Lincolnshire man’s eight-stone weight loss journey: ‘I feel like a totally different person and have a great zest for life’

A man from Waltham in north-east Lincolnshire has spoken of losing almost eight stone during a 12-week weight management programme. John Fawcett, 57, weighed 126.2kg when he became type 2 diabetic. He was overweight and often felt tired during the day. He became a grandad for the first time which made him want to lose … Read more

Free NHS Health Kiosks dispatched in York to improve community health

Three ‘health kiosks’ are set to be rolled out in York as part of a ground-breaking initiative to improve the health of the city’s population.  Free to use, the kiosks measure a person’s height, weight, BMI, blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen saturation.  People can then use the information and speak to a local pharmacist … Read more

Health leaders back major new childhood immunisation and vaccination campaign

Health leaders in Humber and North Yorkshire are backing a major new campaign to remind parents and carers of the risk of their children missing out on protection against serious diseases – with an urgent call to action to catch up on missed vaccinations. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) campaign has released a powerful … Read more

NHS Humber and North Yorkshire launches campaign to showcase diverse roles in GP practices

A new campaign has been launched by the NHS in Humber and North Yorkshire to showcase the different healthcare professionals working in our GP practices.  Primary care services across the country provide the first point of contact in the healthcare system and act as the ‘front door’ of the NHS.   This new campaign aims to … Read more

Plans for Community Diagnostic Centre in Hull approved

Construction work will begin shortly for the Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) in Hull’s Albion Square after planning approval was granted with conditions. Hull City Council’s planning committee approved plans for the £18 million NHS facility which will welcome thousands of patients annually, relieving the strain on acute hospitals whilst also creating around 100 local jobs. … Read more

Work begins on new Community Diagnostic Centre in Grimsby

Work has now started on converting five units in Grimsby’s Freshney Place Shopping Centre into a bespoke Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) that will help to transform healthcare in North East Lincolnshire.  Once complete, 150,000 additional diagnostic appointments a year will be available to patients at a convenient, central location, rather than travelling to a hospital. … Read more

Joint Serious Violence Strategy published for York and North Yorkshire

Agencies from across York and North Yorkshire – including NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board – have come together to publish a Serious Violence Response Strategy (SVRS), assessing the current state of serious violence across our region and assigning key priorities to help combat it. The Serious Violence Duty (SVD) introduced by the Home Office … Read more

No need to see a GP: pharmacies in Humber and North Yorkshire can now assess and treat seven common conditions

Patients across Humber and North Yorkshire are now able to get treatment for seven common conditions at their high street pharmacy without needing to see a GP, as part of a major transformation in the way the NHS delivers care. Almost 95% of pharmacies in the north east and Yorkshire region will be offering the … Read more

Discover fulfilling careers in health and care in Humber and North Yorkshire: new websites launched

Two new careers websites have been launched to encourage people to pursue a career in health and care across Humber and North Yorkshire (HNY). HNY Careers Hub ( is a one stop shop for all things health and care careers, targeting all ages and career stages. Supporting people to understand their skills, education and training … Read more

Health leaders urge more people to get vaccinated against measles as cases surge

Health leaders say they are concerned that not enough people are vaccinated against measles – and are urging people to come forward. The Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) jab, is delivered in two doses, the first given at 12 months, and the second at about three years and four months, before children start school. However, around … Read more