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East Riding COVID-19 Outbreak Plan

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s COVID-19 outbreak plan is now available. The plan outlines how the council and its partners will provide localised support for the National NHS Test and Trace service and take other measures to help keep the public safe. The plan and the many safety actions the council and others are carrying out, can create a COVID-free environment but it is absolutely vital th [...]

Help us help you stay safe this weekend

With the latest easing of Government lockdown rules, allowing more leisure facilities to open, including bars and pubs, local NHS organisations are asking people to stay alert and reminding them where to go if they need help. This weekend many of us will be eagerly visiting our local pub for the first time in months, however, it won’t be much fun if the night is interrupted with an injury or heal [...]

Hull and East Riding communities to join country for the biggest thank you yet

“See you at 5pm on the 5th” People in Hull and the East Riding are being urged to take part in the biggest ‘thank-you’ the country has ever seen on the birthday of the NHS this weekend, culminating in an epic pause for applause at 5pm on Sunday. This major country-wide coming together will thank all those who have been helping us through the pandemic and recognise the vital community connections [...]

No more waiting in line or on the line… patients can access GP services online in Hull and East Yorkshire

Patients in Hull and East Yorkshire can access medical advice and help from their GP – without needing to visit their local GP practice in person or wait on the phone. The free online GP practice service, which can be used at any time of the day, can save people time because it removes the need for them to make unnecessary phone calls or trips to their GP practice to request the help they need. [...]

More than 500 tablet devices help care home residents remain connected to GPs during COVID-19

Care home residents in Humber, Coast and Vale have remained connected to GPs during lockdown - after more than 500 tablet devices were supplied to the region’s care homes through a digital programme launched in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The UK government introduced strict lockdown measures in March to try to limit the spread of the virus, including encouraging people to sta [...]

After the storm comes the rainbow: East Yorkshire residents are encouraged to share stories of community spirit

The life changing impact of coronavirus has left many of us feeling down in the dumps, and whilst we try to stay informed of the latest guidance via the news, it can often feel like everything is pretty doom and gloom. However, during this pandemic, communities across East Yorkshire have come together to support one another, neighbours have helped neighbours, strangers have supported strangers an [...]

Help us help you be prepared for the bank holiday weekend

Hull and East Riding residents are encouraged to ensure they are prepared for the upcoming bank holiday, Monday 25 May 2020, and reminded which NHS services will be available. Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC), out of hours GP services and some pharmacies across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire will remain open. GP practices and most pharmacies will be closed on the bank holiday. If you need medic [...]

Mental Health Awareness Week: Children and young people urged to use free online service for mental health and emotional wellbeing support

Children and young people living in the Humber and North Yorkshire areas are being encouraged to use a free online mental health and emotional wellbeing service if they need support during Mental Health Awareness Week (18th-24th May) and beyond. People aged between 11 and 25 in Hull and East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire, and North Yorkshire can register to use Kooth - [...]