Setting up the emergency medical features on your phone could save your life. It allows ambulance staff to see information like allergies, medical conditions and who to contact in case of an emergency. Most smartphones have a feature that can help ambulance staff to access your information in case of an emergency without needing your … Read more
The first NHS gambling clinic for children will open this year as part of a new network of services for addicts being rolled out as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. The move comes amid growing concern that the scourge of problem gambling is being fuelled by online gaming sites and targeted adverts, NHS … Read more
At the request of the Department of Health and Social Care, the CQC has looked at how well the Mental Health Act (MHA) Code of Practice is being used across mental health services since it was updated in 2015. They looked for the useful things and the barriers that services have found when they use … Read more
Finding out you have sight loss can be a scary experience and leave you feeling alone and anxious about the future. However, you are not alone. Sight Support Hull & East Yorkshire are here to help you adjust to living with sight loss, and give you the tools you need to live your life the … Read more
Infant mortality rates in England and Wales have risen for the third year in a row with families in the poorest communities worst affected, official data shows. Between 2016 and 2017 the infant mortality rate rose from 3.8 deaths per 1,000 births, to 3.9 per 1,000, data from the Office for National Statistics shows. This means the infant mortality rate … Read more
How can health and care professionals help with the issue of patient transport? 1. Supporting people to find out if they are eligible for non-emergency transport services 2. Promoting how patients may be able to get a refund on their transport costs In our latest review of people’s experiences of NHS and social care … Read more
End of life care is support for people who are in the last months or years of their life. Take a look at this guidance to help you know what to expect, how to plan ahead and how to manage your day to day decisions.
Suicide is now the biggest killer of men under 50. Talking to someone, especially in a group setting can help you cope with difficult times and help you make positive changes to your life. Mind have re-launched their men’s suicide prevention group ‘You Matter‘ at their offices in Hull. The group is for local men who are at … Read more
One in every two smokers will die from a smoking related illness. How will your family cope if you are the one? Want to Quit smoking but not sure where you’re nearest Stop smoking clinic is, then click here to find your nearest stop smoking clinic.
Communities Minister Lord Bourne launched a national strategy to tackle entrenched inequality and improve the lives of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities on Thursday 6thJune. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is to lead the national strategy, working with several government departments and the Cabinet Office Race Disparity Unit to improve outcomes … Read more