Humber, Coast and Vale Cancer Alliance is working with its partners to pilot new primary care Breast Pain Clinics, following an increase in the number of two-week wait referrals for suspected breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, as we continue to work with our partners to highlight the early signs of cancer through our Cancer Champion programme and other initiatives such as the NHS Help Us Help You campaign, we are pleased to have seen the number of urgent breast cancer referrals rise since the … Read more

Despite national guidance, there is still a lot of vaccine hesitancy amongst pregnant women.  The Ask a Midwife service has seen an increasing number of messages come in from expectant mums, their partners, family and friends seeking advice and to gain reassurance that the vaccine is absolutely safe for them and their baby. In August, … Read more

Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership becomes the first Integrated Care Partnership to commit to Levelling Up, to directly tackle health inequalities for our local communities

I am delighted to announce that Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership has become the first integrated care system to commit to producing a Levelling Up Impact Report to measure its impact against the UK Government’s Levelling Up Goals. The Levelling Up Goals, formed in 2020, are chaired by Rt Hon Justine Greening, … Read more

For World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September 2021), we reflect on a major milestone for #TalkSuicide – the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership’s campaign to reduce the stigma around suicide through the provision of suicide prevention training.

Despite the challenges of delivering training and engaging with partners through the Covid-19 pandemic, since the start of the campaign in February 2020, over 11,000 people have completed free suicide prevention training provided by the Zero Suicide Alliance at www.talksuicide.co.uk According to the Office for National Statistics, there were 5,691 suicides registered in England and … Read more