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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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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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