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A sustainable future for the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton

30 Apr 2020

The Governing Body of North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group has made a decision on the future of urgent and emergency care at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton. Following a temporary closure of the Accident and Emergency Department in March 2019 due to there being insufficient staffing to deliver a safe service to patients, the CCG…

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The Go-To website launched to help young people’s mental health

29 Apr 2020

A new website has been launched dedicated to helping children and young people find mental health support 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. With the majority of young people currently not…

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NHS and local councils coordinate response to COVID-19 in North Yorkshire

22 Apr 2020

The NHS and local councils in North Yorkshire and York are working closely together to deliver essential care and support for the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. This collaborative working will help ensure people’s health and care needs are effectively met across the region and we are able to look after the most vulnerable. NHS…

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NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) reminds patients that the NHS is still available for non Covid-19 related illnesses

16 Apr 2020

NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) says it is concerned patients may be putting off using NHS services for illnesses not related to coronavirus (Covid-19) The CCG is reminding patients that GP services, pharmacies, NHS 111, out-of-hours services and emergency departments are all still available to patients. When accessing your GP surgery this is…

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Statement: Re-opening Abbey ward at Whitby Hospital

16 Apr 2020

The NHS in Whitby is exploring options to ensure it has sufficient capacity as part of its response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Humber NHS Foundation Trust and NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group are well prepared for outbreaks of infectious diseases and part of these preparations includes the re-opening of the Abbey ward to provide…

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Cancer Advice Line for Harrogate patients

14 Apr 2020

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust have launched a Cancer Advice Line for cancer patients in Harrogate and their families and carers. This advisory line signposts callers to specific information and address queries. It is staffed on a rota basis by administrative and nursing staff so that it has…

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Open letter to GP patients in York and North Yorkshire

09 Apr 2020

NHS North Yorkshire CCG and NHS Vale of York CCG, together with the local LMC, have written an open letter to patients outlining how GP practices will be working together through the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The letter says: “Our approach sees GP practices working together in a new way. We are ‘clustering together’ to form…

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Doctors’ surgeries and community pharmacies – Easter arrangements in North Yorkshire

09 Apr 2020

GP practices in North Yorkshire are refining their opening hours over the four-day Easter bank holiday weekend to ensure help is available for those who need it during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic – while encouraging people who are well to “Stay at Home, Protect the NHS and Save Lives”. Primary Care – Many doctors’ surgeries…

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Pharmacy Easter Bank Holiday opening times in North Yorkshire

09 Apr 2020

You can find details of Pharmacy opening times for the Scarborough and Ryedale and Hambleton Richmondshire and Whitby locality in this document. Information on Pharmacy opening times in the Harrogate and Rural District locality please click here.

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NHS and local councils work together to ensure care for the most vulnerable during COVID-19 uutbreak

09 Apr 2020

The NHS and local councils in North Yorkshire and York are working together to ensure that support is provided for the most at risk patients during the COVID-19 outbreak. Last month the NHS began writing to patients considered ‘very high risk’ of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) because of an underlying health condition to provide…

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