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New support service for people affected by dementia

People whose lives have been affected by dementia, their families and carers can get free help and support from a new service available across North Yorkshire. The service is being provided by Dementia Forward and is funded by North Yorkshire County Council and the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) covering the county, as part of their work to h [...]

Patients encouraged to ‘choose the right care at the right time’ over the Easter weekend

The NHS in Scarborough and Ryedale says patients who become unwell over the Easter weekend can save time if they choose the right health services. With most GP practices closed for the four-day Easter weekend which begins with Good Friday on 19 April, local NHS leaders want to make sure people access the most appropriate care, depending on whether [...]

Doctors share skin cancer expertise

Skin cancer diagnoses in York and North Yorkshire were given a boost when GPs gathered to learn more about technology that can help them identify potential skin cancers. More than 40 family doctors from across NHS Vale of York and Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Groups were shown how to take high-quality photographs of lesions using [...]

New frailty service launches in Scarborough and Ryedale

Patients in Scarborough and parts of Ryedale are set to benefit from an enhanced range of adult community services. Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, which has been running a range of community services, health promotion and wellbeing advice as part of an £80 million contract with NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), [...]

Complete online test to determine Type 2 diabetes risk

People in Scarborough and Ryedale and across the wider Yorkshire and Humber region are being encouraged to know their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes – by taking an online test, which takes just three minutes to complete. Ryedale GP, Dr Chris Ives, NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body Member and Clinical [...]