Let’s all play our part in supporting the NHS this winter

Personal message from Stephen Eames CBE, System Lead for the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership and Sue Symington, Designate Integrated Care System Chair of the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership Health and care services across Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, which includes hospitals, GP practices, the…

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COVID-safe measures to continue in GP practices and other healthcare settings in North Yorkshire and York

GP practices in North Yorkshire and York will be keeping COVID-secure arrangements in place when restrictions elsewhere are eased on Monday (19 July). All staff and patients are being asked to continue to wear a suitable face covering and comply with social distancing and hand hygiene guidance as before. Practices will continue to offer a…

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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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GP Practices in North Yorkshire and York ask for patience, with surgery staff affected by winter illness and Covid isolation guidance

GP Practices in North Yorkshire and York are asking residents for their patience and understanding with demand for appointments returning to levels not seen since the start of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. While health leaders say it’s good news people are not ignoring symptoms of ill health and are seeking medical help, practices are facing…

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Black Lives Matter … and we need to start showing it more’

Dr Charles Parker is a GP Partner at Topcliffe Surgery near Thirsk. He is the Clinical Chair of NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). In his second post for our new CCG blog, ‘Doctor Diaries’, Charles speaks about racism in primary care settings.

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