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Patients urged to cancel doctors’ appointments if they are no longer needed

NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is asking patients to do their bit for the local health service this winter by cancelling GP appointments if they are no longer needed. Nationally, more than 15 million general practice appointments are being wasted each year because patients do not turn up and fail to warn surgeries th [...]

Ten Year Plan for NHS is published

The NHS Long Term Plan is the national health service’s plan to make sure it is fit for the future. It aims to give everyone the best start in life, will deliver world-class care for major health problems such as cancer and mental health, and will help people age well. The plan, backed by extra investment, has been developed by people who know the [...]

Winter vomiting bug and other illnesses on the rise

Health professionals in Scarborough and Ryedale are seeing a rise in the numbers of people with the winter vomiting bug and other seasonal illnesses. While the numbers are not necessarily out of the ordinary, GPs and other clinicians say patients and their carers can help reduce the risk of winter infections being transmitted through good hygiene, [...]

Musical backed by NHS and mental health charities comes to Stephen Joseph Theatre

An award-winning comedy musical that throws glitter at depression backed by NHS and mental health charities Mind and Mental Health Foundation is coming to Scarborough. Silent Uproar is bringing A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) to Stephen Joseph Theatre on 5 - 6 February, after impressing crowds and critics alike at last year’s Edinburg [...]

CCG welcomes funding boost for Scarborough Hospital

NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has welcomed a £40 million funding boost to upgrade Scarborough Hospital’s emergency department. The money will be used to create a Combined Emergency Assessment Unit, which will help staff assess patients more quickly and make sure they get the right type of treatment sooner. Part of a [...]