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GP Practices in North Yorkshire and York ask for patience, with surgery staff affected by winter illness and Covid isolation guidance

03 Nov 2020

GP Practices in North Yorkshire and York are asking residents for their patience and understanding with demand for appointments returning to levels not seen since the start of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. While health leaders say it’s good news people are not ignoring symptoms of ill health and are seeking medical help, practices are facing…

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Help beat spread of coronavirus by remembering rules on socialising

19 Oct 2020

Health officials in North Yorkshire are urging people to follow the rule of six when socialising, to stay two metres apart from people they do not live with where possible and to wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult. As the number of positive coronavirus cases continues to rise…

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High demand for flu vaccinations in North Yorkshire and York

09 Oct 2020

People living in North Yorkshire and York who are eligible for a free flu vaccination at their GP surgery are being asked to be patient if they haven’t yet got an appointment. NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Vale of York CCG say there is a high demand for the flu jab…

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

02 Oct 2020

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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Residents of North Yorkshire urged to download the NHS Test and Trace app

25 Sep 2020

Residents of North Yorkshire are being encouraged to download the new NHS Test and Trace app which launches across the country on 24 September. North Yorkshire CCG Governing Body GP, Dr Bruce Willoughby said ‘While cases of Covid-19 in North Yorkshire are not as high as in some other areas of the country we know…

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

21 Sep 2020

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

17 Sep 2020

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

16 Sep 2020

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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Wellbeing support available in Scarborough and Ryedale schools

10 Sep 2020

NHS staff are working in local schools and colleges to provide mental health and emotional wellbeing advice and support to staff and students. Wellbeing in mind teams from Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, which provides mental health and learning disabilities services across North Yorkshire and York, are working with education establishments in…

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Go-To mental health support website for children and young people returning to school and college

08 Sep 2020

Clinical leaders in North Yorkshire are encouraging children and young people who are returning to the classroom this week “not to suffer in silence” if they feel anxious and overwhelmed. The The Go-To mental health support website (www.thegoto.org.uk) – developed by NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) – has a raft of useful information…

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