“Don’t gamble with your life by smoking.”  Warning from ex-smoker James Roberts, diagnosed with cancer of the vocal cord at 33 years old

A former smoker who was diagnosed with cancer is urging smokers across Humber, Coast and Vale to never give up quitting for the launch of a new 16 Cancers campaign. Last summer after visiting his GP with a sore throat James Roberts, from Cottingham, was referred for a biopsy which revealed the devasting news that he had vocal cord cancer at just 33 years old. “I just thought it was laryngitis as [...]

Statement regarding Withernsea 8 to 8 centre

The 8 to 8 centre at Withernsea Hospital provides predominantly planned care clinics and is not the same service as the previous walk-in Minor Injury Unit. The centre does provide a limited service for a small number of low level minor injuries as directed by the NHS 111 service. This service is only accessible by telephoning NHS111, where the patient will be directed towards the most appropriate [...]

Every Mum Matters: New mental health awareness campaign for new and expectant mums

A newly-launched campaign is encouraging new and expectant mums in parts of Yorkshire and the Humber region to look after their mental health. The Every Mum Matters campaign launched across Hull and East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire today (Monday, 29th April), which also marks the start of Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week (29th [...]

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 [...]