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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 respo [...]

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 througho [...]

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 througho [...]

Healthy Hearts initiative helps local people think about their blood pressure

In the UK, high blood pressure is the third biggest risk factor for disease after tobacco, smoking and poor diet.¹ Not many people know that high blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases the risk of developing serious health problems such as heart attacks and strokes. Doctors across Harrogate [...]

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 clin [...]

Wuhan novel coronavirus: information for the public

To read more about the Wuhan novel coronavirus, including the current situation in the UK and actions taken in the UK and abroad please see this website which is being kept up to date as the situation develops: http://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public.

New website gives mums a voice in development of local maternity services

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) has launched a new website platform for teams of women and their families, commissioners and maternity staff who are working together to develop local maternity care. Part of the NHS national Better Births strategy and the Local Maternity System (LMS) action plan, Maternity Vo [...]

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 of the [...]

Visitors urged to keep flu out of hospital

Visitors to hospitals in North and East Yorkshire are being urged to help protect patients and staff by reducing the spread of flu and other illnesses which are commonly associated with winter. Flu, short for influenza, is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes. It can prove fatal for vulnerable people, with those aged 65 a [...]

Supporting people with their mental health – providing the right care, in the right place

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, our specialist mental health provider, are working together with partners across health, social care and voluntary sectors to launch Right Care, Right Place. Right Care, Right Place aims to work with service users and carers, local communities, partnership organisations and staff across those organi [...]

‘Looking out for our neighbours’ campaign returns to combat loneliness and social isolation this winter

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership’s community campaign ‘Looking out for our neighbours’ returns this December to help prevent loneliness and social isolation this winter. This phase builds on the success of the campaign earlier this year when local people carried out over 46,000 acts of kindness in their local neighbourhoods [...]

New Suicide Bereavement Service

A new service to support people bereaved or affected by suicide goes live on Monday (2 December) across West Yorkshire and Harrogate. The service is a response to the fact that people bereaved by suicide are more likely to suffer from severe depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, or even adopt suicidal behaviours themselves. The West Yorksh [...]