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Storm Christophe and COVID vaccinations

19 Jan 2021

Residents in North Yorkshire are being urged to prepare for flooding as heavy and persistent rain is forecast to continue over the next few days, as Storm Christophe sweeps in. People who need to travel to COVID vaccination appointments and testing sites, are also being urged to take extra care. Dr Bruce Willoughby, NHS North…

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Health leaders call for patience as COVID-19 vaccine rollout accelerates

08 Jan 2021

Health leaders in North Yorkshire and York are urging people to be patient as the phased rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations accelerates. The NHS is currently offering the COVID vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus. There is no need for patients to get in touch with their GP surgery – their surgery will contact…

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Information about the latest NHS Covid-19 text message scam

05 Jan 2021

There have been reports of a new scam where a person receives a text saying they need to book a vaccination appointment and it takes them to a fake NHS form which then asks for their bank details to prove their identity. If you have relatives who aren’t familiar with text message cons, please warn…

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New online support service launched across North Yorkshire and beyond to help men with their mental health

05 Jan 2021

A free online mental health and emotional wellbeing support service has been launched to help men living in North Yorkshire and across the Humber, Coast and Vale area. Men aged 18+ can now register to use Qwell for Men – a free, anonymous online counselling and emotional wellbeing service which can be accessed anywhere using…

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NHS Staff Vaccinate More Than Half A Million People in England

24 Dec 2020

NHS staff have vaccinated more than half a million patients against Coronavirus in under two weeks, according to official figures published today. The NHS delivered the world’s first Covid vaccination outside of a clinical trial to Margaret Keenan in Coventry on Tuesday December 8. A total of 521,594 people have received an NHS vaccination in…

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GP and Pharmacy access in North Yorkshire over Christmas

23 Dec 2020

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

21 Dec 2020

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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Successful first day of COVID vaccine rollout in North Yorkshire

15 Dec 2020

A number of GP practices in North Yorkshire have today begun administering the first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID vaccine to patients over the age of 80. Vaccinations are being delivered according to priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID vaccine was approved for use following extensive…

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Ordering prescription medicines in advance of Christmas

27 Nov 2020

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

26 Nov 2020

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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