YorkpressGP PRACTICES across York have seen a fall in non-coronavirus appointments since the virus outbreak started – and are appealing for people to get in touch if they need a doctor. Dr Nigel Wells, Clinical Chair of NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group, said surgeries across the city are...
SkyThe schools shutdown will widen the education gap between north and south, MPs will warn the education secretary today. In an open letter to Gavin Williamson, more than 50 MPs and peers have said urgent action is needed to prevent the poorest pupils falling behind long-term. Two thirds of secondary schools...
YorkpressSHAMBLES could be turned into a one-way street for pedestrians when the coronavirus lockdown is relaxed - under measures being considered to help city centre businesses reopen. The government has not yet outlined how or when many businesses will be able to reopen. But York organisations, retailers and business owners are...
YorkpressRESIDENTS with painful toothaches can finally get an examination and treatment in York, following the opening of dental hubs offering emergency care. People have been unable to get face-to-face dental treatment in the city for several weeks since the lockdown started because of the coronavirus pandemic. One such patient is David...
YorkpressTHE number of people who have died in York care homes from coronavirus has risen to nine, according to the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics. Six people have died in their own homes and one in a hospice in the city. The statistics say that up to...
SkyLaura Tanner is one of more than 100 NHS workers who have died from COVID-19. The 51-year-old passed away at home on 1 April, after both her and her husband Kevin became ill with the coronavirus. Laura had worked for the Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group for more than 10...
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SkyThe health secretary has insisted that protecting care home patients from coronavirus has been a "top priority from the start", after Sky News was told that elderly patients have been discharged into care homes before they are well enough. In some cases, they have not been tested before they return,...
YorkpressCharlotte Robinson, of Yew Tree Mews, in Osbaldwick, posted this video on Twitter showing around 40 to 50 cows on the loose near her home after escaping from a nearby farm. @minsterfm this is last night at around 12am, I thought someone was breaking into the house and when I...
SkyMedical experts are investigating a possible link between coronavirus and cases of a rare severe inflammatory condition among UK children. The health secretary has expressed his concern about what appears to be Kawasaki disease, a syndrome which is more common in parts of Asia. Hayley Grix, whose three-year-old son Marley recovered...