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Partnership News – First issue out today

Partnership News – our newsletter for the Humber, Coast and Vale Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) – has now been launched.

Our newsletter will provide regular updates from the work of the Partnership, the priority areas we are working on and the proposals we are putting together. It will also include notification of opportunities to share your ideas and get involved. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for future issues of Partnership News please contact us or sign up here.

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Healthwatch information and advice sessions

Published 28 December 2016

Need help finding health or care services?
Need advice on making a complaint or raising an issue?
Want to have your say on health or care services?

Come along to one of the Healthwatch information and advice sessions where you can speak to a member of the team.

Dates for January–March 2017

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Get the right care, first time this winter

Published on 23 December 2016

People across the Vale of York looking to enjoy the festive break with their families are being encouraged to choose the right NHS service should they suffer a minor illness or injury.

NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) want to make sure that people know the best place to go in order to get the most suitable treatment, should they encounter a cold or flu, bruise, sprain, minor wound or fracture.

Choosing the right service will ensure patients receive the best possible treatment, while freeing up busy NHS services to help the people who need them most.

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Bransholme MIU opening hours extended for winter 2016/17 and plans for urgent care centre approved

Published on 15 December 2016

The Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) at Bransholme Health Centre will now open from 9am–10pm, seven days a week, with immediate effect.

People in Hull are able to access the MIU for treatment of injuries which require immediate treatment, but which are not serious enough to attend Accident and Emergency (A&E), such as; cuts and wounds, sprains and strains, stings, bites and burns.

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Wasted medicines cost local NHS tens of thousands of pounds a month

Published on Dec 8, 2016

NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging patients to only order the prescribed medication they need, as a new picture emerges of the scale of waste in our area.

Medication that’s returned to a pharmacy has to be destroyed. It cannot be given to another patient, even if that medication is unopened.

A snapshot taken at JG Squire Ltd in Falsgrave Road, a typical Scarborough pharmacy, puts the issue of medicine waste into sharp focus, with the cost of returned medication in just a single week adding up to an estimated £400. As well as the cost of the drugs themselves, there are other costs to the NHS, including GP Practice prescribing time, the pharmacist’s time in the dispensing process and the costs associated with disposal.

There are 26 pharmacies in the Scarborough and Ryedale area covered by the CCG, meaning wasted medicines could be sapping hundreds of thousands of pounds every year from the local NHS budget – money that could be spent on other local health services.

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NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG considers changes to gluten-free prescribing policy

Published on Dec 13, 2016

NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is seeking people’s views over proposals to stop the prescribing of gluten-free products for patients over the age of 18.

Gluten-free bread, flour and pasta can currently be prescribed for patients with a confirmed diagnosis of Coeliac Disease. However, the cost to the Scarborough and Ryedale CCG is almost £60,000 a year.

The proposed revision to the policy could potentially affect around 240 adult patients in Scarborough and Ryedale who are currently entitled to gluten-free products on prescription.

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More opportunities to have your say on plans for a new mental health hospital in York

Published on Nov 15, 2016

Extra dates have been added to the planned, meaningful conversations with the local community to discuss plans for a new mental health hospital in York.

The consultation is currently underway and people across the Vale of York are being encouraged to share their views and help the local NHS deliver mental health care that is fit for the 21st century.

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