Updates from the East Riding CCG
Help us help you get the treatment you need over the bank holiday weekend
To help with the increased demand due to coronavirus (COVID-19), GP practices, pharmacies and Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC) across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire will remain open on the bank holiday Friday, 8 May 2020.
If you need to be seen by a GP or other clinician on the bank holiday Friday, please be aware that you may be directed to another nearby practice instead of your usual practice.
Many pharmacies will also be open on bank holiday Friday between 2pm and 5pm and a limited number will be open in the morning. You can find the latest pharmacy bank holiday opening hours across Hull and East Riding here.
Access to GP and pharmacy services over the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) will operate in the same way as any normal weekend. For information on how to access GP services on evenings and weekends, click here for Hull and here the East Riding.
If you need urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service. If you cannot get online, call 111. UTCs can treat minor ailments such as cuts, burns and suspected fractures, with no appointment necessary. Find out more about East Riding UTCs here and Hull UTCs here.
If you are in a serious or life threatening emergency, call 999.
Please remember that if you need medical help, the NHS is still here for you.
Alzheimer’s Society support during lockdown
Staff from the Alzheimer’s Society in Hull and East Riding are working hard from home to continue providing information, advice or support around living with/supporting someone with dementia.
People can access this support by phone (01482) 211 255 or email email@example.com.
(Please note the phone will go to answerphone, but the team are picking up messages throughout the day and will call back.)
Dementia toolkit for Coronavirus volunteers
The Alzheimer’s Society has also created a toolkit for volunteers supporting the coronavirus response.
It is important that those offering their time to help vulnerable people within their communities are more aware of what it is like to live with dementia, so they can better support those living with the condition.
The toolkit included top for a volunteer to follow, including; learning a little more about the condition, communicating effectively and where to signpost to for specialist support.
To access the toolkit, please click here.
In recognition of the amazing work-taking place within communities across Hull and the East Riding we have launched a new campaign called #CovidCommunityHereos to celebrate and thank those people who are going above and beyond to help make a difference during the Covid-19 pandemic.
If you know someone who has made a positive difference to their local community, or you have been helped by someone and you would like to say thank you, please let us know.
Hull residents, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
East Riding residents, please email: ERYCCG.ContactUs@nhs.net
Please click here to view the campaign artwork.
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership has become an Integrated Care System (ICS), after our application was ratified by NHS England and NHS Improvement. Find out more at https://humbercoastandvale.org.uk/2020/05/04/humber-coast-and-vale-health-and-care-partnership-achieves-integrated-care-system-status/.