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COVID-19 (coronavirus) latest: do not leave your home

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Advice for clinicians on COVID-19 (coronavirus) is here. If you are a member of the public looking for health advice, visit the NHS website or North Yorkshire Public Health. And if you are looking for the latest travel information, and advice about the government response to the outbreak, go to the gov.uk website.

Last updated: 30 March, 2020 15:59pm

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Open letter to GP patients in North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups

By Alex Flowers | 20/03/2020 | Comments Off on Open letter to GP patients in North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups

As a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak, primary care is facing unprecedented demands on its services. In addition, we are also facing substantial staffing shortages due to those needing to self-isolate in line with current guidance. We understand that many people will be feeling anxious and uncertain in these challenging times. In response to…

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Scarborough and Ryedale Pharmacy opening hours – April and May 2020

By Alex Flowers | 09/03/2020 | Comments Off on Scarborough and Ryedale Pharmacy opening hours – April and May 2020

Please see below the pharmacy opening times across Scarborough and Ryedale for the April and May bank holidays:

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Sign up for FREE suicide prevention training workshops in Scarborough

By Alex Flowers | 26/02/2020 | Comments Off on Sign up for FREE suicide prevention training workshops in Scarborough

People are being encouraged to sign up for free suicide prevention training workshops in Scarborough next month as part of the #TalkSuicide campaign from local NHS and council organisations. The Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership is hosting two workshops in Scarborough on Monday, 9th March 2020 at YMCA Building, St Thomas Street,…

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Medequip rolls out its mobile unit – and calls on people to help recycle community equipment

By Tim Readman | 25/02/2020 | Comments Off on Medequip rolls out its mobile unit – and calls on people to help recycle community equipment

The provider of community equipment in York and North Yorkshire is rolling out its mobile exhibition unit – and appealing for people to return any unwanted crutches, walking frames or chair raisers. Medequip, which provides equipment on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in the county, wants to take…

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CCGs support ‘Wake Up North Yorkshire’ campaign

By Alex Flowers | 18/02/2020 | Comments Off on CCGs support ‘Wake Up North Yorkshire’ campaign

North Yorkshire’s Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have backed a North Yorkshire campaign aimed at changing drinking culture and the harm caused by alcohol. Launched by North Yorkshire County Council, the Wake Up North Yorkshire campaign has been developed after research with residents found that more than 40 per cent of 1,000 people who responded to…

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North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups support the ‘International Year of the Nurse and Midwife’ campaign

By Alex Flowers | 17/02/2020 | Comments Off on North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups support the ‘International Year of the Nurse and Midwife’ campaign

NHS Hambleton Richmondshire and Whitby, NHS Harrogate and Rural District and NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are backing a national initiative, hosted by NHS England and NHS Improvement, which aims to showcase and celebrate nursing and midwifery. The ‘International Year of the Nurse and Midwife’ will run throughout 2020 and is a…

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Coronavirus latest

By Alex Flowers | 10/02/2020 | Comments Off on Coronavirus latest

SEE ALSO: Easy Read information about the Coronavirus The NHS in Scarborough and Ryedale and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public…

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CCGs pay tribute to Dr Phil Garnett

By Alex Flowers | 03/02/2020 | Comments Off on CCGs pay tribute to Dr Phil Garnett

NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has paid tribute to its chairman, Dr Phil Garnett, who has passed away. Dr Garnett had led the CCG from its formal inception in April 2013 and was still working just a few days before his death. Dr Garnett had been living with cancer. Friend and colleague,…

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New community equipment ‘amnesty bin’

By Alex Flowers | 30/01/2020 | Comments Off on New community equipment ‘amnesty bin’

A new ‘amnesty bin’ to make it easier for people to return on loan community equipment like walking frames and crutches has been installed at a household waste recycling centre in Harrogate. It follows talks between Medequip Assistive Technology Ltd – which issues community equipment to patients on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council and…

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How to stay well over Christmas and New Year

By Alex Flowers | 23/12/2019 | Comments Off on How to stay well over Christmas and New Year

Doctors in North Yorkshire are urging patients to check their stocks of repeat medication ahead of the Christmas period. With most GP practices closed for Christmas Day and Boxing Day, other local NHS services often experience increased demand, with the NHS 111 telephone service receiving high volumes of calls from patients who have run out…

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