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NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG issues cold weather alert health advice

With weather forecasters predicting a prolonged period of cold conditions, ice and snow this week, heath chiefs in Scarborough and Ryedale are urging residents to “stay well”. Cold weather often triggers an increase in demand for NHS services. Ice and snow can lead to an increase in slips and falls, while the cold can lead to poorer health for olde [...]

NHS England - Residents urged to choose the right care

The NHS in Yorkshire and Humber is asking people to think carefully about which health service to use this winter. Ailments arising from cold weather, flu, winter bugs and norovirus, mean demand on NHS services is heightened. Conditions like heart disease, stroke and lung illnesses, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are worsened [...]

Patients can play their part to help tackle antibiotic resistance

Patients in Scarborough and parts of Ryedale who are suffering with a common cold, flu or sore throat should not visit their GP expecting to get antibiotics. The advice from the NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) comes in World Antibiotic Awareness Week which aims to raise awareness of global antibiotic resistance and c [...]