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NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) supports care homes during COVID-19

08 Jun 2020

NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has invested in more than 200 Samsung tablet devices for care homes in the county, so residents can access virtual appointments with GPs and other clinical staff. The data-enabled tablets come equipped with the same software that’s enabling doctors to hold increasing numbers of virtual consultations with patients,…

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Antibody testing for Covid-19 (coronavirus)

03 Jun 2020

Antibody testing is now gradually being introduced across the country. However, its availability is currently limited, and guidance for its use in the community has not yet been released. As it does not change any of the clinical management or social distancing rules NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Vale of York Clinical…

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New number makes it easier to access support in a mental health emergency

21 May 2020

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, which provides mental health services across North Yorkshire, has launched a new ‘single-point-of-access’ telephone number for people to call in a mental health emergency – 0300 0200317. With 15 crisis teams supporting children, adults and older people across the large geography of the Trust, the single point…

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Children and young people urged to use free online service for mental health and emotional wellbeing support

18 May 2020

Children and young people living in North Yorkshire are being encouraged to use a free online mental health and emotional wellbeing service if they need support during Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May) and beyond. People aged between 11 and 25 can register to use Kooth – a free, anonymous online counselling and emotional wellbeing…

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Compass ‘Wellbeing wake-up’: online sessions to support children’s mental health in North Yorkshire, coming soon

15 May 2020

Compass is a charity which provides health and wellbeing services, helping people unleash their unique potential and live healthier, safer and more fulfilling lives. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an uncertain time for children and families and Compass recognises the impact this may be having on children’s mental health. Compass believes that during these unprecedented…

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What has been happening at Harrogate District Hospital during the Coronavirus pandemic?

15 May 2020

Our partners at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust have issued an update to patients in relation to Covid-19 (coronavirus). Find out more, here.

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North Yorkshire GP practices show excellent response to the pandemic

12 May 2020

GP practices across North Yorkshire are working hard to respond to challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past few months the day-to-day routine of a GP practice has changed with staff and patients seeing a very different approach. NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been speaking with frontline staff at local…

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Drop in cancer referrals: doctors urge people to visit their GP if they have health worries

05 May 2020

NHS organisations in York and North Yorkshire are working together to ensure cancer services continue safely, urging patients not to delay seeking help if they notice any signs and symptoms of cancer. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, across York and North Yorkshire there has been a significant reduction in two-week referrals from GP…

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NHS urges public to get essential vaccines despite coronavirus outbreak

05 May 2020

NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging people to attend all regular vaccination appointments to prevent outbreaks of serious diseases and reduce pressure on the health service. The NHS is continuing to help people to manage illness linked to coronavirus, but is still urging parents to bring children forward for lifesaving jabs to stop…

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NHS North Yorkshire CCG hails extraordinary community effort to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to healthcare workers

04 May 2020

NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has hailed the “community heroes” who are coming together to help the local NHS and other care providers deal with the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Across North Yorkshire, businesses, schools, colleges and universities, together with dozens of volunteers have been involved in the manufacture of thousands of clinical face…

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