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Local NHS asks for views on current adult autism and ADHD service

The NHS in York and North Yorkshire is calling for patients' help to reshape adult autism and ADHD services. NHS Vale of York and North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are hoping to gather feedback from people who have accessed adult autism and ADHD assessment and diagnostic services. Patient experiences will help influence the design of "a new service model that would better meet the needs of our local communities". […]

todayApril 6, 2021 2

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NHS North Yorkshire and NHS Vale of York CCGs support No Smoking Day

With No Smoking Day approaching on 10 March, NHS North Yorkshire and NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCGs) are supporting people in their attempts to quit smoking. Each year thousands of people quit smoking successfully and this year more than ever it is important to look after your physical and mental wellbeing. Understandably smokers have been pulled in two directions by the COVID-19 pandemic; on the one hand, […]

todayMarch 9, 2021 4

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County Council welcomes hospitals’ action to support staff

Action by NHS hospitals in North Yorkshire to support frontline staff during the Covid-19 pandemic has been welcomed by the County Council. At their most recent meeting, county councillors voiced support for frontline NHS workers and all that they are doing to help people during the pandemic. Members wanted to be sure that the staff received as much help as possible. County Council chairman Cllr Jim Clark wrote on behalf […]

todayFebruary 13, 2021 1

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Potential life-savers urged to sign up for Restart a Heart Day 2021

Secondary schools are being urged to sign up for a life-saving lesson from Yorkshire Ambulance Service on Restart a Heart Day 2021. Hopes are high that an easing of COVID-19 restrictions later in the year will mean a return to face-to-face cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training on Friday 15 October and these sessions would be offered alongside online training. To make the lesson more accessible for all, we have developed a […]

todayFebruary 13, 2021 7

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Over 70s are asked to contact the NHS to have their COVID-19 vaccine

The NHS in North Yorkshire is asking people aged 70 and over who have not yet been invited to have their COVID-19 vaccination to come forward and arrange a jab. The NHS had previously asked people not to contact them about their COVID vaccination and wait until they are approached. While this remains the case for most people, local NHS services are now encouraging people in priority cohorts 1-4 (over […]

todayFebruary 11, 2021

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Chairman appeals for all to get their Covid vaccination

Everybody called up for vaccination against Covid-19 should go and get one – that is the appeal from Cllr Jim Clark, chair of North Yorkshire County Council. Cllr Clark, who lives in Harrogate, has attended the Yorkshire Showground which is operating as a vaccination centre, for his coronavirus jab. He said: “It is a very efficient operation, despite challenges posed by the weather, and everybody who attended for their jab […]

todayFebruary 9, 2021 2

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‘Please don’t be complacent if you’ve had the COVID-19 vaccine’, say health leaders

People in York and North Yorkshire are being urged not to be ‘COVID-complacent’ – even if they’ve had the vaccine. The rollout of the vaccination programme has been going well, with priority groups – including the over-80s, front-line health and social care staff and those who live or work in care homes – the first to get their jabs. However, health leaders in York and North Yorkshire are reminding people […]

todayFebruary 2, 2021

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Health leaders call for patience as COVID-19 vaccine rollout accelerates

Health leaders in North Yorkshire and York are urging people to be patient as the phased rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations accelerates. The NHS is currently offering the COVID vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus. There is no need for patients to get in touch with their GP surgery – their surgery will contact individuals when it’s their turn. The vaccine is being offered in some hospitals and increasing […]

todayJanuary 8, 2021

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Impact of new lockdown on Harrogate hospital and community services

Dr Jacqueline Andrews, Executive Medical Director at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, said: "The Trust and the wider NHS remains open to all who need us, so please do not put off attending appointments or talking to our healthcare professionals if you develop any symptoms you are concerned about. My colleagues here at the Trust are working extremely hard to ensure your safety is paramount and we've put in […]

todayJanuary 6, 2021 2