Last chance to get involved in the consultation on the future of services

Doctors leading the consultation on the future of urgent care services at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, are calling on the public to get involved and have their say, before the process comes to an end on Friday 17 January. As part of the consultation led by NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), in partnership with South Tees Hospitals NHS...
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How to stay well over Christmas and New Year

Doctors in North Yorkshire are urging patients to check their stocks of repeat medication ahead of the Christmas period.   With most GP practices closed for Christmas Day and Boxing Day, other local NHS services often experience increased demand, with the NHS 111 telephone service receiving high volumes of calls from patients who have run out of their vital medication. ...
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Visitors urged to keep flu out of hospital

Visitors to hospitals in North and East Yorkshire are being urged to help protect patients and staff by reducing the spread of flu and other illnesses which are commonly associated with winter. Flu, short for influenza, is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes. It can prove fatal for vulnerable people, with those aged 65 and over and with long-term health...
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Supporting people with their mental health – providing the right care, in the right place

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, our specialist mental health provider, are working together with partners across health, social care and voluntary sectors to launch Right Care, Right Place. Right Care, Right Place aims to work with service users and carers, local communities, partnership organisations and staff across those organisations to improve people’s experience of...
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Pharmacy opening times – Christmas and New Year 2019/20

    You can also find out details of opening times in neighbouring areas here
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Innovative new programme to prevent ‘shaken baby syndrome’ launches across the region

Last week saw the regional launch of an innovative new programme to support parents manage normal infant crying and to prevent abusive head trauma injuries to babies caused by shaking, also referred to as ‘shaken baby syndrome’. ‘ICON – Babies Cry, You can Cope’ (ICON) is an evidenced-based programme designed to help parents and carers understand the normal crying pattern of young infants...
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North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups back World Antibiotics Awareness Week campaign

NHS Hambleton Richmondshire and Whitby, NHS Harrogate and Rural District and NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are backing a national campaign which aims to increase awareness of antibiotic resistance. The campaign known as ‘World Antibiotics Awareness Week’ will run from 18 to 22 November targeting the general public, health workers and...
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New programme launched to prevent abusive head trauma injuries to babies

On November 8th, the Designated Nurses team will be hosting the North Yorkshire and York launch of an innovative new programme to prevent abusive head trauma injuries to babies caused by shaking. ‘ICON – Babies Cry, You can Cope’ (ICON) is an evidenced-based programme designed to help parents and carers understand the normal crying pattern of young infants and to help them develop...
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Merger approved for three North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups

NHS England has approved the merger of three North Yorkshire clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). The three CCGs – NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG, NHS Harrogate and Rural District CCG and NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG – will become the North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group on 1 April 2020. We welcome NHS England’s decision and the benefits it will bring to...
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Local Transformation Plan for Children and Young People's Mental Health October 2019 Refresh

The North Yorkshire CCGs have continued to work closely with key partners, children, young people and families to improve mental health care for all children and young people. The Local Transformation Plan for Children and Young People's Mental Health October 2019 Refresh outlines some of the key accomplishments over the last year and sets the key priorities for the year ahead. The...
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GP advice on how to stay well this winter

  With winter just around the corner, NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG are advising local residents on the best ways to stay well during the cold weather. There are a number of effects the winter can have, and they are not just physical, the colder weather and shorter days can also affect your mental health. NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG,...
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New online mental health support for young people in North Yorkshire

Young people aged 11-18 in Harrogate and Rural District and across North Yorkshire can now access Kooth, a website offering free online counselling and emotional wellbeing support. Kooth  (www.kooth.com ), from digital mental health provider XenZone, gives young people instant access to emotional and wellbeing advice and support whenever and whenever they need it. It...
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Keep infections at bay – health bosses call on patients with flu or norovirus to stay away from hospital

The NHS in York and North Yorkshire is calling on residents and communities for help to prevent the spread of winter infections. An outbreak of influenza or norovirus in hospital could have serious consequences for patients who are already poorly and can lead to entire wards being shut down and quarantined, putting an additional strain on NHS resources at a time when they are most in...
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Proposed NY CCGs Merger

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Annual General Meeting is open to the public

Members of the public are invited to the Annual General Meeting of NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on Thursday 25 July. The event will follow on from the CCGs Governing Body meeting at Evolution Business Centre, County Business Park, Darlington Road, Northallerton DL6 2NQ and will begin at 3.30pm.  Talking points will include...
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Notice of Primary Care Commissioning Committee meeting

Tuesday 16 July 2019 3.15pm – 5pm NHS Boardroom 2, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG, Civic Centre, Stone Cross, Northallerton DL6 2UU NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding a Primary Care Commissioning Committee meeting on Tuesday 16 July 2019. Linda Lloyd, Chair of the Committee said: “This...
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3 North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups announce appointments to strategic leadership team

The three North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG, NHS Harrogate and Rural District CCG and NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG, today announce two appointments to their shared senior leadership team. Wendy Balmain has joined the team as Director of Strategy and Integration . Wendy previously served as Director of...
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Notice of next CCG Governing Body meeting – Thursday 23 May 2019

  The next Governing Body meeting for NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) will take place on Thursday 23 May 2019 from 1.30pm at Suite 4, Evolution Business Centre, Darlington Road, Northallerton, DL6 2NQ The meeting, which is open to members of the public to observe only, will hear reports about the progress of specific initiatives...
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Pharmacy opening times – May and August Bank Holiday dates for 2019


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North Yorkshire’s three clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have agreed to merge

North Yorkshire’s three clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have agreed to merge. The decision was taken during a meeting in public of the Governing Bodies which represent NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG, NHS Harrogate and Rural District CCG and NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG, meeting as a ‘Committee in Common’. A detailed formal proposal will be submitted to NHS...
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