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

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

Integrated Care Board meeting to take place on 10 April

The monthly meeting in public of NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) will take place on Wednesday 10 April 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

No clues campaign: Encouraging free blood pressure checks

The Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership is supporting a new campaign to encourage people over the age of 40 to get a free blood pressure check at their local pharmacy. High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases the risk of serious problems such as heart … 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