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Plans for Richmondshire care campus move closer

26 Jun 2020

Discussions are continuing to take place around plans to create a major new state-of-the art health and care complex in Richmondshire. NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), together with the Ministry of Defence (MOD), NHS England and NHS Property Services (NHSPS) want to build a new health and wellbeing hub at Catterick Garrison. It…

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The Go-To website proves a hit among children and young people seeking mental health support in North Yorkshire

25 Jun 2020

A new website to help children and young people find help to overcome mental health challenges, is proving a hit in North Yorkshire. The Go-To (www.thegoto.org.uk) is a portal or ‘single point of information’ for the wide range of mental health support services offered by different agencies in the county. In the first month since…

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NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) offers advice on the new NHS Test and Trace scheme

18 Jun 2020

NHS Track and Trace aims to limit the spread of coronavirus by asking patients with positive test results to share details about the people they’ve been in contact with recently who could have caught the virus as a result. The NHS will get in touch with people who have tested positive, as well as those…

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Pilot scheme launched to tackle children and young people’s sleep issues

18 Jun 2020

The Sleep Charity, an award-winning voluntary organisation based in Doncaster, has been commissioned to provide a sleep support service for children and young people in Scarborough, parts of Ryedale and Whitby. This is a 12-month pilot project and was set up by the former NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)*. Families living in…

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On-the-go wellbeing support for Dads in North Yorkshire

11 Jun 2020

New and expectant fathers in North Yorkshire are benefiting from the support of a new app providing on-the-go advice to help them enjoy their babies, feel more confident and support their mental and emotional wellbeing. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) has purchased rights to DadPad, an easy to use, free app…

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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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