Winter vomiting bug and other illnesses on the rise

Health professionals in Scarborough and Ryedale are seeing a rise in the numbers of people with the winter vomiting bug and other seasonal illnesses. While the numbers are not necessarily out of the ordinary, GPs and other clinicians say patients and their carers can help reduce the risk of winter infections being transmitted through good hygiene, [...]

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 [...]

NHS England - 'It’s not too late to get your flu vaccination'

It is not too late to get the flu vaccination is the message from the NHS in Yorkshire and the Humber. With illnesses on the rise as winter continues, people who have not yet had their vaccination are being urged to protect themselves and those around them. Medical Director for Yorkshire and the Humber, Paul Twomey, said: “It’s not too late to get [...]

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 [...]

Keep infections at bay – health bosses call on patients with flu or norovirus to stay away from hospital

The local NHS in Scarborough and Ryedale is calling on residents and communities for help to prevent the spread of winter infections. An outbreak of influenza or norovirus in hospital could have serious consequences for patients who are already poorly and can lead to entire wards being shut down and quarantined, putting an additional strain on NHS [...]

Scarborough and Ryedale CCG praises efforts of health and social care staff

NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has thanked staff working in the local health service for their hard work in providing care over the winter period at a time of unprecedented demand. CCG chairman, Dr Phil Garnett, said "Demand for health services, particularly GPs, A&E and Urgent Care has been extremely high over t [...]