted for another HSJ award. Being nominated for this award highlights the fantastic work that our staff members carry out to transform and improve mental health services, in an area stretching across Northern Lincolnshire, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, York and Scarborough. As a partnership we have achieved a number of notable successes through collaborative working between partners and this is something that we are all proud of. To be nominated is an amazing achievement in itself and, as always, we would like to thank all of our patients, stakeholders, our staff, and those working in close partnership across Humber, Coast and Vale. This is about working together to make a difference for our communities.”

Stephen Eames, Independent Chair for the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, said: “This is fantastic news and a testament to the hard work and commitment of local leaders. This
is well-earned recognition for the cutting-edge work the Mental Health Partnership is doing, which is improving peoples’ lives across Humber, Coast and Vale.”

The full list of nominees for the 2019 HSJ awards can be found here. Winners will be announced at the 2019 HSJ awards ceremony, which is due to be held in London on 6 November 2019.

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New frailty service launches in Scarborough and Ryedale

Patients in Scarborough and parts of Ryedale are set to benefit from an enhanced range of adult community services.

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, which has been running a range of community services, health promotion and wellbeing advice as part of an £80 million contract with NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), has introduced two more services using the ‘One Team’ approach.

It has now launched a new frailty service which follows the integrated partnership working model that has been successful since its initial launch last year.

Frailty is now recognised as a ‘long term condition’ and it’s hoped the new service will encourage early diagnosis and create a systematic, preventative and proactive approach to frailty care which will help and prevent further health problems.

The new model of care has meant patients access community nursing, specialist nursing, therapy services, dietetics, stroke and other services, with personalised care so they can remain in their own homes, and avoid admission to hospital where it is possible and safe to do so, in a ‘Home First’ approach.

Following the improvements, patients are able to call a single telephone number to access round-the-clock care with front-line clinical teams working in partnership with GPs, local councils, the voluntary and charitable sector and other key organisations.

NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG Executive Nurse, Carrie Wollerton, said: “The first year of the new community services contract has seen a big emphasis on patients being looked after in their own homes, or in community settings. There’s been a much greater focus on prevention which we believe is leading to fewer people requiring a stay in hospital.

“We’re looking forward to seeing the range of services expanded from this month and seeing further benefits for residents in Scarborough and parts of Ryedale.”

Under the new model, every doctor, nurse, therapist or health care assistant looking after a patient will, subject to consent, be granted the same view of each medical record, ensuring patients do not have to repeat themselves whenever they seek treatment. This follows on from feedback received during the consultation period where patients felt strongly that they should “only have to tell their story once”.

Julia Harrison-Mizon, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust’s Care Group Director of Primary Care, Community, Children’s and Learning Disability Services, said: “We are excited about expanding the range of services to include frailty delivered through our One Team approach which works to ensure that people maintain their independence and stay in their own homes for as long as possible.

“The staff in our three hub teams have done a tremendous job during our year one delivery which has included the introduction of an overnight nursing service and relocation to new bases closer to the people we are supporting and working closely with.”

The Trust is continuing to expand Scarborough and Ryedale services following the takeover of an £80 million contract with NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG in 2018.

The Trust will also be delivering continuing healthcare assessments for the Scarborough and Ryedale area from today (1 April 2019) and introducing another new service to the area later in the year which will offer elderly medicine clinics.

Further information is available by emailing

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