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Kelly's Place respite facility opens its doors

A new respite care facility for people with profound and complex learning disabilities has opened near Scarborough. Kelly’s Place, founded by Ali Wilkins and run by Happy Futures Support Specialists Limited, is a bespoke two-bedroom bungalow in Burnside, Eastfield, featuring en-suite bathrooms, tracker hoists and ample moving space for wheelchairs [...]

North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups to recommission local adult autism and ADHD services

Local health groups in North Yorkshire and York are to recommission the services currently available to adults with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS Vale of York CCG, NHS Harrogate and Rural District CCG and NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG wan [...]

Pharmacy access over the August bank holiday

Patients are being advised to check their stock of repeat medication ahead of the August bank holiday weekend, when most GP practices will be closed. Local NHS services commonly experience great pressure over bank holiday weekends, with the NHS 111 telephone service receiving high volumes of calls from patients who have run out of their medication. [...]

Maternity Voices Partnership event

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is running an event on 7 August to try to get local mums involved in the Maternity Voices Partnership. The Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) is a team of women and their families, commissioners and providers (midwives and doctors) working together to review and contribute to the development of local mate [...]

Health and care partners back 'Blood in Pee' campaign

Health and care partners in North Yorkshire are urging people to be aware of the early signs of bladder and kidney cancers and to go to their doctor if they see blood in their pee – even if it’s just the once. ‘Blood in pee’ is part of the national Be Clear on Cancer (BCOC) campaign from Public Health England in partnership with the Department of H [...]