MP Graham Stuart has echoed clinicians’ calls for patience as the long-anticipated Covid-19 vaccine continues to be rolled out across the East Riding of Yorkshire, after seeking updates on the progress of its distribution
Beverley residents who are the most at risk and vulnerable have started to be offered the COVID vaccination.
The Beverley Primary Care Network (PCN), which includes all of Beverley’s GP practices, started to vaccinate residents this week.
The British Liver Trust is calling for every person in the UK to consider their liver health and take a simple quiz to assess their risk during January after adults across the UK admit to making unhealthy lifestyle choices in 2020.
Blood, plasma and platelet donors in all Tiers are urged by the NHS to keep attending as normal if they are fit and healthy.
Giving blood and plasma – including in Tier 3 and Tier 4 – is classed as essential travel and donation sessions will stay open, with appointments remaining as normal.
East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is delighted to be shortlisted in the HSJ Awards for the Primary Care Innovation of the Year award.
The award recognises those schemes that demonstrate innovative ways of supporting people to stay out of the hospital and receive care closer to home.
Six months since Max and Keira’s Law (Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2020) came into effect in England and saw the country shift to an ‘opt-out’ system for organ donation.
The new law, which saw England change to an opt-out system alongside Wales and Jersey, means that people in England are now considered as willing to donate, unless they have opted out, are in one of the excluded groups or have told their family they don’t want to donate.
Details of an electronic system supporting people who are receiving end of life care in the Humber, Coast and Vale Care Partnership area, have been published nationally, to share with other health and care organisations as best practice.
The British Dental Association says that over 70% of practices left operating are at less than half pre-COVID capacity.
They have told the Department of Health and Social Care in an open letter that a package of capital funding now offers the only hope of restoring routine services to millions of patients across Yorkshire and the Humber.
Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups, along with their local authority public health colleagues are keen to ensure that all eligible patients, particularly those in high-risk groups and newly entitled categories, receive their free flu vaccination.
ESCAPE-pain, a powerful exercise programme designed to help beat the crippling pain of knee and hip osteoarthritis, has proved so effective in the East Riding that it will be continued for 800 people annually (from September).
NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM) next month, and they are extending an invitation to patients and the public to join them online as the meeting takes place virtually for the first time.
Graham Stuart, the MP for Beverley and Holderness, has voiced his delight at the news that Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust will be getting a significant £4,297,000 boost to support its A&E services over the winter.
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.
Every patient deserves the highest standard of care at a hospital, medical practice, or another healthcare setting. For a facility to provide outstanding patient care each day, it must have a team of talented, passionate, and skilled leaders on staff.
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 – a free, anonymous online counselling and emotional wellbeing service which can be accessed using a computer, smartphone or tablet device.
Laws around organ donation is changing in England is changing on the 20 May subject to finalising the Parliamentary process.
As a result, people are being encouraged to consider the options and register or share their decision.
Criminals are continuing to use the COVID-19 pandemic to scam the public and organisations. They are targeting people looking to buy medical supplies online, sending emails offering fake medical support and scamming people who may be vulnerable or increasingly isolated at home.
Reports from the public have included online shopping scams where people have ordered protective face masks, hand sanitiser, and other products, which have never arrived and a number of cases have been identified where fake testing kits have been offered for sale.
To help with the increased demand due to coronavirus (COVID-19), GP practices, pharmacies and Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC) across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire will remain open on the bank holiday Friday, 8 May 2020.