World Hypertension Day: Local GP encourages people to get blood pressure checked

A local GP wants more people to be aware of their blood pressure and the dangers of hypertension, describing the condition as “a silent killer”. High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. If untreated, it increases the risk of serious problems like heart attacks and strokes, as well as serious kidney disease. Across … Read more

Integrated Care Board meeting to take place on 8 May

The monthly meeting in public of NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) will take place on Wednesday 8 May 2024. Members of the public are invited to observe the meeting virtually via YouTube from 9:30am. The meeting will be an opportunity to hear from members of the Board and learn more about … Read more

Staying safe and well this May Bank Holiday

People across Humber and North Yorkshire are being reminded to be prepared, stay safe and use the right services over the upcoming May bank holidays. With the long weekend fast approaching, NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) is encouraging residents to take proactive steps to ensure their healthcare needs are met. The … Read more

Positive signs of recovery in Humber and North Yorkshire’s health system

Health leaders in Humber and North Yorkshire say there are positive signs “the system is emerging from the long shadow of COVID-19”. All parts of the NHS have been under extraordinary and sustained pressure following the global pandemic, with demand for care and treatment in many parts of the health service far exceeding pre-COVID levels. … Read more

Humber and North Yorkshire communities urged to offer thoughts on urgent care and NHS 111

Residents across Humber and North Yorkshire are being reminded there is still time to have their say on accessing urgent care and NHS 111. Over the last month, NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) has been speaking to local communities and gathering feedback to better understand how people access urgent but non-life-threatening … Read more

As I see it – the latest blog from Sue Symington

As I see it – the latest blog from Sue Symington Visiting healthcare providers and partner organisations is an important aspect of the chair’s role in a number of ways – to see and experience services first-hand, to meet staff and service users, and to gain an insight into the great diversity of services provided … Read more

New study shows economic boost of ‘smokefree generation’ ambition

Spending power worth millions of pounds to local economies in Humber and North Yorkshire would be unlocked if England became completely smokefree, according to a new study. The research, led by the University of Sheffield’s Addictions Research Group in collaboration with the University of Nottingham, reveals if everyone in the country quit smoking, the economic … Read more

Hundreds attend Dementia Conference to shape Strategy for Humber and North Yorkshire 

More than 100 people have attended a major conference in North Yorkshire aimed at improving the care of people living with dementia. The conference, held at Rudding Park in Harrogate, was titled ‘Dementia: A Life Still to Be Lived’. The name was inspired by the late Wendy Mitchell, an NHS worker and dementia champion. Wendy … Read more