Local NHS Dental Services At ‘Tipping Point’ Says Dental Expert

Local NHS Dental Services At 'Tipping Point' Says Dental Expert
August 9, 2022

NHS dentistry in Yorkshire is at a tipping point say experts with new studies revealing that 98% of NHS dental practices locally are unable to offer appointments to new adult patients.

Extensive research reached out to every single UK dental practice. It showed that Yorkshire and Humber is among the worst in the country when it comes to getting an NHS appointment.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Or Booster Walk-In Clinics In The East Riding

COVID-19 Vaccine Or Booster Walk-In Clinics In The East Riding
August 9, 2022

If you know anyone that still needs to get their COVID-19 vaccines or boosters, the Health and Wellbeing Bus COVID-19 Vaccination Service is out on the road across the East Riding and Hull throughout the summer.

If you pop along to the vaccination bus this August, the local NHS team are running some special sessions for anyone aged 12+ for first, second or booster jabs, including the Spring Booster (if eligible).

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Initiative Launched To Assist Patients To Get The Most Out Of Their GP Practice

Initiative Launched To Assist Patients To Get The Most Out Of Their GP Practice
June 21, 2022

A new campaign ‘Help Us to Help You – Get the most out of your GP Practice’, highlighting some of the small things patients can do to help get the most out of their GP practice, has been announced.

Running across radio and social media, the campaign will inform people how they can support their GP practice to relieve some of their pressures and allow staff to deal with more enquiries.

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More Than 2,300 New Blood Donors Are Needed Locally To Meet Demand

More Than 2,300 New Blood Donors Are Needed Locally To Meet Demand
June 21, 2022

NHS Blood and Transplant are urging people in the region to give blood as new targets reveal 2,356 new donors are needed in the city to save lives over the next year.

Nationally one million more blood donors are needed over the next five years to ensure patients receive the right type of blood to save and improve their lives, with a particular need for Black African, Black Caribbean and younger donors.

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Help The NHS Help You Be Prepared For The Easter Holidays

Help Us Help You Be Prepared For The Easter Holidays
April 7, 2022

Hull and East Riding residents are encouraged to ensure they are prepared for the upcoming Easter bank holidays and reminded which NHS services will be available.

Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC) and out of hours GP services across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire will remain open. However, GP practices and most pharmacies will be closed on Good Friday (15 April) and Easter Monday (18 April).

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Health And Care Staff Thanked For Efforts During Latest Pandemic Surge

Health And Care Staff Thanked For Efforts During Latest Pandemic Surge
January 22, 2022

Local leaders would like to thank health and care staff for their hard work and the public for their support during the latest pandemic surge.

The Humber Local Resilience Forum (LRF) has declared a major incident due to the ongoing high levels of COVID-19 infection and the extra demand and pressures this is putting on local health and care services across Hull and the East Riding. 

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Make A Difference By Registering As A Blood Or Organ Donor

Make A Difference By Registering As A Blood Or Organ Donor
January 17, 2022

Donating blood or organs are the most important things you can do to make a difference to someone else’s life, according to new research which ranks altruistic acts. 

A survey of 2,189 adults in England placed blood and organ donation top in a poll of ways that people felt they could make a real difference to other people’s lives.

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Raising Awareness Of Infant Crying And How To Cope

Raising Awareness Of Infant Crying And How To Cope
September 27, 2021

Babies cry you can cope! that’s the key message from NHS, local authorities and healthcare organisations from across the country who have come together this September to promote lifesaving messages to parents.

Research suggests that some parents and caregivers can lose control when a baby’s crying becomes too much. Some go on to shake a baby with devastating consequences. 

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East Riding Of Yorkshire COVID-19 Vaccination Bus A Success

East Riding Of Yorkshire COVID-19 Vaccination Bus A Success
September 20, 2021

The vaccine roll-out throughout East Riding of Yorkshire has been very successful with 90% of people receiving their first and 84% their second.

This is due, not only to the number of vaccination clinics throughout the large geographical area, but also the health and wellbeing bus that is touring East Riding of Yorkshire, offering the lowest-vaccinated areas in the region easier access to COVID-19 vaccine.

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Campaign Shows The Consequences Of Abuse In Primary Care

Campaign Shows The Consequences Of Abuse In Primary Care
September 17, 2021

A campaign has been launched to help tackle a rise in abusive behaviour towards healthcare workers in primary care across the Humber area.

The initiative is led by Humberside Group of Local Medical Committees Ltd (Humberside LMC) with the support of the Clinical Commissioning Groups in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, and Northern Lincolnshire, and a range of partners who are standing together to say that abuse of primary care workers in any role will not be tolerated.

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NHS Want You To Help Them By Being Prepared For Bank Holiday Weekend

NHS Want You To Help Them By Being Prepared For Bank Holiday Weekend
August 24, 2021

Hull and East Riding residents are being reminded which NHS services are available to them this bank holiday on Monday 31 August 2021.

If you need medical help, the NHS is here for you – 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.

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PCR Vs Lateral Flow Tests – Know When To Use Each Covid-19 Test

PCR Vs Lateral Flow Tests - Know When To Use Each Covid-19 Test
August 5, 2021

Keeping those around us safe from Covid-19 is everyone’s top priority, and with restrictions lifted, it’s important to remember the virus is still with us and what to do if you experience symptoms.

If you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, you must take a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test either at a local testing site or by ordering one to be sent to your home. Lateral flow tests, sometimes called rapid tests, are not replacements for PCR tests.

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Life-Saving Emergency Care Staff Get A New Haven

Life-Saving Emergency Care Staff Get A New Haven
March 18, 2021

A hospital team who spend their days and nights dealing with the urgent and unexpected have had their break area transformed thanks to charitable donations.

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust’s emergency care team, whose work is currently the subject of Channel 5 series A&E After Dark, are more used to designing care plans than staff rooms.

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