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

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

Hull’s hidden heroes: meet the charities and voluntary organisations striving to make Hull a healthier and happier place

The hidden heroes that make up Hull’s voluntary and community sector are coming together for a health and wellbeing event to showcase how they can support you – and what you can do to help them too. With public sector services under pressure, the vital support offered through local charities and voluntary organisations is now … Read more

Local GPs encourage coronavirus vaccine confidence amongst culturally diverse communities

General practitioners (GPs) across the region have filmed an important message in multiple languages to encourage vaccine confidence. Across England, GPs have raised concerns over a low uptake of coronavirus vaccination among patients from ethnic minority backgrounds – warning that misinformation has left some patients reluctant to come forward. NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) across … Read more

An app a day… helping Humber stay happy and healthy

NHS partners across the Humber are breaking new ground with an innovation designed to help people lead healthier lives from their smartphone and tablet. With more than 325,000 health apps on the market, there is now a solution to help residents of the Humber region find the best and safest ones, in the shape of … Read more