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Physician associate supporting GPs in Keighley

A GP surgery in Keighley is leading the way with a new type of medical professional helping to support GPs this winter. Mohammed Hussain is a physician associate, based at Holycroft Surgery in Keighley, part of NHS Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group. Mohammed is one of two physician associates across Yorkshire. Trained up […]

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NHS England optometry adviser named Optometrist of the Year

Leeds-based optometrist Steve Clark has been be named Optometrist of the Year 2018 by the Association of Optometrists (AOP). The AOP Awards, now in its seventh year, recognises the highest levels of achievement in UK optics. The Optometrist of the Year award celebrates practitioners who have combined a commitment to patient care with proven hands-on […]

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Cold weather increases risk of heart attack and stroke

The NHS in North East and North Cumbria is warning residents with long term conditions, like asthma and heart disease, of the added risk to their health during and after winter weather warnings.   Heart attacks increase almost immediately after a cold snap accounting for two-in-five winter excess deaths (the number of people who die during […]

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Leaflet answers patient referral questions in Lancashire and South Cumbria

A new leaflet has been developed to help answer common patient questions when they are referred to a specialist or hospital consultant. The leaflet, which is available in all GP practices across Lancashire and South Cumbria, has been produced by NHS England, the British Medical Association (BMA) and the National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP). […]

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Leaflet answers patient referral questions in Cheshire and Merseyside

A new leaflet has been published to help patients answer common questions when they are referred to a hospital consultant. The leaflet, which is available in all GP practices across Cheshire and Merseyside, has been produced by NHS England, the British Medical Association (BMA) and the National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP). It describes what […]

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Do you know a special nurse who works in a GP practice?

Patients are being asked to vote for their favourite practice nurse across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, Humber, Coast and Vale, West Yorkshire and Harrogate as part of an awards event organised by NHS England. The awards are for nurses working within GP practices and aim to recognise the skills, expertise and dedication of practice nurses […]

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Clinical pharmacists to boost GP services for patients and practices

Nearly 34 million patients will benefit from improved GP services as NHS England increases the number of surgery-based clinical pharmacists that can offer expert medication and treatment. The NHS England scheme has proved popular with both patients and GP practices and today’s announcement approves funding for over 160 more pharmacists. Including previously approved posts, it […]

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Know your options

The NHS in the North East and North Cumbria is asking people to think carefully and consider which health service to use. After a busy festive period, ailments arising from cold weather and flu as well as cases of the winter bug, norovirus, mean demand on NHS services is heightened. Conditions like heart disease, stroke […]

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Don’t visit hospital if you have flu-like symptoms

The NHS is urging people in the region not to visit hospitals if they are unwell, have been unwell in the last 48 hours, or have had contact with a person with flu-like symptoms in recent days.  They are also advising people to get the flu jab and protect themselves against influenza as figures indicate […]

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