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Simon Cox appointed Executive Programme Director for East Coast Service Review

04 Sep 2020

NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (YFT) are delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Cox as Executive Programme Director for the East Coast Service Review. In this role Simon will lead significant transformation work that is emerging from the review on behalf of the healthcare system. This…

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North Yorkshire and York residents reassured that they will be vaccinated against the flu

03 Sep 2020

With flu season fast approaching, NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group, along with local authorities want to reassure eligible patients that they will get their free NHS flu vaccination this year – and health partners are working together to ensure people in high risk groups get vaccinated.…

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North Yorkshire and York NHS services on Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 2020

28 Aug 2020

If you or someone you live with has coronavirus symptoms (new continuous cough OR fever OR loss of / change in smell or taste): Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible. This can be done by visiting Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get…

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North Yorkshire Pharmacy opening hours – August Bank Holiday

27 Aug 2020

While some community pharmacy services will be available, not all pharmacies will be open. Please check the NHS website ( to find the nearest pharmacy to you which is open. Please note, many GP practices in North Yorkshire will also be closed on Bank Holiday Monday. If your practice is closed, you may be re-directed…

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Whitby Hospital renovation continues to progress throughout COVID-19 pandemic

21 Aug 2020

The £13 million renovation of Whitby Community Hospital which began in March is now well under way and progressing to schedule following some changes due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sonia Rafferty, Service Manager at Whitby Hospital, said: “We have been through some very challenging times due to COVID-19, but the team has been amazing. We…

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Annual General Meeting is open to the public

19 Aug 2020

Members of the public are invited to the Annual General Meeting of NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on Tuesday 25 August. The event will be hosted virtually and will begin at 5pm. The event will cover the work of the three separate North Yorkshire CCGs from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020…

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Autism assessments for children and young people in Scarborough and Ryedale go online

10 Aug 2020

A new online assessment model has been developed by autism experts at The Retreat York so they can continue to assess children and young people – without families being asked to attend face-to-face appointments during the Covid-19 pandemic. The autism assessment service for children in Scarborough and Ryedale (associated with GP practices in the former…

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NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group begins search for Go-To mental health champions

05 Aug 2020

NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has begun a search to recruit Go-To mental health Champions. The Champions’ role will involve promoting The Go-To mental health website (, launched by NHS North Yorkshire CCG earlier in the summer to help children and young people, and playing an active part in developing fresh content. The…

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GP Patient Survey 2020: North Yorkshire practices perform better than the national average on every indicator

29 Jul 2020

Most patients in North Yorkshire rate their GP practice higher than in the rest of the country, according to new data released by NHS England. The GP Patient Survey was completed by 6,367 people in the NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) area and in almost every indicator, practices, as a whole, performed above…

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Health and Care Partnership appeals for public support to help ensure services resume safely and promptly

28 Jul 2020

NHS and council organisations in Humber, Coast and Vale are appealing for the public’s help as they work together to increase the availability of health and care services, which were restricted, relocated or paused during the coronavirus outbreak. At the outset of the pandemic, health and care professionals including hospital teams, GPs, health visitors and…

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