‘Please be patient and choose the right care’: doctors ask for support as demand for GP appointments increases

Doctors’ leaders in North Yorkshire and York are asking patients to “keep calm and be kind” when they call their GP practice. Surgeries are facing an “unprecedented rise in demand” for services as the country emerges from lockdown restrictions. With practice phone lines exceptionally busy and the number of face-to-face appointments still limited because of…

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GP and Pharmacy access in North Yorkshire over Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching, North Yorkshire residents are being asked to choose the right service during the holidays. GP practices in North Yorkshire will be closed from 25 December reopening on Tuesday 29 December. Practices will also be closed on Friday 1 January and will then reopen on Monday 4 January. Residents who need medical…

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Ordering prescription medicines in advance of Christmas

Residents in North Yorkshire and York who are on repeat medication are being urged to order in advance of Christmas week to avoid running out. In the run-up to Christmas, pharmacy processing times may take a little longer than usual because of the volume of prescriptions. NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS…

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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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