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Community equipment amnesty launched across North Yorkshire

Local NHS and social care leaders are calling on people across North Yorkshire and York to return loaned equipment like walking frames, crutches, beds, mattresses and hoists when no longer needed. Last year the NHS launched a national so-called “crutch amnesty” to deal with concerns that perfectly good medical equipment is going to waste. It’s thou [...]

New website to help people in Scarborough and Ryedale self-refer for mental health therapies

North Yorkshire improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) service, which offers talking therapies treatments, has launched a new website to make it easier for people to access help and support. This includes an option to self-refer online without having to go through a GP. The Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) service [...]

NHS leaders call on patients with norovirus to stay away from hospital

The local NHS in Scarborough and Ryedale is calling on residents and communities for help to prevent the spread of norovirus. York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has taken the unusual step of restricting visiting to York Hospital “for the safety of patients and staff” after an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug and the closure of wards. No [...]

#TalkSuicide campaign encourages people in Scarborough and Ryedale to complete short online suicide prevention training

The Humber, Coast and Vale Mental Health Partnership has launched the #TalkSuicide campaign to encourage the people of Scarborough and Ryedale to complete a free 20-minute online suicide prevention training programme. The #TalkSuicide campaign urges pepole in Scarborough and Ryedale to visit www.talksuicide.co.uk to complete the video-based trainin [...]

Ambulance trust awarded integrated urgent care contract

NHS Commissioners in Yorkshire and the Humber have (22 January 2019) announced that Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust has been awarded a contract to provide integrated urgent care services across the region for the next five years. The contract, worth £17.6 million in 2019/20, has been developed in line with a new national service specification [...]