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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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Vice Clinical Chair, Dr Alistair Ingram to leave the CCG

24 Nov 2020

NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Vice Clinical Chair, Dr Alistair Ingram will be leaving his position at the CCG on 31 December. Alistair has worked closely with our Accountable Officer, Amanda Bloor, over a number of years to support the successful development of NHS Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group and was…

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Flu vaccinations in North Yorkshire and York to be available to 50–64 year olds from December

20 Nov 2020

Patients aged 50-64 in North Yorkshire and York will be able to get a free flu vaccine from their GP or pharmacy. This is a new eligible group that has been added to the national flu programme, with the initial phase of flu vaccinations well under way. Practices will be able to access vaccine stock…

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Harrogate community centre to be temporarily repurposed to help local NHS Covid effort

18 Nov 2020

A community centre in Harrogate is set to be temporarily repurposed so patients with Covid-19, or symptoms of the virus, have the opportunity so see a GP face-to-face. Until now, patients with Covid in the Harrogate district who urgently needed a face-to-face doctor’s appointment would attend their own surgery. And while there are strict social…

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NHS clinical commissioning groups in North Yorkshire and York pledge support for World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

18 Nov 2020

The NHS in North Yorkshire and York is backing a global campaign which aims to increase awareness of antibiotic resistance and reduce unnecessary prescribing. Every year, World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (18-22 November) shines a light on global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the spread of drug-resistant infections. As resistance grows to a wider range of drugs,…

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NHS North Yorkshire CCG part of joint effort to help fight against Covid-19 second wave

17 Nov 2020

The NHS, local authorities and care providers are joining forces to help tackle rising cases of Covid-19 across North Yorkshire. Following a request from the Government to the NHS and local councils, specially-approved residential care and nursing homes have agreed to support discharged coronavirus patients to ease the pressure on the county’s hospitals. Amanda Bloor,…

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Electronic system to improve patients’ end of life care shared nationally as best practice

16 Nov 2020

Details of an electronic system supporting people who are receiving end of life care in the Humber, Coast and Vale Care Partnership area, have been published nationally, to share with other health and care organisations as best practice. The Electronic Palliative Care Co-ordination System (EPaCCS) is a palliative care shared record, which enables different health…

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Prepare now for common ailments this winter

09 Nov 2020

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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NHS call for Volunteer Responders in York and North Yorkshire

09 Nov 2020

New important opportunities to support local NHS services as an NHS Volunteer Responder are available in York and North Yorkshire. The national volunteer scheme was set up by the NHS in England in March this year to help win the battle against COVID-19. It is supported by Royal Voluntary Service and GoodSAM, with work continuing…

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