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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 [...]

Robert Goodwill MP visits pharmacy to support winter campaigns

Robert Goodwill MP visited Squire Pharmacy in Falsgrave Road, Scarborough to learn more about how North Yorkshire Community Pharmacies are supporting the NHS England and Public Health England national campaign to help people prepare for winter weather. The message is to “Stay Well This Winter” and to encourage people most at risk from cold weather [...]

Wasted medicines cost local NHS tens of thousands of pounds a month

NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging patients to only order the prescribed medication they need, as a new picture emerges of the scale of waste in our area. Medication that’s returned to a pharmacy has to be destroyed. It cannot be given to another patient, even if that medication is unopened. A snapshot taken a [...]