Health and care collaboration to ease pressure on urgent care services this winter

NHS and care services across Humber and North Yorkshire are under huge pressure – with more than 1,000 people a day attending emergency departments in the region. This pressure has significantly increased over the last week – especially in hospitals and GP surgeries – and is compounded by rising cases of Covid-19 and flu. Despite…

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NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) encourages patients to get their winter vaccinations

While a lot of people have come forward for their COVID-19 booster vaccination when they have been offered it this winter, there has been a lower uptake in the flu vaccination programme in North Yorkshire. Flu, short for influenza, is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes. It can prove fatal for…

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Order and collect your prescription medicine in advance of Christmas

Residents in North Yorkshire and York who are on repeat medication are being encouraged to place their orders this week to avoid running out. In the lead-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 Vale…

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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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GP Practices in North Yorkshire ask for patience, with surgeries seeing high demand for appointments

NHS leaders in North Yorkshire and York are asking residents for their patience and kindness in the run-up to Christmas, with GP practices saying there is high demand for appointments. NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Vale of York CCG say they are pleased people are not ignoring symptoms of ill health…

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