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Patients get improved access with Easter GP appointments

Local people who need to see a GP or physiotherapist over the Easter bank holiday period will be able to do so for the first time this year. Routine care appointments, with a doctor or physiotherapist will be offered from the East Riding Improving Access hub at Manor Road surgery in Beverley on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Appointments are available from 8.30am [...]

Know your blood pressure: A simple test could save your life

With around 67,000 deaths in England associated with high blood pressure each year, Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups and the British Heart Foundation are urging adults, living in Hull and East Riding, to know their blood pressure by getting a free test at participating pharmacies. Almost five million people in the UK have high blood pressure and don’t know it, in th [...]

Complete online test to determine Type 2 diabetes risk

People in the Humber region and parts of Yorkshire are being encouraged to know their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes – by taking an online test, which takes just three minutes to complete. Some 12.3 million people in the UK are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. If left untreated, diabetes can cause blindness, kidney failure, limb amputation, heart disease, stroke and even early death. I [...]

Work continues to improve mental health services for new and expectant mums

Mental health services for new and expectant mums in the Humber region and parts of Yorkshire are continuing to be developed courtesy of NHS funding worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.  Having secured a share of a £23 million nationwide investment announced by NHS England in 2018, the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership - a collaboration of 28 health and social care organis [...]

Better record sharing improves healthcare for Humberside patients

Patients across the Humber are benefitting from more joined-up healthcare thanks to the rollout of a new initiative to share information between NHS providers. Healthcare professionals can now see up-to-date information about their patients, even if they’ve been treated somewhere else. That’s because the two main patient record systems used across the region (EMIS Web and SystmOne) are now worki [...]

East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group holds positive talks with Hornsea Town Council on local health services

This week, 4 February 2019, Jane Hawkard, Chief Officer at East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Carol Waudby, Chief Operating Officer at City Health Care Partnership (CHCP) CIC met with Hornsea Councillors to discuss current and future service provision in the town. Speaking after the meeting, Jane Hawkard said; “This was a positive meeting in which we welcomed the oppo [...]

#TalkSuicide campaign encourages people in the East Riding to complete short online suicide prevention training

Humber, Coast and Vale Mental Health Partnership urges people in the East Riding to complete a free suicide prevention online training programme and improve support for those suffering from suicidal thoughts The Humber, Coast and Vale Mental Health Partnership has launched the #TalkSuicide campaign to encourage the people of East Riding to complete a free 20-minute online suicide prevention train [...]

Ambulance Trust awarded integrated urgent care contract

NHS Commissioners in Yorkshire and the Humber have announced that Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust has been awarded a contract to provide integrated urgent care services across the region for the next five years. The contract, worth £17.6 million in 2019/20, has been developed in line with a new national service specification to provide the region’s population of 5.4 million with access, whe [...]