Fit 4 the Future - Hambleton Fit 4 the Future - Hambleton

Fit 4 the Future in Hambleton is an ambitious vision for re-shaping the way health and social care is provided in the area. 

Local people, staff and other key stakeholders will be invited to take part in a ‘care conversation’ designed to identify opportunities for working together to improve local services and enhance vital services such as the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.


  • Keep the Friarage Hospital at the centre of healthcare for the people of Hambleton.
  • Address the immediate issues of the urgent care pathway.
  • Ensure that treating people at, or near to home, is a viable option wherever possible.
  • Work together across the system to shift the focus from illness to wellness.
  • Assess the future purpose of the community hospitals.
  • Create a step change in the integration of health and social care.
  • Radically rethink the delivery of health and care in rural areas, including the use of technology.
  • Radically rethink and take opportunities to reform our workforce.

The project is jointly led by Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

Get in touch with the CCG

To contact South Tees Hospitals please email or visit their website