Doors open to a new Community Diagnostic Centre in York

A new Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) has opened its doors in York, to help speed up the detection of many serious illnesses – meaning patients can start their treatment and recovery much sooner. Located at Askham Bar Community Care Centre, the CDC will play a vital role in speeding up diagnosis for illnesses, such as … 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

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

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

This new year, swap smoking for more money and better mental health!

Stopping smoking is often referred to as ‘giving up’. But this New Year, Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership wants people to focus on the gains. By swapping cigarettes to safer forms of nicotine, such as patches, gum or a vape it says people can save hundreds of pounds, with significant improvements to … Read more

York set to host its first multicultural health festival

The city of York is set to experience its first multicultural health festival later this month with the York Health Mela. The brand-new festival, which aims to address health inequalities in marginalised communities, will take place on Sunday 24 September at the York Art Gallery in Museum Gardens. The word mela means ‘meeting’ or ‘gathering’ … Read more