From 1 July 2022, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will be dissolved, and Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) will take over the responsibility for NHS functions and budgets. We will become part of NHS Humber and North Yorkshire ICB. You can continue to use this website to find the information you need, which remains relevant for the Hull area.

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Walk-in centre set for move to Hull Royal Infirmary in the new year

Hull’s Story Street Walk-in service is preparing for a move to its new home at Hull Royal Infirmary from 8 January 2024. The move paves the way for improved integration of urgent care services in the city. Additional minor injuries and diagnostic pathways would then be established to create a fully designated Urgent Treatment Centre… Continue Reading Walk-in centre set for move to Hull Royal Infirmary in the new year

Public asked to give their thoughts on urgent care changes in Hull city centre

People in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire can have their say on plans to move the Story Street walk-in centre in Hull city centre to a new location close to the Emergency Department at Hull Royal Infirmary.   The proposed move would see the centre relocated to a new site at the Hospital… Continue Reading Public asked to give their thoughts on urgent care changes in Hull city centre

Make sure you get the right care this August Bank Holiday

Make sure you get the right care this August Bank Holiday   Humber and North Yorkshire residents are encouraged to choose the correct healthcare service during the upcoming bank holiday weekend.   The NHS can be particularly busy on weekends and public holidays, but knowing the most appropriate service available and getting the right care… Continue Reading Make sure you get the right care this August Bank Holiday

Hundreds of patients quit smoking with the help of new hospital service

Health leaders in Humber and North Yorkshire have hailed the impact of a new service to help hospital patients quit smoking. Since the start of the rollout of the tobacco dependency treatment service from the region’s hospitals a year ago, more than 2,000 patients have been seen, with a third of those going on to… Continue Reading Hundreds of patients quit smoking with the help of new hospital service

Humber and North Yorkshire patients are positive about their GP practices

Results from the latest national GP Patient Survey published by NHS England, show that patients in Humber and North Yorkshire are positive about the care they receive from their local GP practice.   Despite the growing demand on services, GP practices in the region continue to provide a service resulting in almost three-quarters (74 per… Continue Reading Humber and North Yorkshire patients are positive about their GP practices

NHS staff from Humber and North Yorkshire attend a service of celebration at Westminster Abbey

Nine members of staff from the local NHS in Humber and North Yorkshire were invited to Westminster Abbey to celebrate the 75th birthday of the National Health Service.   Founded in 1948, the NHS became the first universal health system which was available to all, free at the point of access. Today, the NHS provides… Continue Reading NHS staff from Humber and North Yorkshire attend a service of celebration at Westminster Abbey

NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board marks one year of transforming healthcare

NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) marked a significant milestone on Saturday 1 July as it commemorated one year since its establishment.   Over the past year, the ICB has made significant progress towards its commitment to creating happier, healthier communities across the region.   The success of the ICB has been… Continue Reading NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board marks one year of transforming healthcare

Join the NHS’s 75th anniversary celebrations with ‘parkrun for the NHS’  

To commemorate its 75th anniversary, the NHS is collaborating with parkrun UK to encourage staff, volunteers and local communities to participate in the ‘parkrun for the NHS’. The events will take place on Saturday 8 July and will not only recognise the immense contribution of the NHS to the nation’s health, but also celebrates the… Continue Reading Join the NHS’s 75th anniversary celebrations with ‘parkrun for the NHS’  

Humber and North Yorkshire exceed national Learning Disability Health Checks target

Four out of five people in Humber and North Yorkshire aged 14 and over who are registered with a learning disability have had an annual health check in the last year – exceeding national targets. The latest data shows more than 7,600 people – just over 80 per cent of those who are registered with… Continue Reading Humber and North Yorkshire exceed national Learning Disability Health Checks target

Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership celebrates role of charities and the work of 14,000 organisations across our area ahead of NHS75

Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (HNY HCP) are celebrating the role of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector (VCSE) ahead of the NHS 75th birthday on the 5 July 2023. This magnificent milestone is being celebrated by launching a new VCSE Yorkshire and Humber report, produced by Professor Tony Chapman, St… Continue Reading Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership celebrates role of charities and the work of 14,000 organisations across our area ahead of NHS75

Pride Month: New digital hub launches for all things LGBTQ+ health and care

Members of the LGBTQ+ community in Humber and North Yorkshire can now find tailored health and wellbeing support easily thanks to a new digital hub on the Let’s Get Better website. Launched in conjunction with Pride month, the fresh content has been introduced as part of the Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership’s Let’s… Continue Reading Pride Month: New digital hub launches for all things LGBTQ+ health and care

Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership backs Humber Business Day to improve workplace health and wellbeing

The Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership says the opportunity to pitch to business leaders about the importance of workforce health and wellbeing at a major conference in the East Riding has been “invaluable”. The Humber Business Day at Bridlington Spa – part of the wider Humber Business Week – was hosted by… Continue Reading Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership backs Humber Business Day to improve workplace health and wellbeing

Junior doctors to begin 72hrs of strike action on Wednesday 14 June

Junior doctors are due to begin 72 hours of industrial action this week. Members of the BMA and HCSA unions will go on strike from 7am on Wednesday 14 June 2023, and the industrial action will end at 7am on Saturday 17 June. Junior doctors are qualified doctors who have anywhere up to eight years’… Continue Reading Junior doctors to begin 72hrs of strike action on Wednesday 14 June

Sun Safety – Simple steps to enjoying the summer outdoors and reducing your risk of developing skin cancer

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and as the weather across the UK heats up, Humber and North Yorkshire Cancer Alliance has joined forces with Macmillan and SKCIN to raise awareness of skin cancer and the importance of sun safety. Skin cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the UK with over… Continue Reading Sun Safety – Simple steps to enjoying the summer outdoors and reducing your risk of developing skin cancer

Hull’s hidden heroes: meet the charities and voluntary organisations striving to make Hull a healthier and happier place

The hidden heroes that make up Hull’s voluntary and community sector are coming together for a health and wellbeing event to showcase how they can support you – and what you can do to help them too. With public sector services under pressure, the vital support offered through local charities and voluntary organisations is now… Continue Reading Hull’s hidden heroes: meet the charities and voluntary organisations striving to make Hull a healthier and happier place

Let’s Get Prepared for Easter Weekend

People living in Hull and East Riding can get help and support through a new local NHS website if they become unwell over the Easter weekend. Let’s Get Better, launched this week by the Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership, offers comprehensive resources, support and signposting to help people in our area live… Continue Reading Let’s Get Prepared for Easter Weekend

Thousands more people in Humber and North Yorkshire to be checked for lung cancer every year – thanks to £1.1m investment in new CT scanner

An extra 7,000 people in Humber and North Yorkshire could receive potentially life-saving lung scans every year, following the acquisition of another CT scanning unit by partners working together to deliver the NHS Targeted Lung Health Check programme in the region. The addition of a second CT scanner was made possible after NHS England and… Continue Reading Thousands more people in Humber and North Yorkshire to be checked for lung cancer every year – thanks to £1.1m investment in new CT scanner

Supporting Hull Students this University Mental Health Day

University Mental Health Day is on 9 March this year and aims to bring together the university communities from around the UK to make mental health a priority for all students, to help us positively impact the future of student mental health. Hosted jointly by Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity, and UMHAN,… Continue Reading Supporting Hull Students this University Mental Health Day

NHS tells patients to seek emergency care as needed during latest industrial action

The NHS is asking patients to seek emergency care if they need to during industrial action and take simple steps to help ensure care is available to patients who need it most. This includes using services wisely by going to NHS 111 online as the first port of call for health needs and continuing to call 999… Continue Reading NHS tells patients to seek emergency care as needed during latest industrial action

Action required by all staff: SEND Co-production Audit

Hull Health and Care Partnership is supporting Hull’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Co-production Audit and requesting that all staff provide their input. This audit applies to every member of staff working within our organisation and across the wider public and VCSE sectors. The SEND re-inspection in October 2019 identified co-production as an area… Continue Reading Action required by all staff: SEND Co-production Audit

NHS Sets Out Advice for the Public During Industrial Action

The NHS is asking patients to use services wisely during industrial action and take simple steps to help ensure care is available to patients who need it most. This includes using 111 online as the first port of call for health needs and continuing to only use 999 if it is a life-threatening emergency. The… Continue Reading NHS Sets Out Advice for the Public During Industrial Action

Information on strike action

Regardless of any strike action taking place, it is really important that patients who need urgent medical care continue to come forward as normal, especially in emergency and life-threatening cases – when someone is seriously ill or injured, or their life is at risk. If we have not contacted you, please attend your appointment as… Continue Reading Information on strike action

NHS tells patients to continue to access emergency care during industrial action

People should continue to come forward for the care they need during industrial action, the NHS has said today. Deputy Chief Nursing Officer Charlotte McArdle said it is “vital” they come forward for emergency care during strikes. The call follows messaging issued by the NHS last week across NHS websites and social media telling patients that those… Continue Reading NHS tells patients to continue to access emergency care during industrial action

Strep A: What is it and what to look out for as a parent

Parents are being urged to be alert for the signs of group A streptococcal (GAS) infections. GAS is a common bacteria which can live harmlessly in our throats and on our skin.  Sometimes it can cause mild illnesses like sore throats, occasionally more serious illnesses like scarlet fever and, albeit rarely, very serious diseases such… Continue Reading Strep A: What is it and what to look out for as a parent

Free health and wellbeing programme in Hull nominated for national health award

Hull FC Foundation and Hull KR Foundation recognised for their work with the local NHS Hull’s pioneering health and wellbeing programme which brings together rival rugby clubs and the local NHS has been shortlisted for a national HSJ Partnership Award. The award recognises Hull FC Foundation and Hull KR Foundation for their outstanding dedication to… Continue Reading Free health and wellbeing programme in Hull nominated for national health award

Feel better this winter – have your flu jab

Health officials in Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire are urging people to act now to protect themselves and their loved ones against flu this winter. Eligible groups, such as the over 50s, pregnant women and those with serious health conditions are being encouraged to take up the offer of a free NHS flu vaccine… Continue Reading Feel better this winter – have your flu jab

NHS in Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire urges people to become antibiotics guardians

NHS East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull Health and Care Partnerships are encouraging the public and healthcare professionals to become Antibiotic Guardians as part of this year’s World Antimicrobials Awareness Week 18-24 November. Antibiotics treat infections by killing bacteria, however antibiotics are becoming resistant and less effective which leads to more deaths and more complications… Continue Reading NHS in Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire urges people to become antibiotics guardians

GP practices in Hull work to improve transgender patient experiences

GP practices in Hull are improving experiences for transgender (trans) patients when they visit their doctor. According to the LGBT Foundation, trans people are more likely to experience health inequalities. Nationally, trans people are three times more likely to attempt suicide and up to seven times more likely to use drugs. They are also nine… Continue Reading GP practices in Hull work to improve transgender patient experiences

Protect yourself and your NHS this winter

The NHS and local authorities in Hull are encouraging people to get their COVID and flu vaccinations to protect themselves and their loved ones this winter. Health leaders are expecting to see a wave of COVID infections this October and early in the New Year – at the same time as increasing levels of flu… Continue Reading Protect yourself and your NHS this winter

Hull’s hidden heroes: meet the charities and voluntary organisations striving to make Hull a healthier and happier place

The hidden heroes that make up Hull’s voluntary and community sector are coming together for a health and wellbeing event to showcase how they can support you – and what you can do to help them too. With public sector services under pressure this winter, the vital support offered through local charities and voluntary organisations… Continue Reading Hull’s hidden heroes: meet the charities and voluntary organisations striving to make Hull a healthier and happier place

Appeal for help to ease hospital pressures

Staff at Hull Royal Infirmary are urgently appealing for the community’s help to ease hospital pressures. Hull Royal Infirmary in particular has grown increasingly busy in recent days and today finds itself under significant strain. Pressures are being seen at both exit and entry points, with: Very high numbers of people attending the Emergency Department… Continue Reading Appeal for help to ease hospital pressures

Help us help you be prepared for the bank holiday

Hull and East Riding residents are encouraged to ensure they are prepared for the upcoming bank holiday to mark the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II 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, to… Continue Reading Help us help you be prepared for the bank holiday

Request for support pause – Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Children’s Neurodiversity Service

The Hull and East Riding Children’s Neurodiversity Service launched in March 2022, as a proof-of-concept model. A proof-of-concept initiative allows us to test and review a new service, so that changes can be made over time, to improve outcomes for children, young people and service user experience. A review of the service included monitoring the… Continue Reading Request for support pause – Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Children’s Neurodiversity Service

Health and Social Care Secretary visits Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre

Health and Social Care Secretary Steve Barclay visited the Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre in Hull this week (Wednesday 17 August). He saw how closer integration between health and care services is helping deliver a better service for elderly patients. Named after beloved local Jean Bishop, the Health and Social Care Secretary identified the centre,… Continue Reading Health and Social Care Secretary visits Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre

Heatwave returns

Less than a month after experiencing record temperatures, a further heatwave is to hit Hull. An amber heat warning has been issues by the Met Office, and temperatures are expected to stay between 27 and 30 degrees Celsius between Thursday and Saturday. With schools broken up for the holidays, many people will be planning trips,… Continue Reading Heatwave returns

NHS Targeted Lung Health Check service moves to East Hull

A high-tech mobile screening unit, which is helping to save lives through earlier diagnosis of lung cancer and other conditions, has moved to East Hull.  The NHS Targeted Lung Health Check Programme invites past and current smokers aged between 55 and 74 who live in Hull and are registered with a Hull GP to a… Continue Reading NHS Targeted Lung Health Check service moves to East Hull

Caution advised as heatwave hits Hull

With temperatures set to soar this week, Hull’s health leaders have urged people to take care. The hot weather is expected to be here for at least a week, with temperatures predicted to vary between 84 and 90 Farenheit. While many welcome long, sunny days, prolonged hot weather carries a health risk. The main risks… Continue Reading Caution advised as heatwave hits Hull

NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) takes on local NHS responsibilities

NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) held its first official meeting today (Friday 1 July 2022). This now sees the ICB as the organisation with responsibility of local NHS functions and budgets for 1.7million people, across a region which includes the cities of Hull and York and the large rural areas across… Continue Reading NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) takes on local NHS responsibilities

NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board to meet on 1 July

NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) is due to be formally established on 1 July 2022 when it holds its first official meeting of the board. The ICB will become a key part of the Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership, replacing Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) as the statutory organisation… Continue Reading NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board to meet on 1 July

Teaming Up For Health 2021/22 Impact Report released

The Hull FC Community Foundation has released its 2021/22 impact report from the Teaming Up For Health project, working in collaboration with the NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and the Hull KR Community Trust. If you would like to read the impact report in full, please click the link below. Teaming Up For Health… Continue Reading Teaming Up For Health 2021/22 Impact Report released

Help us help you be prepared for the Jubilee Weekend

Hull and East Riding residents are encouraged to ensure they are prepared for the upcoming Jubilee weekend 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… Continue Reading Help us help you be prepared for the Jubilee Weekend

3,000 people could benefit from ‘life saving checks’ as NHS lung health check service moves to Tesco Superstore in Orchard Park

A high-tech mobile screening unit, which is helping to save lives through earlier diagnosis of lung cancer and other conditions, has just arrived at Tesco Superstore on Hall Road in Orchard Park. The relocation of the NHS lung health check unit marks the start of approximately 3,000 more people being invited to attend the service,… Continue Reading 3,000 people could benefit from ‘life saving checks’ as NHS lung health check service moves to Tesco Superstore in Orchard Park

Hull’s hospitals welcome hundreds of overseas nurses to the city

Hundreds of international nurses are now settling in Hull after finding rewarding careers in East Yorkshire. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust began an international recruitment campaign almost five years ago to offer internationally educated nurses the chance to work in East Yorkshire. Since then, 316 nurses, mainly from the Philippines but also from Nepal,… Continue Reading Hull’s hospitals welcome hundreds of overseas nurses to the city

Children’s Neurodiversity Service – invitation to give feedback as part of a Stakeholder Service Review

The Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Children’s Neurodiversity Service launched on 14 March 2022, within a ‘proof-of-concept’ period to 31 March 2023. We would like to hear about the views and experiences of children, young people with neurodiverse needs and their parents/carers, and staff who work to support them during this initial period. We… Continue Reading Children’s Neurodiversity Service – invitation to give feedback as part of a Stakeholder Service Review

Protect your child from measles, mumps, and rubella

Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) are highly infectious diseases which make children very poorly. Although outbreaks are rare, the diseases have not been eradicated. Children who catch them can suffer serious health complications such as hearing loss, meningitis, long term disabilities or even death. Despite this, over 10% of eligible under 5s in England are… Continue Reading Protect your child from measles, mumps, and rubella

Help us help you be prepared for the Easter holidays

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… Continue Reading Help us help you be prepared for the Easter holidays

Animation outlines improvements to SEND services

Hull City Council, along with Hull NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), is working to involve families of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in all aspects of shaping services, and making sure they are aware of the support available. The council and CCG work closely with Hull Parent and Carer Forum, who have produced… Continue Reading Animation outlines improvements to SEND services

Hull and East Riding Children’s Neurodiversity Service launches

We’re proud to announce the new Hull and East Riding Children’s Neurodiversity Service has officially launched. This service is a true partnership, where the main* and other children’s services**, work together with parents and their child/young person and family to understand what support is needed and how help, advice and support can improve outcomes for… Continue Reading Hull and East Riding Children’s Neurodiversity Service launches

Recovery After Recovery programmed launched to support those living with eating disorders

NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS East Riding of Yorkshire CCG have jointly funded a new programme aimed at supporting Hull and East Riding residents aged 11 – 25 years old who are recovering from an eating disorder or experiencing disordered eating. The programme, developed and delivered by eating disorder charity SEED, will… Continue Reading Recovery After Recovery programmed launched to support those living with eating disorders

Local health and care services come together to reduce infant deaths in Hull and the East Riding

Safer Sleep Week is an annual awareness event ran by The Lullaby Trust, to raise awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and to equip parents with information on how they can reduce the risk. This year, the event occurs from 14 – 20 March. In Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire, over the… Continue Reading Local health and care services come together to reduce infant deaths in Hull and the East Riding

‘Our Best Years’ – New programme launches to support older people’s health and wellbeing with help from rugby stars

Hull’s rugby league clubs are putting aside their rivalry to join forces and support older people in Hull to feel happier and healthier as part of new wellbeing initiative; ‘Our Best Years’. The programme aims to offer inclusive opportunities for older fans to meet new people and participate in a range of activities which promote… Continue Reading ‘Our Best Years’ – New programme launches to support older people’s health and wellbeing with help from rugby stars

New Local Offer website to support children and young people with SEND

The new look Hull Local Offer website launches today (Monday 21 February). The website is for people aged 0-25 with a special educational need and/or disability, their parents, carers and professionals who work with them. Councillor Shane McMurray, portfolio holder for children’s services said: “A SEND Listening Event was held in early 2021, and one… Continue Reading New Local Offer website to support children and young people with SEND

Hull’s hospitals ease restrictions in response to falling infection rates

Visiting restrictions are to be eased at Hull’s hospitals next week as the number of people infected with Covid-19 continues to fall. Hull University Teaching Hospitals (HUTH) NHS Trust is easing restrictions to allow one family member or friend to visit a patient in most parts of Hull Royal Infirmary or Castle Hill Hospital. Visiting… Continue Reading Hull’s hospitals ease restrictions in response to falling infection rates

Young People’s Digital Mental Health Support Survey

Your voice needs to be heard! Please share your feedback on digital mental health support. Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership is collecting information about what young people want and need from digital mental health support in the local area. It’s really important that you are able to access support for your mental… Continue Reading Young People’s Digital Mental Health Support Survey

Children and Young People Digital Mental Health Support – Parents and Carers Questionnaire

Please share your feedback on digital mental health support for children and young people. Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership is collecting information about what young people want and need from digital mental health support in the local area. As parents and carers, it’s really important that you are able to help your… Continue Reading Children and Young People Digital Mental Health Support – Parents and Carers Questionnaire

Alternative support available as Kooth.com contract comes to an end

The Kooth.com contract operating in the Humber, Coast and Vale area will end on 31 March 2022. Kooth.com is an online platform providing anonymous access to online chat/text-based counselling, discussion forums and online self-care resources for children and young people aged 11-18. In Hull over the last two years we have had over 2,000 registrations… Continue Reading Alternative support available as Kooth.com contract comes to an end

More than 8,000 past and current smokers are set to benefit from an NHS lung health check as the service moves to North Hull

More than 8,000 people in Hull, who may be at increased risk of lung cancer, will be next to benefit from an NHS lung health check service, which is helping to improve earlier diagnosis of lung cancer and other respiratory diseases. Since its launch, the service has welcomed over 6,000 people, helped to diagnose more… Continue Reading More than 8,000 past and current smokers are set to benefit from an NHS lung health check as the service moves to North Hull

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. Whilst overall community infection rates may be stabilising, the number of staff on sickness… Continue Reading 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

Resilience Hub supports health, care and emergency services staff across North Yorkshire and Humber, Coast and Vale

It’s been 11 months since a new Resilience Hub was launched to support health, care and emergency services staff across North Yorkshire and The Humber, Coast and Vale and it’s making a huge difference to those who’ve used it. The service has already helped over 430 frontline workers and 145 teams across Hull, East Yorkshire,… Continue Reading Resilience Hub supports health, care and emergency services staff across North Yorkshire and Humber, Coast and Vale

Every Mum Matters Campaign Seeks to Support Women with their Mental Health Before and After Child Birth

Support is being offered to women and families across the region to help with their mental health and wellbeing during pregnancy and after the birth of a child. Humber Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership’s specialist perinatal mental health team, covering Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire, and North East Lincolnshire, is re-launching… Continue Reading Every Mum Matters Campaign Seeks to Support Women with their Mental Health Before and After Child Birth

Number of Cancer Champions in Humber, Coast and Vale passes 3,000 milestone

More than 3,000 people in Humber, Coast and Vale have now completed Cancer Champion training – helping to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and encourage early detection in our local communities. Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance launched the Cancer Champion training sessions in September 2018; and trained its 3,000th Cancer… Continue Reading Number of Cancer Champions in Humber, Coast and Vale passes 3,000 milestone

Help us help you be prepared for the Christmas holidays

Hull and East Riding residents are encouraged to ensure they are prepared for the upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays and reminded which NHS services will be available. Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC), out of hours GP services and some pharmacies across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire will remain open. However, GP practices and most… Continue Reading Help us help you be prepared for the Christmas holidays

New booster vaccine sites in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire

Local clinical leaders are praising the phenomenal local vaccine effort with 40,000 people in Hull and East Riding receiving their booster vaccination in the last 10 days. The NHS is prioritising bookings for boosters and is urging people to book an appointment to guarantee their jab – as it aims to offer every eligible adult… Continue Reading New booster vaccine sites in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire

Call for people to join Hull’s vaccine drive

An urgent call has been issued for workers to join a drive to get thousands of people vaccinated. Local NHS teams have urged applicants to register with the Humber Coast and Vale Vaccination Programme Bank. There are opportunities for several roles in the vaccine delivery programme. They may include admin, healthcare assistant and vaccine delivery… Continue Reading Call for people to join Hull’s vaccine drive

Hull and East Riding vaccine update

For booster COVID vaccinations in Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire, there is additional, significant capacity being added within the system for booked appointments, with the aim of meeting the target to offer all adults their booster dose by the end of December 2021. We already have good availability for late evenings and weekends, along… Continue Reading Hull and East Riding vaccine update

Recognition for Hull Mental Health Support Teams at the Hull Live Golden Apples Awards

Hull Mental Health Support Teams has been recognised at the Hull Live Golden Apple awards for its work to provide mental health and wellbeing support to children, young people, parents and education staff in schools and colleges across Hull. The new NHS service was awarded the ‘Wellbeing Award’ at this week’s event, which saw education… Continue Reading Recognition for Hull Mental Health Support Teams at the Hull Live Golden Apples Awards

Update on Booster vaccinations in Hull

A COVID booster vaccine helps improve the protection you have from your first two doses of the vaccine. It helps give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19. Whilst we are not currently offering walk-ins in Hull for booster COVID vaccinations, there is plenty of availability for booked appointments. We have good availability… Continue Reading Update on Booster vaccinations in Hull

Visiting restrictions at Hull’s hospitals in response to new variant

Visiting at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill is being restricted to exceptional cases only from this week to reflect global concerns over the Omicron variant of Covid-19. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is stopping all visiting to patients except specific cases approved in advance by senior ward staff as national and international concerns… Continue Reading Visiting restrictions at Hull’s hospitals in response to new variant

Hull Health and Wellbeing Board awarded new Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health

Hull Health and Wellbeing Board partners have worked together to create a shared pledge for Hull. This is a promise to the city to support good mental health with comprehensive research, working directly with local people. The new Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health is underpinned by an understanding that taking a prevention-focused approach to… Continue Reading Hull Health and Wellbeing Board awarded new Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health

Let’s all play our part in supporting the NHS this winter

Personal message from Stephen Eames CBE, System Lead for the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership and Sue Symington, Designate Integrated Care System Chair of the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership Health and care services across Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, which includes hospitals, GP practices, the… Continue Reading Let’s all play our part in supporting the NHS this winter

West Hull Health Hub set to benefit thousands of patients as building completed

An £8 million pioneering health hub built to benefit thousands of patients in west Hull has been completed and is just weeks away from opening. Hailed as a beacon of future primary care services, the newly completed state-of-the-art West Hull Health Hub replaces the existing Springhead Medical Centre, which has operated at full capacity from… Continue Reading West Hull Health Hub set to benefit thousands of patients as building completed

Over 50,000 engagements in first half of #TheHealthy100

#TheHealthy100, a Hull FC Community Foundation wellbeing initiative, has already engaged with over 50,000 people as it reaches it’s halfway milestone today. The social media campaign is 100 consecutive days of physical activity tips, mental wellbeing support and motivational advice to help people lead healthier lifestyles. Forming part of the Community Foundation’s ‘Teaming Up For… Continue Reading Over 50,000 engagements in first half of #TheHealthy100

New vaccination centre to open in Princes Quay

City Health Care Partnership CIC (CHCP) announced today (5 November) that they are opening a new vaccination centre in Princes Quay, Hull on Monday 8 November. People over 18 wanting a Covid-19 booster will need to book an appointment through the national system; the centre will also be offering first jabs to 12 to 15-year-olds,… Continue Reading New vaccination centre to open in Princes Quay

Hull Parkinson’s Hub scoops prestigious national awards

Doctors, nurses, therapists and social care staff working together to help people with Parkinson’s disease in Hull have won two major prizes for outstanding excellence at a national awards ceremony. UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network, supported by Parkinson’s UK,  has presented its “Winner of Winners” award to the team from Hull University Teaching Hospitals (HUTH), City… Continue Reading Hull Parkinson’s Hub scoops prestigious national awards

Hull FC’s Energise after-school club set for launch

The Hull FC Community Foundation is launching its brand new ‘Energise Club’ programme – an after-school club for primary school children aimed at improving health and fitness. Designed for children aged between 4 and 11 and based at the Hull FC Centre of Excellence Campus (Pickering Road, HU4 7AE), the sessions will include fun games… Continue Reading Hull FC’s Energise after-school club set for launch

What matters to you? Please tell us!

Children and Young People – What matters to you? Your NHS is making changes and we want to know what children and young people think. Whether you’re 18 months or 18 years or any age in between, we want to know what we can do to look after you the best we can and make… Continue Reading What matters to you? Please tell us!

The Impact of COVID-19 – Healthwatch survey

The Healthwatch Humber Network is a collaboration of the four local Healthwatch teams (Healthwatch Hull, East Riding, North Lincolnshire & North East Lincolnshire), that delivers projects and community engagement on a collective basis where there is equal need and benefit to each local community. The Healthwatch Humber Network are currently gathering views on all aspect… Continue Reading The Impact of COVID-19 – Healthwatch survey

Unite project launches to empower Hull women

Hull FC Community Foundation is pleased to announce ‘Unite’, a new initiative focused on empowering women living in Hull to come together and participate in activities that support their physical and mental wellbeing. ‘Unite’ is a new project forming part of the Foundation’s long standing ‘Teaming Up for Health’ partnership with NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group. It… Continue Reading Unite project launches to empower Hull women

Tribute to the wonderful Jean Bishop

Emma Latimer, Accountable Officer at NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group has paid tribute to Jean Bishop following the news of her death at age 99. Emma said: “Jean Bishop was such an inspiring and caring lady who devoted much of her life to helping others. She was an absolute icon in Hull, who never saw… Continue Reading Tribute to the wonderful Jean Bishop

Clinical Commissioning Group to hold final Annual General Meeting

NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) next week, Tuesday 28 September, with an invitation extended to patients and the public to join them online for what will be the organisations last AGM. Erica Daley, Chief Operating Officer, said: “This will be our last AGM as a Clinical… Continue Reading Clinical Commissioning Group to hold final Annual General Meeting

New Campaign to Support Mental Health for the Armed Forces Community

A new regional campaign to support the mental health of Armed Forces personnel and their families in Hull and East Yorkshire has launched. The campaign highlights the range of mental health services that are available across the region for any person who serves or has served in the Armed Forces, and their families. It encourages… Continue Reading New Campaign to Support Mental Health for the Armed Forces Community

Hull Sensory Processing Hub Website wins at HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2021

We are proud to announce that NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Humber Teaching Foundation Trust jointly won the HSJ Patient Safety Award for the Improving Care for Children and Young People Initiative of the Year category. The winning project was the Humber Sensory Processing Hub website, which provides timely and unlimited access to… Continue Reading Hull Sensory Processing Hub Website wins at HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2021

Children’s Palliative and End of Life Care Project: Children, young people, and family experiences

The Humber Children’s Partnership is working collectively with the four Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Local Authorities (Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire), and the providers of health and care services with a focus on improving children’s services across the Humber region. This work aims to improve the experiences and… Continue Reading Children’s Palliative and End of Life Care Project: Children, young people, and family experiences

Campaign shows the consequences of abuse in Primary Care

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… Continue Reading Campaign shows the consequences of abuse in Primary Care

HIGH PROFILE RECRUITMENT DRIVE PARTNERS WITH INNER CITY SESH

A national campaign to attract the best talent to vital health and social care roles in Hull and East Yorkshire is the latest to support Inner City Sesh. Under the banner, East YorkSHHire: ‘the secret’s out’, the new campaign has had unprecedented success by telling the stories of those people who came to work here,… Continue Reading HIGH PROFILE RECRUITMENT DRIVE PARTNERS WITH INNER CITY SESH

Work begins on solar panel field to power Castle Hill Hospital

East Riding Council has approved plans for a solar panel field to generate energy for Castle Hill Hospital. Known as “ground mounted solar photovoltaic array”, the development will cover 7.7 hectares, including access roads, on land south of Castle Road in Cottingham. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust plans to erect almost 11,000 solar panels… Continue Reading Work begins on solar panel field to power Castle Hill Hospital

Research shows big difference charities, social enterprises and community organisations make across region

Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H HCP), West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Yorkshire Sport Foundation, and Community First Yorkshire have published a joint report to celebrate the work of charities, social enterprises, and community organisations ahead of International Charity Day on Sunday 5 September. The… Continue Reading Research shows big difference charities, social enterprises and community organisations make across region

Becton Dickinson blood specimen collection: supply disruption

A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests. Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test… Continue Reading Becton Dickinson blood specimen collection: supply disruption

Pharmacy bank holiday opening times for Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire for August

Please see Pharmacy bank holiday opening times for Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire for August here

Help us help you be prepared for the bank holiday weekend

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… Continue Reading Help us help you be prepared for the bank holiday weekend

CCG recognised for dedication to veterans

NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been awarded a Silver Award in the Armed Forces Covenant employer recognition scheme. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation that those who serve, or who have served, in the Armed Forces are treated fairly. The employer recognition scheme publicly recognises the efforts made by… Continue Reading CCG recognised for dedication to veterans

Parents urged to look out for severe respiratory infections in young children amid rising cases

Parents in Humber, Coast and Vale are being urged to look out for signs of severe respiratory infections among young children amid a rise in out-of-season cases. Health services in Hull, East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, York and North Yorkshire, which are particularly busy as they juggle the demands of Covid-19 and increasing… Continue Reading Parents urged to look out for severe respiratory infections in young children amid rising cases

PCR tests vs lateral flow tests

Know when to use each Covid-19 test 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)… Continue Reading PCR tests vs lateral flow tests

Working towards a greener NHS

New drop off sites launched for unwanted medical equipment Hull and East Riding residents are being urged to return medical equipment that is no longer needed as part of a new NHS initiative to reuse and recycle items such as crutches and commodes. Too often, perfectly good medical equipment is cluttering living rooms or ending… Continue Reading Working towards a greener NHS

Patient Transport Services Update July 2021

From Wednesday 28 July 2021, our non-emergency patient transport service (PTS) will begin to safely cohort patients who are eligible for NHS-funded transport. This is a change to our policy of conveying only single patient journeys which was introduced in March last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please click here for further information.

Neurodiversity logo competition – it’s time to pick your winner

We asked children and young people from across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire to draw a logo for a new service, the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Children’s Neurodiversity Service. This service will support children and young people with neurodiverse needs such as autism, learning disabilities, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, ADHD, sensory processing, speech… Continue Reading Neurodiversity logo competition – it’s time to pick your winner

WALK IN FOR YOUR JAB

The team at the vaccination centre in Hull City Hall is encouraging anyone who hasn’t had their first Covid jab to walk in and get one. Sarah Herd, general manager at City Health Care Partnership CIC, who are running the centre, said, “We’re particularly keen to encourage young people aged 18 and over to pop… Continue Reading WALK IN FOR YOUR JAB

Ramblers partnership launched with Hull Culture and Leisure

Hull Culture and Leisure are teaming up with The Ramblers for a two year project that aims to encourage more people to start walking to support health and wellbeing. Free Ramblers Wellbeing Walks are now taking place at East Park, meeting at 9.30am on Mondays, where participants can walk for 15 minutes up to an… Continue Reading Ramblers partnership launched with Hull Culture and Leisure

The Period Dignity Hull donation and collection bins are here!

Period Dignity Hull is a collective of individuals and organisations in the city who are dedicated to making Hull period friendly. They want Hull to be a city where: everyone can access the period products they need; periods are destigmatised and talked about openly. Following Period Dignity Hull’s successful start up event in March, it… Continue Reading The Period Dignity Hull donation and collection bins are here!

Statement on Hull’s vaccination clinics this weekend

We have a busy weekend with vaccination clinics across the city of Hull and thousands of people will receive a jab over the next two days. This weekend all jabs are pre-bookable via the national booking service on 119 and the national booking system here. Hull’s community roving drop-in clinics were already planned in advance… Continue Reading Statement on Hull’s vaccination clinics this weekend

Let’s talk about sex(uality)

New podcast series – ‘Kooth’s Booths’ – explores the connections between sexuality, gender identity and mental health with young people in Hull Listen to the podcast here! “Happy Pride month to you all!” is how the conversation starts between Pippa, Josh and Aaliyah, three young people from Hull. Drawing from their experiences, they have created… Continue Reading Let’s talk about sex(uality)

The first UK ‘CCG of Sanctuary’ launched in Hull

NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is celebrating achieving the status of ‘CCG of Sanctuary’ during Refugee Week 2021 (14-20 June). On Wednesday, 16 June, the CCG became the first commissioning organisation in the country to be awarded the accreditation from the City of Sanctuary UK. The City of Sanctuary UK supports the development of… Continue Reading The first UK ‘CCG of Sanctuary’ launched in Hull

Draw a logo competition – Hull and East Riding Children’s Neurodiversity Service

We are inviting children and young people from across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire to draw a logo for a new service, the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Children’s Neurodiversity Service. We would like you to draw a picture that can be used and shared as a new logo for the service that… Continue Reading Draw a logo competition – Hull and East Riding Children’s Neurodiversity Service

Free NHS lung health check service available to thousands of people in Hull

Past and current smokers in Hull are being invited to a free NHS lung health check that is helping to improve earlier diagnosis of lung cancer and save more lives. With one of the highest mortality rates for lung cancer in England, Hull is one of the first 23 places across the country to run… Continue Reading Free NHS lung health check service available to thousands of people in Hull

Say no to fraud!

We are supporting a fraud awareness campaign designed to assist people in how to spot the signs and avoid becoming a victim of fraud. In the Humberside Police area alone £13.8 million was stolen from 7471 victims between 2019-2020. The impact on a victim of fraud can be considerable from both a financial and emotional… Continue Reading Say no to fraud!

Help us help you be prepared for the bank holiday weekend

Hull and East Riding residents are encouraged to ensure they are prepared for the upcoming bank holiday, Monday 31 May 2021, and reminded which NHS services will be available. Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC), out of hours GP services and some pharmacies across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire will remain open. However, GP practices and… Continue Reading Help us help you be prepared for the bank holiday weekend

NHS campaign asks Hull and East Riding to ‘check in’ with their feelings this Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week falls on the week commencing 10th May. As part of their campaign, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust is asking people to regularly ‘check in’ with their mental health. The campaign aims to raise awareness of how you can access support for your mental health and wellbeing – whether that’s by contacting… Continue Reading NHS campaign asks Hull and East Riding to ‘check in’ with their feelings this Mental Health Awareness Week

Is your child vaccinated? No, we’re not talking about COVID!

Vaccines are the hottest topic on everyone’s lips at the moment, but the COVID-19 vaccine isn’t the only one parents need to remember. Vaccination is the most important thing we can do to protect our children against ill health. In fact, they prevent up to three million deaths worldwide every year. Since vaccines were introduced… Continue Reading Is your child vaccinated? No, we’re not talking about COVID!

NHS Sets Out Covid-19 Recovery Plan For Patient Care And Staff Wellbeing

The NHS is accelerating the delivery of operations and other non-urgent services as part of a £8.1bn plan to help the health service recover all patient services following the intense winter wave of Covid.   The money, which is set out in the NHS Operational Planning Guidance published today, will also fund more support for… Continue Reading NHS Sets Out Covid-19 Recovery Plan For Patient Care And Staff Wellbeing

Help us to shape the future of your healthcare services

Across the Humber, the NHS and local partners are looking at ways to improve healthcare in our region and we want your input to help us make the best changes for you and your family. The Humber Acute Services programme is looking at how to make healthcare work better for local people. It is looking… Continue Reading Help us to shape the future of your healthcare services

Plea to parents as ED attendances rise

As national lockdown restrictions look set to ease, a hospital doctor is appealing for parents to show the same prudent use of health services as they did during the Covid pandemic. Dr Liz Herrieven, consultant in paediatric emergency medicine, says that as life begins to return to ‘normal’, so does the number of people using… Continue Reading Plea to parents as ED attendances rise

Help us help you be prepared for the Easter bank holiday weekend

Hull and East Riding residents are encouraged to ensure they are prepared for the upcoming Easter bank holiday weekend, Friday 2 April and Monday 5 April 2021, and reminded which NHS services will be available. Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC), out of hours GP services and some pharmacies across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire will… Continue Reading Help us help you be prepared for the Easter bank holiday weekend

Shout 85258 for free mental health text support

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope, whether that be with anxiety, loneliness or depression through to self harm or suicidal thoughts.. As a digital service, Shout 85258 has become increasingly critical since the pandemic began. Mental Health Innovations (MHI) which runs the service,… Continue Reading Shout 85258 for free mental health text support

New NHS teams introduced in schools and colleges across Hull to support children and young people’s mental health

As children and young people make their return to school after almost a year of home-schooling, the local NHS are introducing two Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) to support pupils in Hull with their mental health and wellbeing. The new service, which is being delivered in partnership between NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group, Humber Teaching… Continue Reading New NHS teams introduced in schools and colleges across Hull to support children and young people’s mental health

Period Dignity Hull is Launching!

Period Dignity Hull is a collective of individuals and organisations in the city who are dedicated to making Hull period friendly. Councillor Hester Bridges, Chair of Hull Health and Wellbeing Board, started bringing people together over a year ago to help tackle period poverty and campaign to destigmatise periods. In doing this she has worked… Continue Reading Period Dignity Hull is Launching!

Healthshare launch wellbeing platform to keep patients fit whilst they wait for surgery

Healthshare have developed a free to all website based platform to help encourage patients to keep fit and well whilst they are waiting for surgery. It is packed full of helpful information in easy video and picture formats for patients on surgical wait lists. The platform includes an introduction from Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr Simon Thompson,… Continue Reading Healthshare launch wellbeing platform to keep patients fit whilst they wait for surgery

Over 70s are asked to contact the NHS to have their COVID-19 vaccine

The NHS in Humber, Coast and Vale is asking people aged 70 and over who haven’t been invited to have their COVID-19 vaccination yet to come forward and arrange a jab. Until now, the NHS asked people not to contact them about their COVID vaccination and wait until they are approached. This remains the case… Continue Reading Over 70s are asked to contact the NHS to have their COVID-19 vaccine

Physiotherapists produce guide to help patients begin recovery from Covid-19

Patients sick enough to be admitted to hospital with Covid-19 are being helped by a team of physiotherapists as they recover from the most severe forms of the virus. Physiotherapists at Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust had developed a rehabilitation guide to help people on their journey back to health after being admitted to… Continue Reading Physiotherapists produce guide to help patients begin recovery from Covid-19

What to expect during COVID vaccination clinic at KCOM Stadium

We know many people are eager to get vaccinated but some people may be a bit nervous about leaving the house and are unsure about what to expect when they come along to a vaccination session. We are sharing the story of Hull lady, Chris, who came to the KCOM Stadium on Saturday, 6 February… Continue Reading What to expect during COVID vaccination clinic at KCOM Stadium

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme – what you need to know

Vaccines are the way out of this pandemic. An effective vaccine is the best way to protect people from coronavirus. Following extensive trials, two safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines have been approved in the UK and the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme has started in Hull. An independent group of experts (Joint Committee of Vaccination and… Continue Reading COVID-19 Vaccination Programme – what you need to know

New online support service launched across Hull and East Yorkshire to help men with their mental health

A free online mental health and emotional wellbeing support service has been launched to help men living across the Humber, Coast and Vale area. Men aged 18+ living in North Yorkshire, York, Hull, East Riding, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire can now register to use Qwell for Men – a free, anonymous online counselling… Continue Reading New online support service launched across Hull and East Yorkshire to help men with their mental health

Hull and East Riding GPs offer advice on how to stay well this winter

Christmas and New Year can be a busy time, which makes it easy for people to miss checking on their medicine supplies. Hull and East Riding GPs are asking people to order repeat prescriptions early to make sure they have enough to tide them over the holiday period when some GP Practices and pharmacies are… Continue Reading Hull and East Riding GPs offer advice on how to stay well this winter

International recognition for Hull’s pioneering Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre

The pioneering Integrated Care Centre (ICC) built to transform care for the elderly in Hull has won an international award. The £9.5 million Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre (ICC) was the first of its kind in the UK and has seen thousands of patients and care home residents pass through its doors since it opened… Continue Reading International recognition for Hull’s pioneering Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre

Local COVID-19 vaccination sites confirmed in Hull and East Riding

The NHS has confirmed four local COVID-19 vaccination centres in Hull and East Riding as part of the wider roll-out in Humber Coast and Vale area. Vaccinations will be delivered from these locations by groups of family doctors. Following the launch of the COVID-19 vaccination programme on Tuesday, 7 December, the NHS is the first… Continue Reading Local COVID-19 vaccination sites confirmed in Hull and East Riding

GPs Begin Offering Covid Vaccine As Part Of Biggest NHS Immunisation Programme

Hundreds of local vaccination services run by family doctors and their teams will open across England this week, as the roll out of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history gains further momentum. Practices in more than 100 parts of the country are taking delivery of the vaccine today, with some kicking off their clinics… Continue Reading GPs Begin Offering Covid Vaccine As Part Of Biggest NHS Immunisation Programme

East Park visitors offered chance to see park in new light

Thanks to a new free app, which will be available to download on smart phones from today, visitors to East Park will be able to explore it in a completely different way!   Love Exploring takes in the history and ecology of the park to produce virtual games and activities for the whole family to… Continue Reading East Park visitors offered chance to see park in new light

Cancer Quality of Life survey

From the 9th December, people diagnosed with breast, prostate, or colorectal cancer will be asked to complete a Cancer Quality of Life survey around 18 months after their diagnosis. Recognising that quality of life outcomes are as important to patients as surviving cancer, Public Health England and NHS England and Improvement have launched the survey… Continue Reading Cancer Quality of Life survey

COVID vaccination programme

Following months of rigorous testing and strict safety approval processes, the British regulator MHRA has approved the Pfizer Vaccine and the first phase of the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme has started. When it is the right time people will receive an invitation to come forward. For most people this will be a letter, either from… Continue Reading COVID vaccination programme

Work begins on health hub to benefit thousands of patients

Construction work is underway on a major health hub to provide brand new, state-of-the-art facilities for thousands of patients in west Hull. The £8 million West Hull Health Hub in Calvert Lane will become part of Modality Partnership Hull’s Primary Care Network in Hull and the East Riding, which has a combined total of more… Continue Reading Work begins on health hub to benefit thousands of patients

CCGs team up with Smile Foundation to offer charities and groups across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire access to community funding

The HEY Smile Foundation (HEY), a leading local charity, has secured new support from local health leaders to aid communities to continue to respond to community needs at pace this winter. The HEY Smile Foundation (Smile) is working with NHS Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to distribute a new set… Continue Reading CCGs team up with Smile Foundation to offer charities and groups across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire access to community funding

NHS Hull CCG maintains ‘outstanding’ rating for a fourth year running

For the fourth consecutive year, NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been rated ‘outstanding’ by NHS England and NHS Improvement in an annual assessment published today (25 November 2020). Each year NHS organisations which are responsible for commissioning local health services are rated on their performance around several areas. In 2019-20 the CCG has… Continue Reading NHS Hull CCG maintains ‘outstanding’ rating for a fourth year running

Electronic system to improve patients’ end of life care shared nationally as best practice

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 Electronic Palliative Care Co-ordination System (EPaCCS) is a palliative care shared record, which enables different health… Continue Reading Electronic system to improve patients’ end of life care shared nationally as best practice

Patient safety our priority as visiting restrictions come back into force

Visiting restrictions and additional safety controls are being introduced at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital from this weekend as cases of Covid-19 rise in the city. As Hull and East Yorkshire move into Tier 2, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is asking the public to help prevent the virus spreading to sick… Continue Reading Patient safety our priority as visiting restrictions come back into force

Hull health professionals urge local residents who are eligible, to get their free flu vaccination

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. On average, flu kills over 11,000 people each year and hospitalises many more. Due to the… Continue Reading Hull health professionals urge local residents who are eligible, to get their free flu vaccination

New GP service to cut down unnecessary visits to Hull’s Emergency Department

A new GP referral service will be trialled at Hull Hospitals this winter to prevent patients having to make unnecessary trips to A&E. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is opening a new Acute Care Navigation Hub at Hull Royal Infirmary as part of a four-week trial. GPs taking part in the trial will be… Continue Reading New GP service to cut down unnecessary visits to Hull’s Emergency Department

Bump the Habit website launched to help pregnant women stop smoking to give their baby best start in life

A new website has launched in Humber, Coast and Vale to help pregnant women stop smoking – with their loved ones also encouraged to quit at the same time to help them succeed in kicking the habit. Humber, Coast and Vale, an area which includes the cities of Hull and York and large rural areas… Continue Reading Bump the Habit website launched to help pregnant women stop smoking to give their baby best start in life

Healthcare Professionals urge public to ‘help us help you’ by getting cancer symptoms checked and attending routine appointments

Healthcare professionals across the Humber, Coast and Vale (HCV) region are appealing for the public to contact their GP if they are worried about a symptom that could be cancer, as new research found that nearly half (48%) of the public would delay or not seek medical help at all. A fifth (22%) would not… Continue Reading Healthcare Professionals urge public to ‘help us help you’ by getting cancer symptoms checked and attending routine appointments

The secret’s out: Major new national campaign launched to attract best talent to East Yorkshire

A national campaign will be virtually launched on Wednesday, October 7th at the Castle Hill Hospital to support recruitment to the health and care workforce in Hull and East Yorkshire. Under the banner, East Yorkshhire: ‘the secret’s out’,  the new campaign will seek to attract more people to vital roles in Hull and East Yorkshire… Continue Reading The secret’s out: Major new national campaign launched to attract best talent to East Yorkshire

Birth partners now able to attend 20-week scans

Birth partners will be able to join women for pregnancy scans from Tuesday (October 6) after measures were introduced to protect staff and patients from Covid-19. Maternity and sonography teams at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital have worked together for months to find a way for birth partners to attend 20-week scans. From tomorrow, partners… Continue Reading Birth partners now able to attend 20-week scans

Get involved in the work of the Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance

Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance are committed to ensuring that the voices of people affected by cancer are at the heart of service improvements. So if you are a patient, family member, carer or friend, they would love to hear from you! Here are the current opportunities to get involved in the work of… Continue Reading Get involved in the work of the Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance

CCG to hold its first ever virtual Annual General Meeting

NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) next week, and it is extending an invitation to patients and the public to join them online as the meeting takes place virtually for the first time. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the CCG will not be holding the meeting in… Continue Reading CCG to hold its first ever virtual Annual General Meeting

New service launches to support local people who have been bereaved by suicide

A new service has launched to support local people who have been bereaved by suicide across Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire. The new service, which officially launched in May 2020, has been launched by local mental health charities Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and North East Lincolnshire Mind. It… Continue Reading New service launches to support local people who have been bereaved by suicide

Patients to receive care in first class facilities as work set to begin on West Hull Health Hub  

Contracts have been exchanged enabling work to begin on an £8m state-of-the-art health hub to benefit thousands of patients in west Hull. The new West Hull Health Hub will be located in Calvert Lane and replace the dated Springhead Medical Centre in Willerby Road, which has operated at full capacity from facilities which are no… Continue Reading Patients to receive care in first class facilities as work set to begin on West Hull Health Hub  

Help us help you be prepared for the bank holiday weekend

Hull and East Riding residents are being reminded which NHS services are available to them this bank holiday on Monday 31 August 2020. 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… Continue Reading Help us help you be prepared for the bank holiday weekend

Free online sessions launched to raise cancer awareness and help save lives through early diagnosis.

Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance has launched free online Cancer Champion sessions to help raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and encourage early detection within local communities. Individuals across Hull, York, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire, Scarborough and Ryedale can now register for free one hour Cancer Champion sessions, which… Continue Reading Free online sessions launched to raise cancer awareness and help save lives through early diagnosis.

Get Ready to Move More

A new campaign is asking people in Hull to make a simple pledge to ‘move more’. Aimed at getting people to increase their activity levels, a new website gethullactive.co.uk lets people share their own pledges – from taking the kids to the park to cycling to work or getting out and about with the dog.… Continue Reading Get Ready to Move More

Health and Care Partnership appeals for public support to help ensure services resume safely and promptly

NHS and council organisations in Humber, Coast and Vale are appealing for the public’s help as they work together to increase the availability of health and care services, which were restricted, relocated or paused during the coronavirus outbreak. At the outset of the pandemic, health and care professionals including hospital teams, GPs, health visitors and… Continue Reading Health and Care Partnership appeals for public support to help ensure services resume safely and promptly

Give your views on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

The NHS in Hull and East Riding want to hear your views and experiences of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to improve services for the future. You can complete a survey online by following this link. The survey will work on desktop computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones. Not only are you helping… Continue Reading Give your views on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Humberside Police enlists task force to tackle modern-day slavery

In these unprecedented times, protecting the area’s most vulnerable people remains Humberside Police’s main priority, which is why a new task force specialising in modern day slavery and human trafficking has been established. The recent restrictions on daily life will make it even harder for victims of modern day slavery to be seen, which is… Continue Reading Humberside Police enlists task force to tackle modern-day slavery

Hull Outbreak Prevention and Management Plan published

The Hull Outbreak Prevention and Management Plan, developed by Hull City Council and its local partners in the city, describes how Coronavirus will be controlled at a local level in Hull. It defines the council’s role and how it will work with partners across the city to reduce risks of virus transmission, prevent outbreaks and… Continue Reading Hull Outbreak Prevention and Management Plan published

Hull and East Riding communities to join country for the biggest thank you yet

“See you at 5pm on the 5th” People in Hull and the East Riding are being urged to take part in the biggest ‘thank-you’ the country has ever seen on the birthday of the NHS this weekend, culminating in an epic pause for applause at 5pm on Sunday. This major country-wide coming together will thank… Continue Reading Hull and East Riding communities to join country for the biggest thank you yet

More than 500 tablet devices help care home residents remain connected to GPs during COVID-19

Care home residents in Humber, Coast and Vale have remained connected to GPs during lockdown – after more than 500 tablet devices were supplied to the region’s care homes through a digital programme launched in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The UK government introduced strict lockdown measures in March to try to limit the… Continue Reading More than 500 tablet devices help care home residents remain connected to GPs during COVID-19

CCG and Children’s University partnership to support 500 vulnerable children

Since the nationwide lockdown measures were introduced in late March, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Hull and East Yorkshire Children’s University have been working tirelessly to ensure the 7000+ vulnerable children in the region are supported in their education and wellbeing. A confusing and unsettling time for many local children, the charity has sought… Continue Reading CCG and Children’s University partnership to support 500 vulnerable children

COVID-19: “We now need a different type of public support”

Hospital staff in Hull say they still desperately need the huge level of public support shown for the NHS in recent weeks, but this time in a different way. As national lockdown restrictions ease and the country looks to resume some kind of normality, staff at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust are also working… Continue Reading COVID-19: “We now need a different type of public support”

First Ever Hull and East Riding Mumbler Award winners announced

Friday 5 June 2020 saw the first ever Hull and East Riding Mumbler Family Awards winners announced, with NHS Hull CCG, jointly alongside Hull City Council, a proud sponsor of the Healthy and Active Kids award. Members of the public were encouraged to nominate their favourites things to do with children in the local area,… Continue Reading First Ever Hull and East Riding Mumbler Award winners announced

NHS advice on accessing dental services as practices re-open

From today (8 June) dental practices in Hull are able to open. Practices will need to prioritise patients with the most urgent need. If you need help from a dentist: contact your dental practice by phone or email. you will be given advice or offered an appointment if appropriate. for urgent dental care you can… Continue Reading NHS advice on accessing dental services as practices re-open

NSPCC Look Say Sing Play campaign helps young families through lockdown

A baby brain-building campaign for parents under 2s has proven so successful in Hull that the NSPCC’s Look, Say, Sing, Play is to be rolled out nationally. Hull was one of the first areas to roll out the campaign along with sites in Yorkshire, Walsall in the West Midlands, Scotland and the South East, which… Continue Reading NSPCC Look Say Sing Play campaign helps young families through lockdown

After the storm comes the rainbow: East Yorkshire residents are encouraged to share stories of community spirit

The life changing impact of coronavirus has left many of us feeling down in the dumps, and whilst we try to stay informed of the latest guidance via the news, it can often feel like everything is pretty doom and gloom. However, during this pandemic, communities across East Yorkshire have come together to support one… Continue Reading After the storm comes the rainbow: East Yorkshire residents are encouraged to share stories of community spirit

Kate’s stop smoking story

Kate is our Commissioning Lead for Quality; smoking since she was just 14 years old, 2020 saw her finally kick her 20 a day habit for good. This World No Tobacco Day Kate wanted to share her story to help other diehard smokers give up and breathe easily too. “I started smoking when I was… Continue Reading Kate’s stop smoking story

“We had to become COVID experts overnight”

They’re always on hand to support the health and wellbeing of hospital staff, but nothing could have prepared Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust’s occupational health team for the arrival of COVID-19. The 16-strong team is well versed in responding to crises and outbreaks, but the speed at which the pandemic was evolving and the… Continue Reading “We had to become COVID experts overnight”

Hull A&E staff to feature in new six-part documentary

Hull’s Accident and Emergency Department is to feature in a Channel 5 documentary set to air next week. Staff at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust welcomed a team from Crackit Productions into the department last autumn to film for the new six part documentary series. Recorded over the course of seven weeks, prior to the… Continue Reading Hull A&E staff to feature in new six-part documentary

Doctor warns of second potential coronavirus peak for Hull

A hospital doctor is warning that Hull could be at risk of a much more serious second peak of coronavirus cases compared to other parts of the country. Dr Patrick Lillie, consultant in infectious diseases for Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is urging people not to become complacent as the number of COVID-19 related… Continue Reading Doctor warns of second potential coronavirus peak for Hull

Nursing staff undergo extra training to help people with COVID-19

They had never worked together before or even used some of the equipment. But nurses, midwives and health care assistants came from all over Hull Royal Infirmary to work alongside administrative and ward support staff to look after people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. Ward 36, formerly the Elderly Assessment Unit, was appointed one of… Continue Reading Nursing staff undergo extra training to help people with COVID-19

Local charity Bundles of Joy can now support more families with new supermarket discount

Local charity Bundles of Joy are set to benefit from a 10% discount at supermarket chain Morrisons with the support of the NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Champions Programme. The charity, founded by Claire Raper, works with Hull and East Riding based NHS teams, including midwives and social workers, to identify families in need… Continue Reading Local charity Bundles of Joy can now support more families with new supermarket discount

Help us help you be prepared for the bank holiday weekend

Hull and East Riding residents are encouraged to ensure they are prepared for the upcoming bank holiday, Monday 25 May 2020, and reminded which NHS services will be available. 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… Continue Reading Help us help you be prepared for the bank holiday weekend

Thank you to hospital staff from Ward 16

Hospital staff who came forward to help seriously ill people with COVID-19 have been praised after their ward was ‘stepped down’. Nurses, health care assistants, doctors, admin staff, hygienists, caterers and therapists were called upon to help patients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19. During March and April, staff on Ward 16 at Castle Hill Hospital,… Continue Reading Thank you to hospital staff from Ward 16

Children and young people urged to use free online service for mental health and emotional wellbeing support

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… Continue Reading Children and young people urged to use free online service for mental health and emotional wellbeing support

Over 300 coronavirus patients return home from hospital

Hospital staff in East Yorkshire are celebrating the successful discharge of more than 300 patients treated for coronavirus. The figures come just two weeks after Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, which runs Hull Royal Infirmary (HRI) and Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham, announced the 200th COVID-19 patient had recovered and gone home. Members of… Continue Reading Over 300 coronavirus patients return home from hospital

Lynda reflects on 45 years in community nursing for International Nurses Day 2020

International Nurses Day, 12 May 2020, marks the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. The special Day is an opportunity to recognise the role of nurses of all professions and levels, and the contribution they are making during the current pandemic. Lynda Whincup, who works for NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) as a Professional… Continue Reading Lynda reflects on 45 years in community nursing for International Nurses Day 2020

Local NHS warns: “Don’t fall victim to health-related scams”

Criminals are continuing to use the COVID-19 pandemic to scam the public and organisations, 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… Continue Reading Local NHS warns: “Don’t fall victim to health-related scams”

Help keep Hull’s A&E for medical emergencies during COVID-19

People will be turned away from Hull Royal Infirmary this week if they show up at A&E with minor injuries and illnesses to protect services for the COVID-19 pandemic. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is once again seeing an increase in people turning up at its Emergency Department when they could go elsewhere. While… Continue Reading Help keep Hull’s A&E for medical emergencies during COVID-19

Help us help you get the treatment you need over the bank holiday weekend

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. If you need medical help, the NHS is still here for you. If you need to talk to your… Continue Reading Help us help you get the treatment you need over the bank holiday weekend

Humber Bridge coronavirus regional testing centre: Testing extended to include care home residents and staff, as well as over 65s with symptoms

More people are now eligible for COVID-19 testing at the Humber Bridge car park after eligibility was extended to include care home staff and residents, people aged 65 and over, and those who need to leave home to work. The extended eligibility means that care home staff and residents with our without symptoms of COVID-19… Continue Reading Humber Bridge coronavirus regional testing centre: Testing extended to include care home residents and staff, as well as over 65s with symptoms

Chief Nurse asks people to stay at home to support #ClapForCarers

Hull’s most senior nurse is appealing to the public to stay at home to mark the #ClapForCarers event each Thursday night. People have been attending Hull Royal Infirmary on Thursday nights to take part in the national round of applause for NHS staff, carers and key workers. However, concern is growing that people are putting… Continue Reading Chief Nurse asks people to stay at home to support #ClapForCarers

Nurses supporting Intensive Care families during COVID-19 outbreak

A new nursing team has been created at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital to support families unable to visit their loved ones in Intensive Care during the COVID-19 outbreak. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) has set up the special nursing team, working seven days a week, to act as the link… Continue Reading Nurses supporting Intensive Care families during COVID-19 outbreak

NHS Leaders Join Minute’s Silence For Staff Who Died With Coronavirus

The country’s chief nurse and top doctor are backing a nationwide tribute to NHS and care staff who have lost their lives in the coronavirus pandemic. Chief Nursing Officer Ruth May and National Medical Director Professor Stephen Powis will lead NHS England staff in marking the minute’s silence on Tuesday. At 11am on 28 April… Continue Reading NHS Leaders Join Minute’s Silence For Staff Who Died With Coronavirus

Appeal to the seriously ill to come to hospital during COVID-19 outbreak

Hospital bosses are appealing to people with serious health concerns to seek urgent medical attention during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) has seen a dramatic fall in urgent referrals from GPs and emergency admissions since the Government introduced a national lockdown four weeks ago. Now, fears are growing that people… Continue Reading Appeal to the seriously ill to come to hospital during COVID-19 outbreak

‘NHS services remain open if you need medical help’, doctors tell people in Humber, Coast and Vale

Doctors in Humber, Coast and Vale are keen to remind the public that NHS services remain open to help them with their serious health conditions, amid concern that some people are putting off seeking medical help during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Although hospitals in Humber, Coast and Vale are busy as they care for people… Continue Reading ‘NHS services remain open if you need medical help’, doctors tell people in Humber, Coast and Vale

Medically vulnerable advised not to go out to collect prescriptions

Hull Helpline can arrange delivery of medicines for vulnerable people who have been identified as being at higher risk of serious illness from coronavirus. Residents who fall into this category, and who have no friends or family who can collect a prescription for them, can contact the Hull Helpline and a volunteer will collect it… Continue Reading Medically vulnerable advised not to go out to collect prescriptions

Urgent request for equipment returns

People in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire are being encouraged to return beds, mattresses and commodes as part of the ‘Hand it Back’ campaign. Due to the coronavirus pandemic NRS Healthcare are asking patients to return any large items of equipment which have been borrowed, but which are no longer in use; in… Continue Reading Urgent request for equipment returns

Charity extends support to 24/7 to help local people experiencing poor mental health

Local mental health charity Hull and East Yorkshire Mind have extended the hours of their Information and Advice Line to 24 hours a day to support local people who may be finding things difficult during the current Covid-19 crisis. The information line is available for everyone in the Hull and East Yorkshire area. The service,… Continue Reading Charity extends support to 24/7 to help local people experiencing poor mental health

Chatty Hull befriender service

Absolutely Cultured and Hull and East Yorkshire Mind have teamed up with Hull City Council to offer a Chatty Hull Befriender Service. This project has been established to support local vulnerable residents in search of companionship in these uncertain times. If you’re feeling isolated or anxious as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, then you can call the “Hull Helpline”… Continue Reading Chatty Hull befriender service

Re-engage (formerly Contact the Elderly) launch new Call Companion service

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Re-engage (formerly Contact the Elderly), have suspended regular social gatherings in Hull east, Hull West, Cottingham and Beverley and have created a new service for older people called Call Companions. The guests in the existing groups are receiving calls from volunteers and the team now have volunteer capacity to… Continue Reading Re-engage (formerly Contact the Elderly) launch new Call Companion service

Humber coronavirus regional testing centre to open for key workers

A drive-through coronavirus testing facility is to open at Humber Bridge car park (north) near Hull as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to increase testing for thousands more NHS and other key workers. The site sits alongside a rapidly expanding network of testing sites being set up around the UK, and is operating on… Continue Reading Humber coronavirus regional testing centre to open for key workers

GP and pharmacy opening hours – bank holiday weekend

To help with the increased demand due to coronavirus (COVID-19), GP practices and pharmacies across Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire will remain open over the Easter bank holidays – Good Friday (10 April) and Easter Monday (13 April). If you think you need to talk to your GP practice about something other than… Continue Reading GP and pharmacy opening hours – bank holiday weekend

Hospitals draw up plan to cope with demand during COVID-19 outbreak

Hull’s hospitals have drawn up a plan to deal with significant surges in demand during the COVID-19 outbreak. COVID-19 is expected to have a major impact on Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital over the coming weeks if national forecasts prove correct and thousands of patients with the virus require hospital admission. However, staffing… Continue Reading Hospitals draw up plan to cope with demand during COVID-19 outbreak

Pharmacy advice issued for patients during coronavirus pandemic

Local pharmacies, like other healthcare services, are experiencing unprecedented demand during the current COVID-19 pandemic and the Humber Local Pharmaceutical Committee has issued the following advice for patients in relation to the ordering of repeat prescriptions. Thank you very much for your support during this period:   Please allow at least seven days between ordering… Continue Reading Pharmacy advice issued for patients during coronavirus pandemic

Free online mental health support service launched to help children and young people in Hull

A free online mental health and emotional wellbeing support service has been launched, by the Humber Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, to help children and young people living in Hull. Children and young people aged between 11 and 25 in Hull can now register to use Kooth, a free, anonymous online counselling and… Continue Reading Free online mental health support service launched to help children and young people in Hull

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust to provide Non-emergency patient transport in Hull from today

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust provides NHS-funded non-emergency patient transport for eligible people who are unable to travel by other means due to their medical condition, and who need to attend hospital outpatient clinics and community-based care, are being discharged from hospital or need regular treatment such as chemotherapy or renal dialysis. As of Wednesday… Continue Reading Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust to provide Non-emergency patient transport in Hull from today

Infectious Diseases team share their ideas for Self Isolation

They’ve been on the frontline of the COVID-19 outbreak for almost two months. From wearing the right PPE to keeping a safe two metres between us, when the Infectious Diseases team at Castle Hill Hospital talk, we need to listen. Now, Physician Associate Mike Moore has gathered vital advice and guidance from the team –… Continue Reading Infectious Diseases team share their ideas for Self Isolation

Visiting stopped at Hull Royal infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital

All visiting at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill is being stopped from Wednesday in line with the Government’s social isolation policy to protect staff and patients during the COVID-19 outbreak. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is stopping all visiting to patients unless in a few exceptions approved in advance by senior ward staff.… Continue Reading Visiting stopped at Hull Royal infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital

Fitmums & Friends launch ‘stay at home mile’

Fitmums & Friends have launched their ‘stay at home mile’ – a new idea to help keep people moving at a time when being confined and isolated may strongly limit ability and desire to be active. They are encouraging people to run or walk at least a mile a day, in whatever space they have… Continue Reading Fitmums & Friends launch ‘stay at home mile’

Urgent Treatment Centres in Hull and East Riding change opening times during Coronavirus crisis

Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs) at Bransholme in Hull and Goole, Beverley and Bridlington in the East Riding are changing their opening times. City Health Care Partnership CIC (CHCP), who run the centres, are redeploying staff during the Coronavirus crisis to support nursing services to treat patients in the community. The UTCs will be open from… Continue Reading Urgent Treatment Centres in Hull and East Riding change opening times during Coronavirus crisis

Have your say on health and wellbeing in the city

People in Hull are being invited to give their views on health and wellbeing in the city. An event will take place at Trinity Market on Wednesday 11 March from 10am to 2pm to launch the Hull Health and Wellbeing Board’s engagement work, called The Hull We Want, which will be continuing throughout the year.… Continue Reading Have your say on health and wellbeing in the city

Coronavirus information

As of 3 March, a total of 13,911 people have been tested in the UK, of which 13,860 were confirmed negative. 51 were confirmed as positive. One of these cases is a resident of Hull and became infected whilst in Italy. The other cases are not connected at all and are from elsewhere in the… Continue Reading Coronavirus information

Sign up for FREE suicide prevention training workshops in Hull

People are being encouraged to sign up for free suicide prevention training workshops in Hull next month, as part of the #TalkSuicide campaign from local NHS and council organisations. The Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership is hosting two workshops in Hull on Tuesday, 17th March 2020 at Wellington House, 108 Beverley Road,… Continue Reading Sign up for FREE suicide prevention training workshops in Hull

Breastfeeding ‘thank you’ cards to launch across Hull and East Riding

In an exciting new joint initiative, health and children’s services across Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire are launching ‘thank you’ cards to celebrate and normalise breastfeeding, and to show we welcome and support breastfeeding families. While it is now illegal to prevent or stop a mother from breastfeeding her infant in public (Equality… Continue Reading Breastfeeding ‘thank you’ cards to launch across Hull and East Riding

Help for new parents to cope with crying baby

Couples preparing for the arrival of their new baby are to be given support from midwives to cope with crying at the next HEY Baby Carousel. Midwives from Hull Women and Children’s Hospital will be on hand to help parents-to-be manage stress and develop coping mechanisms if their baby cries often. People will be given… Continue Reading Help for new parents to cope with crying baby

Thousands of families to be targeted to ease pressure on Hull A&E

Thousands of homes are to be sent mail shots urging people to stay away from Hull Royal Infirmary’s A&E unless they have a genuine medical emergency. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust will target thousands of homes as part of its Serious Stuff campaign to urge the public to use alternative services most appropriate to… Continue Reading Thousands of families to be targeted to ease pressure on Hull A&E

An app a day… helping Humber stay happy and healthy

NHS partners across the Humber are breaking new ground with an innovation designed to help people lead healthier lives from their smartphone and tablet. With more than 325,000 health apps on the market, there is now a solution to help residents of the Humber region find the best and safest ones, in the shape of… Continue Reading An app a day… helping Humber stay happy and healthy

Allied Health Professions and Social Care Celebration Event shortlist announced

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the Allied Health Professions and Social Care Celebration Event which is taking place on 11th March 2020. The winners will be revealed at the event which will celebrate this vital, yet often overlooked sector of our local workforce. Congratulations to all who have been shortlisted.

NEW NHS Lung Health Checks programme launched in Hull

People living in Hull will be offered a new lung health check in their neighbourhood from January 2020, aimed at saving lives by detecting lung cancer and other lung conditions much earlier, when they are easier to treat. Hull has been selected as one of ten sites in England to pilot the new NHS Lung… Continue Reading NEW NHS Lung Health Checks programme launched in Hull

Hear Hull’s future brought to life by the city’s children this February half term

Model City is an immersive audio installation that will take over King Edward Street this February half term. In this playful, yet thought-provoking soundscape by BAFTA award-winning composer Dan Jones, the children of Hull will take listeners and passers-by to alternate realities. Discover their visions for the future of the city, unbounded by the everyday,… Continue Reading Hear Hull’s future brought to life by the city’s children this February half term

New unit opens for patients well enough to ‘step down’ from hospital care

A new social care unit, the first of its kind in the country to help patients regain independence after stays in hospital, has been set up at Castle Hill Hospital The 14-bed facility, set up by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, will help people who are well enough to ‘step down’ from the intensive support… Continue Reading New unit opens for patients well enough to ‘step down’ from hospital care

Emergency consultant provides guide to help parents understand fevers in their children

Tis the season of coughs, snuffles and viruses so Hull’s emergency team have produced a handy guide if your child develops a high temperature over the next few weeks. Dr Liz Herrieven, Emergency Consultant at Children’s A&E at Hull Royal, said: “It can be frightening when your child becomes ill and we understand you want… Continue Reading Emergency consultant provides guide to help parents understand fevers in their children

Hull 2017 legacy project gives pupils something to sing about

A project launched during Hull City of Culture 2017 has been able to continue thanks to funding from Newground Together, NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Building on the success of the project that was debuted as part of Hull 2017’s Creative Communities Programme, Song for Hull will… Continue Reading Hull 2017 legacy project gives pupils something to sing about

‘Streaming’ introduced at Hull’s Emergency Department to prioritise sickest patients

People who turn up at Hull A&E with minor conditions are to be redirected to other services this winter to ease the pressure on emergency services. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is introducing “patient streaming” at the front door of its Emergency Department to ensure people in need of emergency care are prioritised. Every… Continue Reading ‘Streaming’ introduced at Hull’s Emergency Department to prioritise sickest patients

Pharmacy opening times over Christmas and New Year

Pharmacists (chemists) are qualified experts who can offer health advice and remedies for a range of minor medical problems, without the need for an appointment. If you need advice or support with a winter illness over the Christmas and New Year period, there are several pharmacies in Hull and the East Riding which will be… Continue Reading Pharmacy opening times over Christmas and New Year

Hull doctor says parents should do this key thing before Christmas

Parents and carers in Hull have been urged to take the advice of doctors and other medical professionals when it comes to the flu vaccine. Take-up is currently lower than usual for this time of year and as colder temperatures set in, the message is that it’s not too late to get the vaccine. All… Continue Reading Hull doctor says parents should do this key thing before Christmas

New health card launched to support care leavers

NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have this month launched a new ‘Handy Health Guide’ to support young people leaving care to know where to access medical treatment and how to look after their mental health and wellbeing. The card, brain child of Tom, 22, one of the care leavers actively involved with the Hull… Continue Reading New health card launched to support care leavers

NHS Staff encouraged to play their part in fighting fraud

This week is International Fraud Awareness week with CCG staff being asked to pledge their commitment to fighting fraud. The NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) estimates that fraud costs the NHS £1.27 billion each year – that is equivalent to the cost of 40,000 nurses. Emma Sayner, NHS Hull CCG Chief Finance Officer and Director… Continue Reading NHS Staff encouraged to play their part in fighting fraud

Hull and East Riding students enjoy a taste of life in the NHS

Hull and East Riding students are taking a hands-on approach as they get the chance to experience an assortment of NHS roles in the fifth annual ‘A Day in the Life of the NHS’ event at Hull Royal Infirmary, part of Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, on 18th November. This event offers local students… Continue Reading Hull and East Riding students enjoy a taste of life in the NHS

Inspiring women join together to share stories and raise aspirations

The University of Hull welcomed inspiring women from Hull and the region to a special event to mark the start of a citywide movement aimed at inspiring women and girls, from all walks of life, to achieve their goals and aspirations. Inspiring a Generation brought together a diverse range of female leaders including those in… Continue Reading Inspiring women join together to share stories and raise aspirations

Creating a healthier Hull for the armed forces community

At a time of year when we traditionally remember those who have served their country, local GP practices and NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group have joined a growing number of organisations signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant. The Armed Forces Covenant is a “promise by the nation” to ensure that those who are currently… Continue Reading Creating a healthier Hull for the armed forces community

CCG funded project encourages children to shape city’s future

November 2019 will see the launch of an exciting Absolutely Cultured project; Model City. The ground-breaking project, funded by NHS Hull CCG, will see primary school children from across the city take part in several themed creative workshops, culminating in an outdoor exhibition and event in the city centre in February 2020. Model City will… Continue Reading CCG funded project encourages children to shape city’s future

Hull’s Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre recognised for outstanding service design around patient care

The Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre (ICC) has won the best Community/Primary Care Service Redesign in the North, Midlands and East at last night’s Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards – recognising the outstanding contribution the ICC team has made to improving the lives of frail, older people in the city. The HSJ judging panel, made… Continue Reading Hull’s Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre recognised for outstanding service design around patient care

Free head lice comb kits for all Hull primary school children

City Health Care Partnership CIC and NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have joined forces in the fight against head lice. Following a question from a local MP about treating the pesky parasites, it was decided to give every primary school child in the city a free comb together with instructions on how to use… Continue Reading Free head lice comb kits for all Hull primary school children

Special delivery! New maternity website launches in Hull

A new website which serves as a comprehensive online guide to pregnancy, giving birth and beyond has been launched in Hull. The Humber, Coast and Vale Local Maternity System has created www.humbercoastandvalematernity.org.uk to support people who are thinking about having children, who are already pregnant or who have recently had a baby. The website has… Continue Reading Special delivery! New maternity website launches in Hull

Hull Clinical Commissioning Group celebrate at Hull’s Health and Care Awards 2019

Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) celebrated two-fold at Hull’s Health and Care Awards 2019. Not only did Emma Latimer, Chief Officer, Hull CCG, present the Lifetime Contribution Award, but one member of staff also walked away with an award firmly in his grasp! The ceremony, which awarded 11 winners throughout the night, celebrates people who… Continue Reading Hull Clinical Commissioning Group celebrate at Hull’s Health and Care Awards 2019

Hull CCG announce AHP awards with special guest as keynote speaker

The Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and East Riding CCG are thrilled to announce Suzanne Rastrick, Chief Allied Health Professions Officer for NHS England, as the keynote speaker for the first ever Allied Health Professions and Social Care Celebration Event. The lunch time event will take place on 11th March 2020 and will celebrate the… Continue Reading Hull CCG announce AHP awards with special guest as keynote speaker

Severe Pressure at Hull Emergency Department

Please be aware that Hull Royal Infirmary is currently experiencing severe pressures and this will probably continue for most of today. The hospital is experiencing significantly increased attendances and admissions and there are likely to be very long waits in the Emergency Department. The Urgent Treatment Centre in Bransholme is open 24 hours a day,… Continue Reading Severe Pressure at Hull Emergency Department

Winners of the Humber Care Tech Challenge

A Hull team has been crowned as the winner of the Humber Care Tech Challenge 2019 with their design on how to support people living with the dementia. Team Ull-tra Fast designed a technological concept on how to ease the symptoms of dementia suffers who experience sundown syndrome. The term refers to an end-of-day confusion… Continue Reading Winners of the Humber Care Tech Challenge

Humber, Coast and Vale chosen to pilot new integrated mental health care services

Humber, Coast and Vale has been chosen as one of the first areas in the country to pilot new integrated mental health care services for adults. NHS England has identified Humber, Coast and Vale, along with 11 other areas in the country, as pilot sites to test new and integrated models of primary and community… Continue Reading Humber, Coast and Vale chosen to pilot new integrated mental health care services

Hull CCG pledge to change how we think about mental health in the workplace

Emma Latimer, Chief Officer, Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge as a commitment to changing the way mental health is thought about in the workplace. The CCG joins 42 local organisations who have now signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge which focuses on stamping out discrimination in… Continue Reading Hull CCG pledge to change how we think about mental health in the workplace

National initiative to help cancer patients stay active comes to Hull

National initiative, 5KYourWay, is coming to Hull this weekend, with an aim to help those living with and beyond cancer to get active at a local parkrun. But, this is parkrun with a difference. People living with cancer or cancer survivors, along with friends, families and carers are invited to walk, jog, run, cheer or… Continue Reading National initiative to help cancer patients stay active comes to Hull

Residents of Hull – you’re invited to the Celebration of Older People Week!

The Hull and East Riding Older People’s Partnership will be celebrating the achievements and contributions of local older people during the first week of October … and you’re invited! As part of the Celebration of Older People Week, which is supported by Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) alongside other public and voluntary sector partners, you… Continue Reading Residents of Hull – you’re invited to the Celebration of Older People Week!

NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group takes on Hull Marathon for fourth year running

NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is supporting this weekend’s Hull Marathon, not only as a key partner but also with two relay teams participating in the prestigious event. For the fourth year running, CCG employees will take part in the race and, by working as a team, they have challenged themselves to beat their… Continue Reading NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group takes on Hull Marathon for fourth year running

People arriving at Hull Royal’s Emergency Department every two minutes

Frontline staff at Hull Royal Infirmary are under intense pressure today with patients arriving at its emergency department almost every two minutes. Around 35 people have turned up at the hospital’s Emergency Care Area, which normally treats the less serious illnesses and injuries, every hour since 10 am. However, most could have gone to the… Continue Reading People arriving at Hull Royal’s Emergency Department every two minutes

Parents advised to be asthma aware as new school year begins

As parents in Hull wave their children off on their few first weeks of the new school year, medical professionals are advising asthma medicine to be kept close at hand, with school children being three times more likely to need it as the school year starts. Last year, nationally, there were over 25,000 cases of… Continue Reading Parents advised to be asthma aware as new school year begins

Reduction in numbers for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) welcomed by local maternity partners

Organisations across Hull and East Yorkshire working together to end unexplained deaths in infancy – also known as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or cot deaths – have welcomed the announcement of a reduction in figures for Yorkshire and the Humber for 2017. Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show rates of… Continue Reading Reduction in numbers for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) welcomed by local maternity partners

Website launched to support people in Hull improve heart health

A new website has been launched to help people living in Hull to improve their heart health. The website, Healthy Hearts, has been designed to help people reduce their risk of stroke and heart attack, and to help lower the number of people dying prematurely from cardiovascular disease. Dr Dan Roper, NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning… Continue Reading Website launched to support people in Hull improve heart health

Hear how personal wheelchair budgets can make a difference at the Hull and East Riding wheelchair event

Wheelchair users, their friends, family, carers and professionals in Hull and East Riding are invited to a free wheelchair event to see how personal wheelchair budgets can make a difference to their health and wellbeing needs. The wheelchair event, organised by East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Hull CCG, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and… Continue Reading Hear how personal wheelchair budgets can make a difference at the Hull and East Riding wheelchair event

Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre shortlisted for 2019 HSJ Award

The Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre (ICC) has been shortlisted for best Community/Primary Care Service Redesign in the North, Midlands and East at this year’s Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards – recognising the outstanding contribution the ICC team has made to improving the lives of frail, older people in the city. The HSJ judging panel,… Continue Reading Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre shortlisted for 2019 HSJ Award

Top tips to beat the heat from Hull public health consultant

As temperatures  continue to climb this week and the Met Office issues Heat Health Alerts, public health officials have issued their advice for staying sun safe. This week is set to deliver the hottest temperatures of the year so far, peaking at 31C on Wednesday, 30C on Thursday and remaining in the mid-20s through to… Continue Reading Top tips to beat the heat from Hull public health consultant

NHS Hull CCG rated ‘outstanding’ for a third year running

NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been rated as ‘outstanding’ for a third consecutive year under NHS England’s annual ‘Ofsted’ style ratings published today. All 195 CCGs in England are evaluated every year for leadership, financial performance, planning and patient and public involvement and, of these, only 24 have achieved the highest rating for… Continue Reading NHS Hull CCG rated ‘outstanding’ for a third year running

Community join together to mark Integrated Care Centre anniversary

Friday 5 July 2019 will mark a year since the Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre (ICC) officially opened its doors to patients in Hull; with a special ‘birthday party’ set to take place at the centre to celebrate the achievements of the team and the difference being made to the lives of local patients. The… Continue Reading Community join together to mark Integrated Care Centre anniversary

University of Hull research inspires exhibition to help people living with breathlessness

An exhibition opens today at the University of Hull which aims to help those across Hull and the East Riding living with breathlessness. The multi-media exhibition, called ‘Bringing Breathlessness into View’, has been inspired by ongoing research which revealed patients with breathlessness feel poorly understood, stigmatised and less able to participate in life. The research… Continue Reading University of Hull research inspires exhibition to help people living with breathlessness

‘Primrose Team’ of midwives to care for East Hull mums during pregnancies

Women in East Hull will become the first in the city to have the same midwife throughout their pregnancies as part of a plan to offer more personalised maternity care. Eight midwives will form the “Primrose Team” to support 280 women from their first antenatal appointment through pregnancy until their babies are born. Known as… Continue Reading ‘Primrose Team’ of midwives to care for East Hull mums during pregnancies

Share what matters to you at NHS Hull CCG’s AGM

The 2019 NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Annual General Meeting will take place against the inspiring backdrop of Hull’s Ferens Art Gallery on 10 July. The meeting looks to the future and will have as its theme the long term plan for the NHS and the important question ‘What matters to You?’ There will… Continue Reading Share what matters to you at NHS Hull CCG’s AGM

Women frightened of childbirth to be helped by new specialist support in Hull

Hull and the East Riding has become the first area outside London to offer specialist support to pregnant women frightened of giving birth. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is introducing the new pathway to help women with tokophobia, a debilitating and overwhelming fear of giving birth. Women who request elective caesareans when they first… Continue Reading Women frightened of childbirth to be helped by new specialist support in Hull

What makes a happy period?

The 28 Day Survey is a new campaign to start conversations around women’s health issues – starting with the question, “what makes a happy period?” Following suggestions at the Hull Health and Wellbeing Board that up to 3000 (or possibly more) women in Hull will struggle to afford sanitary products, NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group… Continue Reading What makes a happy period?

Have your say on GP walk-in services

Have you used GP Walk-in services in the last year? NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is inviting people to share their experiences and help improve the local service. In Hull, our GP walk-in clinic is located at Wilberforce Medical Centre on Story Street. It is open from 8am-8pm every day and provides a full… Continue Reading Have your say on GP walk-in services

Step into National Walking Month this May

Put your best foot forward this May and join people from all over Hull for National Walking Month. Taking place throughout May, National Walking Month encourages people to hit the streets and enjoy the lighter evenings and warmer weather. From ditching your car and walking into work, to days out with the family, there are… Continue Reading Step into National Walking Month this May

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 to look after their mental health. The Every Mum Matters campaign www.everymummatters.com 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… Continue Reading Every Mum Matters: New mental health awareness campaign for new and expectant mums

Box Clever Bus brings healthy messages to local young people

This week champion boxer Tommy Coyle will launch a new initiative to engage with young people across Hull, East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire as he rolls out his Box Clever Bus in Hull’s Orchard Park estate for the first stop in a year-long tour. The double-decker bus will bring healthy and positive activites to communities… Continue Reading Box Clever Bus brings healthy messages to local young people

Helping us to create a healthier Hull – nurses recognised at regional awards

Pictured L – R Alex Dalton, Darren Jemison, Michaela Ireland, Elaine Vine-Jenkins, Rachel Barnes and Lisa Chaytor. I’m so pleased to share that six practice nurses have recently been recognised for their dedication to nursing at the Yorkshire and Humber Celebrating General Practice Nursing Awards 2019. It was really positive to receive so many submissions… Continue Reading Helping us to create a healthier Hull – nurses recognised at regional awards

Let’s Celebrate Life – talking about death

An event to celebrate life and encourage a more open discussion of death is being held on Wednesday 15 May at Hull Minster from 10am – 4pm. The event, which is primarily funded by Macmillan Cancer Support, has been organised by healthcare leaders across Hull & East Riding and will help health professionals and members… Continue Reading Let’s Celebrate Life – talking about death

Hull and York GP Group rated ‘Outstanding’

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated Haxby Group as ‘Outstanding’ overall across York and Hull. Haxby Group was visited by a team from the CQC in November. The inspection was one of the first of its kind for the CQC inspecting organisations with multiple primary care contracts – in the past it has inspected… Continue Reading Hull and York GP Group rated ‘Outstanding’

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… Continue Reading Know your blood pressure: A simple test could save your life

Safeguarding Training

On Tuesday 7th May, Hull CCG safeguarding officers will be delivering a free 3 hour safeguarding children and adults awareness training session for 2020 Champions. Safeguarding Children and Adults Awareness Tuesday 7th May 2pm – 5pm Hull CCG Boardroom Email HULLCCG.contactus@nhs.net to reserve your place

Online test shows your risk of Type 2 diabetes

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… Continue Reading Online test shows your risk of Type 2 diabetes

Hull leads the way with health data sharing

A new collaborative digital project in the Hull area designed to improve how health and social care professionals share medical data is the first of its kind to launch in the UK. A secure NHS network can now be accessed to allow adult social care workers in Hull to view resident care records.  Six members… Continue Reading Hull leads the way with health data sharing

Youth employment project launches roadshows across Hull health centres

The Humber Learning Consortium’s (HLC) Springboard Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) is joining forces with NHS Hull CCG, to launch a series of roadshows across local health centres, to raise awareness of the support available for 16-29 year olds to help them back into work. During March and April pop up stands will be appearing in… Continue Reading Youth employment project launches roadshows across Hull health centres

Humber TCP newsletter spring edition – out now!

The Spring edition of the Humber Transforming Care Partnership (TCP) newsletter is packed with information for people living with learning disabilities and their families. In February the Differently Abled event saw around four thousand people pour into the Bonus Arena in Hull.  Visitors with learning disabilities, their families and carers were able explore new technology,… Continue Reading Humber TCP newsletter spring edition – out now!

ICC featured on NHS Long Term Plan website

The Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre (ICC) is featured on NHS England’s website dedicated to the NHS Long Term Plan as the leading case study in the Ageing Well section. You can see the touching film here of how the people and services at the ICC supported Hull patient Ray Eshelby, helping him to be… Continue Reading ICC featured on NHS Long Term Plan website

Hull CCG supports Teaming Up for Families appeal

Rugby league fans are being asked to donate food at collection points being set up at Hull FC and Hull KR’s matches, as part of a Teaming up for Families initiative. Use of the Hull Food Bank has risen every year since it began in 2011, and in 2017/18 it gave out 5,096 parcels. 1,200… Continue Reading Hull CCG supports Teaming Up for Families appeal

Public urged to answer survey on how NHS services can be improved in Hull

People in Hull are being encouraged to answer a survey on how local NHS services could be improved in the region in the future. The NHS Long Term Plan, published in January 2019, outlines how the NHS will improve patient care and health outcomes over the next 10 years. It also requires regional partnerships to… Continue Reading Public urged to answer survey on how NHS services can be improved in Hull

Inspiring a smokefree generation

Smoking rates in Hull have dropped by almost 12 per cent in the last decade and to celebrate local people are invited to share their quitting tales this national No Smoking Day. Dr James Crick, consultant in public health medicine / associate medical director at NHS Hull CCG, said: “This No Smoking Day we would… Continue Reading Inspiring a smokefree generation

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… Continue Reading Work continues to improve mental health services for new and expectant mums

Hull 2020 Champions Awards 2019

Here are some of the highlights from our recent Hull 2020 Champions Celebration and Awards event take place at Hull’s Guildhall presented by the CCG and Hull City Council with a total of eight category awards made. This year’s winners were chosen by a panel from nominations submitted by service users and the public. The… Continue Reading Hull 2020 Champions Awards 2019

Better record-sharing improves healthcare for Humberside patients

Patients across the Humber are benefitting from more joined-up healthcare thanks to the roll-out 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… Continue Reading Better record-sharing improves healthcare for Humberside patients

Back into fitness with Hull Kingston Rovers

Find out what happens when a social media officer joins a rugby team for fitness session. Will he get his conversions confused with his retweets? That’s exactly what happened this week when Kelvin Dixon, communications and engagement support officer with the CCG, took part in a #BackOnside session with Hull Kingston Rovers. Hull Kingston Rovers Community… Continue Reading Back into fitness with Hull Kingston Rovers

Here’s why hopscotch grids have popped up all over Hull

The past week has seen hopscotch grids popping up all around Hull, from city centre to community centres. Police officers, firefighters, local celebs and sporting mascots have all been caught on camera enjoying the classic playground game. People across the city – adults and kids – are being urged to get hopping and rediscover the… Continue Reading Here’s why hopscotch grids have popped up all over Hull

Did you know these everyday objects could pose a danger to your child?

Parents are to be warned of the dangers facing young children from everyday items including dishwasher tablets and hair straighteners at the next Hey Baby Carousel. Midwives and child birth educators at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital are working with Hull City Council’s Accident Prevention Team to outline the risks household objects pose to children.… Continue Reading Did you know these everyday objects could pose a danger to your child?

Hull CCG and Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance welcome lung health check rollout in Hull

New Lung cancer scanning trucks that operate from supermarket car parks are being rolled out in Hull next year as part of the national drive to save lives by catching the condition early, NHS England announced today. Around £70 million will fund 10 projects that check those most at risk, inviting them for an MOT… Continue Reading Hull CCG and Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance welcome lung health check rollout in Hull

Life, death and Kingston upon Hull

The People’s Panel Vox Pop survey is back and this time it’s exploring the changing social attitudes in the city- in a more comprehensive way than ever before. While the main People’s Panel tackles the big issues affecting council and NHS services in Hull, Vox Pop surveys help to explore the social attitudes of local… Continue Reading Life, death and Kingston upon Hull

Community champions recognised at new awards ceremony

Hull’s everyday health heroes will be honoured today at the first Hull 2020 Champions celebration event. The event will recognise the breadth of work going on among the CCG’s Hull 2020 Champion projects. ‘Champions’ come in all shapes and sizes, from passionate individuals to organised groups and charities. They are united by one thing; a… Continue Reading Community champions recognised at new awards ceremony

Hull CCG Clinical Chair supports regional #TalkSuicide campaign

People in Hull encouraged to complete short online suicide prevention training NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has joined organisations across the Humber, Coast and Vale Mental Health Partnership urging people in Hull to complete a free suicide prevention online training programme. The Humber, Coast and Vale Mental Health Partnership launched the #TalkSuicide campaign last… Continue Reading Hull CCG Clinical Chair supports regional #TalkSuicide campaign

NHS Hull CCG pledge Time to Test, following Chief Officer sharing her smear test story

NHS Hull CCG Chief Officer, Emma Latimer, has this week signed the Jo’s Trust Time to Test pledge, encouraging all CCG staff to attend vital cancer screening appointments, after sharing with them how a smear test saved her life. Emma shared the news with staff during Cervical Cancer Awareness Week, saying: “when I was 28 my… Continue Reading NHS Hull CCG pledge Time to Test, following Chief Officer sharing her smear test story

Ambulance Trust awarded integrated urgent care contract

NHS Commissioners in Yorkshire and Humber have announced that Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust has been awarded a contract to provide integrated urgent care services across the region for the next five years. The contract, worth £17.6 million in 2019/20, has been developed in line with a new national service specification to provide the region’s population… Continue Reading Ambulance Trust awarded integrated urgent care contract

New parents to get advice on emergency help

Pregnant women can find out where to get urgent medical help for themselves or their new babies at a special event for prospective parents this month. Hull’s team of midwives will be handing out leaflets at the Hey Baby Carousel to show how people can access medical attention during and after pregnancy. Parents will be… Continue Reading New parents to get advice on emergency help

NHS Long Term Plan to tackle major killer conditions and save up to half a million lives

The NHS Long Term Plan will save almost half a million more lives with practical action on major killer conditions and investment in world class, cutting edge treatments including genomic tests for every child with cancer. The blueprint to make the NHS fit for the future will use the latest technology, such as digital GP… Continue Reading NHS Long Term Plan to tackle major killer conditions and save up to half a million lives

Children’s University to spend a day in the life of the NHS

Hull and East Riding NHS organisations are set to open their doors next week to the Hull and East Yorkshire Children’s University, giving local children the opportunity to experience some of the many varied jobs available in the NHS. The Hull and East Yorkshire Children’s University is a local charity that has been running for… Continue Reading Children’s University to spend a day in the life of the NHS

Over 300 people admitted to intensive care last year with flu; protect yourself today – have your free flu vaccination

People in Hull are still being urged to take up the offer of a free flu vaccine which could protect against becoming seriously – even fatally – ill this winter. Information from Public Health England suggests that influenza is starting to circulate in the community, is at moderate levels, and the main type is well… Continue Reading Over 300 people admitted to intensive care last year with flu; protect yourself today – have your free flu vaccination

What to do if you become unwell over the Christmas and New Year holidays

Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day pharmacy opening times No one wants their Christmas and New Year ruined by illness or injury therefore, the local NHS and its partners are urging people to stay well this winter by being prepared and taking note of the following advice: For people taking regular prescription medication… Continue Reading What to do if you become unwell over the Christmas and New Year holidays

Lonsdale Community Centre – New courses for 2019

Hull 2020 Champion Lonsdale Community Centre are accepting enrollments for their new Freestyle Embroidery and Set It All courses starting in January 2019.

Christmas Day Community Drop-in at James Alexander Family Practice, Bransholme

Bransholme GP Dr Scot Richardson has teamed up with St John’s Church to offer a unique Christmas Day drop-in at the James Alexander Family Practice at Bransholme Health Centre. Local people are warmly invited for a hot drink, mince pie and a chat with practice team and Rev Matthew Martinson and members of nearby St… Continue Reading Christmas Day Community Drop-in at James Alexander Family Practice, Bransholme

New animation to encourage people to use A&E sensibly ahead of ‘Frantic Friday’

A new animation will be launched by Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust this week to urge people to use Urgent Treatment Centres as preparations get under way for “Frantic Friday”. More than 400 people have been attending Hull’s A&E department every day this winter, often causing long delays to treatment for people who… Continue Reading New animation to encourage people to use A&E sensibly ahead of ‘Frantic Friday’

CCG awards new Eating Disorders Service contract for Hull

City Health Care Partnership CIC has been awarded a new five-year contract by NHS Hull CCG to continue to provide services to people in Hull experiencing eating disorders. The Evolve service began ten years ago and its innovative ways of working have helped hundreds of people in their recovery from many types of eating disorder,… Continue Reading CCG awards new Eating Disorders Service contract for Hull

Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre recognised as Best NHS Collaboration

Hull’s Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre (ICC) has scooped the Best NHS Collaboration Award at the recent national Health Business Awards. This is the third award that the ICC has picked up in three months, coming only weeks after the centre won the Innovation in Health & Social Care Award at the Health and Care… Continue Reading Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre recognised as Best NHS Collaboration

Don’t get caught without your regular medication this Christmas

GPs in Hull are reminding people to pick up their repeat prescriptions before the Christmas bank holiday. Dr Dan Roper, chair of the CCG, commented: “Many GP surgeries and pharmacies will close for the holiday season, so it’s important for people who rely on regular medication to make sure they have ordered enough to last.”… Continue Reading Don’t get caught without your regular medication this Christmas

Hull GP named ‘GP of the Year’ in coveted national awards

Bransholme based GP, Dr Gabriel Hendow, has this week been named ‘GP of the Year’ in the coveted, national General Practice Awards 2018. Nominated for his innovative approach to creating a healthier Hull Dr Hendow has established several in-house clinics, above and beyond what is normally offered by a GP, and which are designed to… Continue Reading Hull GP named ‘GP of the Year’ in coveted national awards

My City, My Health, My Care winter edition now available

The winter 2018 edition of the My City, My Health, My Care newsletter is now available. The newsletter, which is available from GP surgeries, provides information on the developments in Primary Care and with GP services across the city. This edition of the newsletter includes an update on the new Access+ service, where patients can… Continue Reading My City, My Health, My Care winter edition now available

Don’t wait – seek help at the first sign of a winter illness

Local health leaders are encouraging people seek help at the first signs of a winter illness. From colds to the flu and stomach bugs – many ailments are common in the colder months. It’s important for people to care for their health and make sure they don’t let these illnesses take hold. Dr Dan Roper,… Continue Reading Don’t wait – seek help at the first sign of a winter illness

“Back Onside” – train with your rugby heroes

Hull Kingston Rovers Community Trust and Hull FC are teaming up for health with Rugby League Cares and Sport England, through National Lottery Funding, to bring you a new, exciting project called Back Onside. Back Onside provides you with the opportunity to train with past and current players to build your strength, stamina and fitness… Continue Reading “Back Onside” – train with your rugby heroes

Patients in Hull benefit from new Access+ service

Since Monday 1 October 2018 patients in Hull have been benefiting from access to medical appointments outside of usual GP surgery hours through a new extended access service, Access+. City Health Care Partnership CIC (CHCP CIC) has been awarded the contract on behalf of a partnership of practices. Access+ allows patients to book a routine… Continue Reading Patients in Hull benefit from new Access+ service

New People’s Panel Vox Pop is now open

Hull residents can now be louder than ever as NHS Hull CCG and Hull City Council launch their new People’s Panel Vox Pop survey. Vox pop, or vox populi in full, is a Latin phrase that means “voice of the people”. The new Vox Pop series will explore in detail what local people feel about things… Continue Reading New People’s Panel Vox Pop is now open

Choose Self Care for life: choose to invest in your future self

Invest in your future self this Self Care Week (12 – 18 November) by making small changes that can make a big difference. Choosing Self Care for Life is about making improvements in your life to protect your physical health and mental wellbeing. Follow these small steps to a healthier you: Get active; advice is… Continue Reading Choose Self Care for life: choose to invest in your future self

New feature phone box welcomed near the Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre

Fundraising hero Jean Bishop has officially unveiled a bee-utiful new phone box painted in her honour joined by nurses and social care staff from the nearby Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre (ICC), . Jean, 96, who is better known at Hull’s Bee Lady, created a bit of a buzz today while giving her seal of… Continue Reading New feature phone box welcomed near the Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre

Hull and East Riding students enjoy a day in the life of the NHS

Hull and East Riding students will be rolling up their sleeves as they get the chance to experience many of the different roles the NHS has to offer in the fourth annual ‘A Day in the Life of the NHS’ event at Hull Royal Infirmary on 12 and 13 November. The interactive learning event, brought… Continue Reading Hull and East Riding students enjoy a day in the life of the NHS

National Better Care team to see innovative work to support older people in Hull

On Tuesday 6 November the national Better Care support team is visiting the city to discover how Hull City Council and NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group work together to support some of the most vulnerable people in our city.  The Better Care Fund is a countrywide programme spanning both the NHS and local government which… Continue Reading National Better Care team to see innovative work to support older people in Hull

Expectant parents urged to protect their baby from flu this winter

Clinicians in Hull are urging expectant mothers to protect themselves and their baby against flu by being vaccinated this winter. In England 1 in 11 maternal deaths are attributed to flu or complications arising from the virus. Worryingly the uptake of the vaccine is low across Hull; putting women and babies at risk. Dr Amy… Continue Reading Expectant parents urged to protect their baby from flu this winter

Men being asked ‘are you alright mate?’ to break mental health stigma

Hull men are being encouraged to talk openly about their mental health at an event next month. Are you alright mate? is a half-day workshop looking at men’s emotional health which will explore ways that we, as a society, can encourage an open conversation about men’s mental health and spread the message that it is… Continue Reading Men being asked ‘are you alright mate?’ to break mental health stigma

More children eligible for a flu vaccination

This winter more children than ever before will eligible for a free flu vaccination courtesy of the NHS. If your child is aged 2–9 they can receive the vaccination at their regular GP or pharmacy. For smaller children this is given in the form of a quick and painless nasal spray. Flu can be horrible… Continue Reading More children eligible for a flu vaccination

Is the answer in the arts?

October has seen a big focus on mental health; the appointment of the first Suicide Prevention Minister, the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit and World Mental Health Day. Mental health is big news, with one in four people in England suffering with mental ill-health at some point in their lifetime. As a society we… Continue Reading Is the answer in the arts?

Share your feedback – stop smoking services

Hull City Council Public Health and NHS Hull CCG are re-procuring a Stop Smoking Service for the City. To ensure the service is fit for purpose and meet the needs of its users and those who refer into them, we are undertaking consultation. To enable us to gain the most comprehensive feedback we are asking… Continue Reading Share your feedback – stop smoking services

Call for people to take up free flu vaccine

People in Hull are being urged to take up the offer of a free flu vaccine which could protect against becoming seriously – even fatally – ill this winter. Anyone aged over 65, people with a long-term health condition, pregnant women and children aged up to ten are all eligible for a free vaccination. Front-line… Continue Reading Call for people to take up free flu vaccine

Hull CCG partners with local employers for National Work Life Week 1st – 5th October 2018

Four key businesses in Hull are to provide a range of taster sessions and activities next week for their workforce, to help to focus on the importance of having a good work-life balance. To coincide with National Work Life Week 1-5 October 2018, a week of events has been developed by NHS Hull CCG’s Working… Continue Reading Hull CCG partners with local employers for National Work Life Week 1st – 5th October 2018

Hull CCG backs award-winning musical about depression

A hilarious, award-winning, joyful, buoyant, gleeful, slightly silly, sugar-coated, unrelenting and completely super happy musical. Except for all the bits about depression. Award-winning Silent Uproar is taking their critically acclaimed show A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) on the road, in a national tour supported by NHS Hull CCG. Written by Olivier award… Continue Reading Hull CCG backs award-winning musical about depression

How old is your heart?

Do you know your heart age? Adults across the country are being encouraged to take a few minutes out of their day to get to know their heart age by taking a free online, ‘Heart Age Test’, which asks physical and lifestyle related information, as well as blood pressure and cholesterol, and determines if someone’s… Continue Reading How old is your heart?

NHS Hull CCG’s Emma Latimer shortlisted for HSJ Chief Executive of the Year

We are delighted to announce that NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group Chief Officer Emma Latimer has been shortlisted for a top health industry award – Health Service Journal’s (HSJ) Chief Executive of the Year 2018. The annual HSJ awards recognise excellence and innovation in health care across the UK and Emma is one of only… Continue Reading NHS Hull CCG’s Emma Latimer shortlisted for HSJ Chief Executive of the Year

Share your views on mental health services for parents during and after pregnancy.

Local NHS organisations in the Humber area are inviting parents who experienced mental health issues during or just after pregnancy to share their views on the area’s support services. Mental health provision in the Humber region is being extended, but to make sure the service provides what parents need, when they need it, local NHS… Continue Reading Share your views on mental health services for parents during and after pregnancy.

Help your local NHS services this bank holiday

Local GPs are urging people to use health services wisely over the bank holiday weekend. Dr Dan Roper, chair of NHS Hull CCG, said: “During long weekends, when many GP surgeries are closed, we often see an influx of people attending A&E with relatively mild conditions. “While we would never turn anyone away, this puts… Continue Reading Help your local NHS services this bank holiday

Share your views on hospital services in the Humber area

Across the Humber area, local health and care organisations are working in partnership to improve services for local people. We are working together to find ways of getting the best from our local hospital services. We have a number of really great health and care services in our area and many people have excellent experiences… Continue Reading Share your views on hospital services in the Humber area

New campaign calls for people to “tell their doctor” if they notice blood in their pee

This July, a new Be Clear on Cancer campaign launched to raise awareness of ‘blood in pee’ as a key symptom of bladder and kidney cancer. The campaign is urging people to tell their doctor straight away if they notice blood in their pee, even if it’s just once. The chances are it’s nothing serious,… Continue Reading New campaign calls for people to “tell their doctor” if they notice blood in their pee

Hull Planning Committee gives West Hull Health Hub conditional approval

NHS Hull CCG has welcomed the news that Hull Planning Committee has given its conditional approval to the plans to develop a new primary care health centre and pharmacy in the west of the city to accommodate Springhead Medical Practice. Please see statement from  the applicant Citycare below: “We have been working to bring forward… Continue Reading Hull Planning Committee gives West Hull Health Hub conditional approval

NHS Hull CCG rated ‘outstanding’ by NHS England for the second year running

NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is one of only 20 CCGs in the country to be rated as ‘outstanding’ under NHS England’s annual assessment scores which are published today. This is the second year running that NHS Hull CCG has been classed as ‘outstanding’ in NHS England’s ‘Ofsted’ style ratings.  All 195 CCGs in… Continue Reading NHS Hull CCG rated ‘outstanding’ by NHS England for the second year running

Winter vomiting bug hits hospitals in July

A virus normally seen during the winter months has led to temporary ward closures at Hull Royal Infirmary in recent days. Wards 11 and 110 have been closed to new admissions due to the winter vomiting bug, Norovirus, and further bays have been closed on ward 31 at the Queen’s Centre, Castle Hill Hospital, due… Continue Reading Winter vomiting bug hits hospitals in July

Blue… Thursday? Lighting up the city for the NHS

If you look up on tonight you may notice that Hull has turned a shade of blue. To help mark the NHS’s 70th birthday, buildings, historic monuments and other high profile sites across the country will be ‘lighting up’ blue on the evening of Thursday, 5 July. NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group has joined forces with… Continue Reading Blue… Thursday? Lighting up the city for the NHS

Opening of Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre, marks new era of care for frail, elderly in Hull

The Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre (ICC) in Hull will be officially opened on Friday 6th July 2018 during the week the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday.  This innovative new facility, the first of its type in the UK, will be opened by Jean Bishop, Hull’s Bee Lady, in front of 100 guests, and is… Continue Reading Opening of Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre, marks new era of care for frail, elderly in Hull

Join the party as the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday

Thursday 5 July is 70 years to the day health secretary Aneurin Bevan launched the NHS in 1948, and to celebrate the Hull and East Riding Health Expo will take place at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on Ferensway in Hull. The event will start at 10am and continue until 4pm, with members of the public… Continue Reading Join the party as the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday

Raise a cuppa: Big 7Tea Party hosted by NHS Hull to celebrate the NHS turning 70

As the NHS turns 70 NHS Hull CCG is inviting staff both past and present, with long service of around 40 years, to join them to celebrate at the NHS Hull Big 7Tea party. The National Health Service is turning 70 on 5 July 2018 and is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of… Continue Reading Raise a cuppa: Big 7Tea Party hosted by NHS Hull to celebrate the NHS turning 70

Smoke-free policy for junior football games

The sidelines of all Hull’s junior football games will go smoke-free when the new season begins in September. Partners including Hull & District Youth Football League, East Riding Girls League, Hull City Council, East Riding Council, and East Riding Football Association – which covers Hull – have teamed up to promote healthy lifestyles. The smoke-free… Continue Reading Smoke-free policy for junior football games

NHS Hull CCG AGM looks to the future and celebrates the 70th year of the NHS

NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is inviting people to join them in celebrating a year in local healthcare at their Annual General Meeting. This year the AGM is taking place on Wednesday 27 June at the Ferens Art Gallery on Queen Victoria Square, Hull from 5.30pm – 8.00 pm with formal presentations from 6.00… Continue Reading NHS Hull CCG AGM looks to the future and celebrates the 70th year of the NHS

Parkrun marks the NHS 70th birthday

To help mark the 70th birthday of the NHS, healthcare professionals from around England have teamed up with parkrun UK to jointly host – on Saturday 9 June – an NHS70 Parkrun day. With support from NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Hull’s three Parkruns will give their regular events a special NHS theme for… Continue Reading Parkrun marks the NHS 70th birthday

#HealthySelfies are back!

It’s back by popular demand; once again NHS Hull CCG is challenging the people of Hull to share their #HealthySelfies! Last year, as part of the City Of Culture’s successful Challenge Hull programme, we asked local people, community groups and city services to share photos of the activities that help them feel healthy and well.… Continue Reading #HealthySelfies are back!

Protecting the mental health of Hull’s workforce

Two training sessions are being held to help businesses in Hull promote and protect the mental health of their employees. As part of the Working Voices initiative NHS Hull CCG is pleased to offer an opportunity for local businesses to attend a health seminar which aims to provide key information and useful contacts in support… Continue Reading Protecting the mental health of Hull’s workforce

Step in to National Walking Month

It’s time to grab your comfy trainers and hit the street for National Walking Month. This May NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Hull City Council and partners in the community are working together to host and promote four weeks of fun and exciting walks designed to help people get walking. Walking briskly for just… Continue Reading Step in to National Walking Month

Info for women aged 70-79 – you may not have received a screening invitation

Some women aged between 70 and 79 are being offered the opportunity for a breast screen. This is because some women did not receive an invitation for a final screen, as part of the routine NHS Breast Screening Programme. The Breast Screening Programme usually invites women to have a screen once every 3 years when… Continue Reading Info for women aged 70-79 – you may not have received a screening invitation

Hall Road Academy children learn about healthy lifestyles

Hull and East Yorkshire Children’s University (HEY CU) is teaming up with NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to build upon their Healthy Lifestyles programme in schools across the city of Hull.  To launch this exciting new partnership, on Thursday 26th April between 9:30-10:30am Sue Lee, Associate Director of Communications and Engagement at NHS Hull… Continue Reading Hall Road Academy children learn about healthy lifestyles

Hull and East Yorkshire residents urged to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes

Hull and East Yorkshire residents are being urged to eat healthily and be more active in order to help reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes during Diabetes Prevention Week (16-22 April 2018). It is estimated that around 54,000 people in Hull and East Yorkshire are currently at risk of developing type 2 diabetes; which… Continue Reading Hull and East Yorkshire residents urged to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes

Adult mental health urgent care services improved after commissioners give provider vital extra funds

Improvements have been made to adult mental health urgent care services in Hull and East Riding after care commissioners gave the provider vital additional funds. Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust has invested the money after securing it from Hull and East Riding clinical commissioning groups and NHS England. Trust managers hope the funding will reduce… Continue Reading Adult mental health urgent care services improved after commissioners give provider vital extra funds

Walking wins prizes at Health Day

Rugby fans will be in with a chance to win some super league prizes this Saturday at a Health Day being held by the Teaming Up for Health Partnership. The event will take place on April 14 at KCOM Craven Park from 10am-2pm, where over 30 local organisations will be offering free activities, advice and… Continue Reading Walking wins prizes at Health Day

Hull FC and Hull KR Team Up with NHS

‘Teaming up for Health’ is a new initiative which aims to take a fresh look at improving health in the city.  The partnership has been formed between both Rugby League Clubs Hull FC and Hull KR and NHS Hull CCG, and is launching at the Derby game on Good Friday at KCOM Craven Park.  As… Continue Reading Hull FC and Hull KR Team Up with NHS

Order your repeat prescriptions early and make sure your Easter plans hatch without a hitch

Bad puns aside, the NHS would like to remind local people to pick up their repeat prescriptions in plenty of time before the Easter break. If you use regular medications, please make sure you have enough to last over the long weekend when many GPs and pharmacies will be closed. It is also worth stocking… Continue Reading Order your repeat prescriptions early and make sure your Easter plans hatch without a hitch

Hull partnership highly commended in public service ‘Oscars’

NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Hull City Council have been highly commended in a national award ceremony last night for their approach to shaping the future of health and social care services for people in Hull. The partnership was shortlisted from dozens of entries in the Health and Social Care category of the… Continue Reading Hull partnership highly commended in public service ‘Oscars’

Families and health care services launch new Down’s Syndrome Care Pathway for Hull

Families, carers, NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the Downright Special Network, local health professionals and people with Down’s Syndrome will come together on World Down Syndrome Awareness Day 2018 (21 March) to launch the unique Down’s Syndrome Pathway for Hull. Care pathways are a way of setting out a process of best practice to be… Continue Reading Families and health care services launch new Down’s Syndrome Care Pathway for Hull

The spring People’s Panel is now open

The People’s Panel is back! This spring the panel has a whole new set of questions to ask the people of Hull. In this survey you are asked for your thoughts on local heritage and regeneration. In this survey the panel asks about: Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City heritage project Old Town Heritage Action Zone Regeneration… Continue Reading The spring People’s Panel is now open

Have you tried online GP consultation?

People in Hull are invited to share their thoughts on eConsult; a new web-based consultation system which allows users to get online medical advice from their GP. In August 2017 the eConsult service was launched to help patients consult their GP using a simple online web-form. After submitting a form the practice would typically get… Continue Reading Have you tried online GP consultation?

Fire crews play their part in new approach to elderly health care

Fire crews are preparing to move into a brand new £9 million Integrated Care Centre, joining forces with the NHS and other partners to help reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and transform elderly care. The Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre, on the site of the former David Lister School in East Hull, is named after Hull’s… Continue Reading Fire crews play their part in new approach to elderly health care

Local Nurses shortlisted for Practice Nursing Awards

Five nurses working in Hull GP Practices have been shortlisted in the Recognising the Value of General Practice Nursing (GPN) Nursing Awards being held tonight for the Humber Coast and Vale area. Sarah Smyth, Director of Quality & Clinical Governance / Executive Nurse at NHS Hull CCG said: “It is a great honour and privilege… Continue Reading Local Nurses shortlisted for Practice Nursing Awards

Hull’s Local Action Group Board is seeking volunteer resident representatives

Hull’s Local Action Group Board is looking for residents to become volunteer representatives and share knowledge about their local communities. What is the Local Action Group Board? Hull has been awarded Community Led Local Development funding, which is a European Union grant funding programme for projects that will help people into or towards employment, or… Continue Reading Hull’s Local Action Group Board is seeking volunteer resident representatives

Share your experiences of personal health budgets

NHS England is running an online survey to gather feedback about people’s experiences of personal health budgets across England. Opening on Thursday 1 March and running until Monday 30 April, the survey is open to all current or previous personal health budget and integrated personal budget holders. A personal health budget is an amount of money to… Continue Reading Share your experiences of personal health budgets

Protect your water supplies from the freezing weather

Hull residents have already experienced two days of snow and the MET office are predicting that we could see more snowfall, accompanied by sub-zero temperatures, over the next few days. With this in mind, Yorkshire Water has issued some advice on how to keep your water supplies protected in these freezing temperatures. Cold snaps can… Continue Reading Protect your water supplies from the freezing weather

Stay well in the cold weather

The Met Office has issued a warning for Yorkshire and Humber, giving a 99 per cent chance of severe cold, icy conditions and snow over the coming days. Some people are more vulnerable to becoming poorly in the cold, including those with long term conditions like diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). These people… Continue Reading Stay well in the cold weather

Personal wheelchair budgets – information event

As part of a development being led by NHS England, NHS East Riding of Yorkshire CCG and NHS Hull CCG are currently working closely with the wheelchair service to develop a Personal Wheelchair Budget offer to replace the Voucher scheme. Are you interested in finding out more about the development of the service? If so… Continue Reading Personal wheelchair budgets – information event

Make the most of your NHS

A campaign aimed at reducing unnecessary medicine waste launches today (19 February) across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire GPs and community pharmacies. NHS East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Hull CCG estimate that an incredible £2.8million is lost each year across the region through medicines waste alone. The campaign, launched by… Continue Reading Make the most of your NHS

Act F.A.S.T campaign returns to empower people to call 999 at any sign of a stroke

This February, Public Health England, working closely with Stroke Association, relaunched their national “Act F.A.S.T.” stroke campaign. The campaign raises awareness for the signs of stroke and reinforces the importance of acting F.A.S.T. and calling 999 if you notice any single one of the signs in yourself or others. The F.A.S.T. (Face, Arms, Speech, Time)… Continue Reading Act F.A.S.T campaign returns to empower people to call 999 at any sign of a stroke

Parents in Yorkshire and Humber urged to think pharmacist first

Millions of parents could get more convenient and timely expert advice if their child has a minor illness by opting to go to their local pharmacist first instead of the GP. The NHS is urging more parents to use their pharmacy first in a move which could help free up GP time for sicker patients and… Continue Reading Parents in Yorkshire and Humber urged to think pharmacist first

New award recognises local Practice Nurses

Residents in Hull are invited to nominate a practice nurse for a new award which celebrates the skills, expertise and dedication of those nurses who provide care within the city’s GP surgeries. The ‘Recognising the Value of General Practice Nursing Awards’ will take place for the first time this year and all practice nurses or… Continue Reading New award recognises local Practice Nurses

Share your views on improved access to GP services

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… Continue Reading Share your views on improved access to GP services

More Clinical Pharmacists set to boost GP services in Hull

Patients in Hull, Harrogate and North Lincolnshire are among 34 million nationally set to benefit from improved GP services as NHS England boosts the number of surgery-based clinical pharmacists. NHS England has announced today that 168 more pharmacists nationally will be in post by March 2018. Leeds Road Surgery in Harrogate will have one full… Continue Reading More Clinical Pharmacists set to boost GP services in Hull