GP prescribing of over-the-counter medicines in North Yorkshire is changing

From 1 October, doctors across North Yorkshire will no longer routinely issue a prescription for medicines that patients can buy themselves over-the-counter for a range of minor, short-term health concerns. Patients will instead be encouraged to visit their local pharmacy for advice and treatments for common ailments like coughs and colds, aches and pains, hay…

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Pilot scheme to tackle sleep problems in children and young people begins to have an impact

Doctors are hailing the impact of a sleep support service, commissioned to help tackle persistent sleeping problems among children and young people in Scarborough, parts of Ryedale and Whitby. The 12-month pilot project was set up by the former NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)* and launched earlier this year. Families living in…

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North Yorkshire residents who need Covid-19 tests urged to book on-line

There is clear evidence that Covid-19 cases are on the rise nationally and in North Yorkshire and demand has been high for Covid-19 tests locally over recent days. The North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and health and care partners would like to thank local residents for doing the right thing and getting tested when…

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