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Patients encouraged to support community pharmacies in Scarborough and Ryedale

(Footage courtesy of That's North Yorkshire, Freeview Channel 7) Patients in Scarborough and Ryedale are being encouraged to use their local high street community pharmacy for prescriptions, health advice and over-the-counter medicines, as online pharmacy companies step up their efforts to promote their “repeat prescriptions” service and attract n [...]

Hay fever: CCG recommends ‘over-the-counter’ remedies for sufferers

NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) says patients who suffer from hay fever should initially visit their local high street community pharmacy for help and advice, rather than make an appointment to see their GP. Pharmacists are well placed to offer their expertise to help hay fever sufferers manage their condition. A num [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]