Residents encouraged to use NHS 111 and community pharmacies this Easter weekend

The NHS in North Yorkshire and York say patients who become unwell over the Easter weekend can save time if they choose the right health services. With most GP practices closed for the four-day Easter weekend which begins with Good Friday on 15 April, local NHS leaders want to make sure people access the most…

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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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Prepare now for common ailments this winter

The NHS in North Yorkshire and York says residents can take steps to look after their own health if they succumb to a common winter illness like a cough or cold. By keeping a medicine cabinet at home containing simple remedies like paracetamol, ibuprofen and anti-diarrhoea tablets, NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and…

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Families encouraged to think ‘Pharmacy First’ for head lice treatments

Families in North Yorkshire and York are being encouraged to visit their local pharmacy if their child picks up head lice or nits and needs treatment. Most young people are now back in the classroom after a prolonged period away from school because of the Covid-19 pandemic. With children in close proximity to their friends…

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