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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 website.

Last updated: 30 March, 2020 15:59pm

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Minor Eye Conditions Service

The Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) is a free NHS service available from a number of local opticians, which sees patients with problems such as sore eyes, red eyes or visual disturbance.  The service can be accessed by anyone aged two years of age or older and registered with a GP in the Vale of York or Scarborough and Ryedale.  Patients can self-refer to the service and will be assessed and treated within 24 hours for urgent symptoms and 48 hours for non-urgent symptoms.

More information about the service, and the optician practices which provide it, can be found here.

This service is provided by Healthcare Business Solutions Limited.

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