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).
UK charity The Reading Agency and Libraries Connected are launching a new children’s mental health scheme as part of their national Reading Well programme.
All East Riding Libraries will be playing a key role in the new initiative, with financial support from the council’s Public Health team.
Local Labour Party member George McManus has called the Health Secretary Mr Scrooge. His comments following the government’s announcement to slash public spending on health.
Mr McManus says that the latest round of spending cuts will have a devastating effect. He is also concerned that they will hit some of the most venerable in the community.
In this, the 70th year of our NHS, NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) held its fifth annual general meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 18 September 2018. There was a fantastic turnout with around 70 people attending from members of the public, staff, councillors, voluntary and community services and provider services.
Jane Hawkard, Chief Officer, presented a number of the CCG’s achievements during 2017-18 which have all contributed to the CCG receiving an improved overall rating from NHS England as ‘Good’.
East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is celebrating the publication of NHS England’s annual assessment that demonstrates the CCG has improved its overall rating from ‘Requires improvement’ in 2016/17 to ‘Good’ for 2017/18.
The improved rating reflects a positive year for the CCG across a range of areas including improved performance on a range of clinical indicators making a real difference to patients’ lives, effectively managing changes to services, robust delivery of their financial and efficiency plans, and ongoing positive stakeholder engagement.
News that Beverley and Holderness is to benefit from almost £1m NHS England to improve the provision of dental services in the area has been welcomed by MP Graham Stuart.
Funds from NHS England could help provide care for up to 2,000 new patients over the next three years in the region, though industry experts say the Government is cashing in on dentists.
Beverley and Holderness MP, Graham Stuart, welcomed the announcement that East Riding CCG has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating from NHS England for its work to improve diabetes awareness and staff training, but stressed that this means little if local patients are not seeing improvements as a result.
The Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board has visited Hull Royal Infirmary to talk to staff about the winter challenges of the NHS and the way hospital discharges were managed.
Chairman Councillor Jonathan Owen spoke to Ellen Ryabov, the hospital’s chief operating officer, and Scott Rayner, hospital social care team manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, about their experiences during the worst time of the year.
GPs in Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS England (NHSE) have today announced that they will not progress with ambitious plans to develop a single building for all GP practices in Bridlington together with other health and wellbeing partners.
The aim of the development was to provide the people of Bridlington with a range of health and social care services under one roof.
East Riding residents are being given the chance to have their say on plans to improve access to GP services in the region by making more appointments available outside of normal GP practice opening hours.
NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is looking to use funding from NHS England to offer additional appointments from 2019 and is running a short survey to help shape what this may look like.
Residents in Hull are being given the chance to have their say on plans to improve access to GP services. These proposals would make more appointments available outside of normal GP practice opening hours.
NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is to use funding from NHS England to offer additional appointments in the evenings and over weekends. If these plans go ahead the extra provision would be available from 2019.
NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group’s Chief Finance Officer, Emma Sayner, has been shortlisted for 2017 Finance Director of the Year by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) – the professional body for the healthcare finance profession
HFMA’s annual awards programme recognises the work of finance teams and individuals from across the UK. The awards cover the fundamental aspects of the finance team role – production of the accounts, costing, training, development and innovation, and recognise the importance of engaging clinicians in financial management.
Public Health England (PHE) and the NHS’s joint Stay Well This Winter campaign has launched with the national flu vaccination programme, now available nationwide to all eligible people.
Last year in Yorkshire and the Humber, 38% of children aged 2-4 years were vaccinated, with children also offered the vaccine in school years 1, 2 and 3. The vaccine was also administered to 48% of people in at-risk groups and 72% of people aged 65 or older. Uptake by pregnant women nationally was 45%.
As winter approaches, East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s public health team is urging pregnant women and young children to take up the free flu vaccination and children in Year 4 are now eligible.
Pregnant women and young children are among those at high risk and mothers are advised to protect themselves, and their unborn babies, from the disease.
As of Monday 2 October for a period of 60 days, East Riding Health and Wellbeing Board (HWBB) will be consulting with the public about a review of the pharmaceutical needs of the community.
The HWBB will gather opinions about a draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) document – due to be published on 1 April 2018.
Graham Stuart, Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, has welcomed the announcement of a £981,000 cash injection for the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which will be used to improve Accident and Emergency (A&E) services at Hull Royal Infirmary.
The cash boost, announced by Minister of State for Health Philip Dunne, is designed to improve first-line responses in A&E departments. More money is being spent on necessary equipment, staff and infrastructure to ensure that each patient receives a quick and thorough assessment.
A new online service could revolutionise the way patients across Hull and East Riding get medical advice from their GP.
NHS Hull CCG and the East Riding of Yorkshire CCG are using digital technology to bring choice to patients who want to consult online, in many cases avoiding the need to make a visit to the practice altogether.
Graham Stuart, Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, has pressed NHS England to improve the provision of NHS dentistry across the local area.
Of the practices listed by NHS England as providing access for patients in Beverley, none are currently accepting new NHS patients, and the situation is little better in the rest of the constituency. Residents have been told that they will need to travel as far as Cottingham or Hull in the hope of obtaining dentistry through the NHS.