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 [...]

NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group backs NHS recruitment campaign

NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group is backing a national campaign which aims to address staff shortages in the NHS. The priority is to increase recruitment into the NHS, and improve the retention of existing staff. Key areas currently facing the worst shortages including mental health, learning disability and community and gen [...]

‘Encouraging start’ for Humber Trust’s new model of community care in Scarborough and Ryedale

The new adult community care service in Scarborough and Ryedale received almost 1,800 referrals in its first four weeks, new figures have revealed. Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust (FT) said it handled 1,787 referrals made via its Customer Access Service (CAS), a single point of contact providing access to round-the-clock care, between 1 and 28 [...]