Notice of next CCG Governing Body meeting – Thursday 22 November 2018

The next Governing Body meeting for NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) will take place on Thursday 22 November 2018 from 1.30pm at The Supper Room, Danby Village Hall, Dale End, Danby, Whitby YO21 2LZ. The meeting, which is open to members of the public to observe only, will hear reports about the progress of specific initiatives being led...
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Dates agreed for transferring mental health inpatient beds

Previously agreed plans for transferring mental health inpatient beds from the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton have now been finalised and services will move by the end of February 2019. In October last year, following a public consultation, NHS Hambleton and Richmondshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust agreed to strengthen...
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Update on the status of the Full Outline Business Case for the Whitby Hospital redevelopment

The project team has recently met to discuss next steps with the redevelopment of Whitby Hospital. A strategic project document known as the ‘Full Business Case’ was due to be reviewed by the CCG’s Governing Body at a meeting scheduled for 22 November. The quotes from potential contractors who will be moving forward with the remodelling of the hospital are taking longer to come through...
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Two local GP practices takeover ‘parkrun’

  Two GP practices from the Hambleton area have taken over Northallerton’s parkrun which is a free 5k event taking place every Saturday morning.   Staff from the Lambert Medical Practice in Thirsk and Mowbray House Surgery in Northallerton have each ‘taken over’ their local parkrun UK event as part of the ‘parkrun practice’ initiative launched earlier this year. ...
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Update for patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

It’s your choice If you’ve been diagnosed with wet age-related macular degeneration (‘wet AMD’), the NHS can offer a range of treatments for your condition. Following a recent case at the high court in London, the NHS in our region can now offer a wider range of drugs for wet AMD. What is age-related macular degeneration? Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is caused by changes to...
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New website launched to support children and young people’s mental health

A new website to support children and young people from North Yorkshire with their mental health and wellbeing has been launched, thanks to the local NHS. Compass BUZZ, who are commissioned by the five North Yorkshire NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to provide mental health services for children and young people, has launched the site to build on the existing service which...
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CCG statement on recent reports on the Friary Hospital

Following recent local media coverage which includes comments made from some Richmondshire District Council members regarding the future of the Friary Hospital in Richmond, the NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has released the following statement: Janet Probert, Chief Officer of the CCG said: “There have been some reports in some local...
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Changes to over the counter prescribing for some conditions

Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG is adjusting the list of conditions for which over the counter (OTC) medicines should not be prescribed. This is to align with recently announced national guidance. In the year prior to June 2017, the NHS spent approximately £569 million on prescriptions for medicines which could otherwise be purchased over the counter from a pharmacy...
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CCG statement on the Patient Transport Service

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) provides a number of patient transport services within Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby (HRW) and across North Yorkshire. This includes NHS-funded transport for eligible people who are unable to travel by other means due to their mobility or medical condition and who need to attend hospital outpatient clinics and community-based care, are being...
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Friarage Maternity Centre is celebrating after welcoming its 1,000th baby into the world.

Tyler Finn-Hurworth was delivered at the Northallerton midwifery-led unit on Thursday 4 October at 6.52pm, weighing 7lb 9oz. Friarage Maternity Centre manager, Julie Larder, marked the great milestone by presenting mum Kayleigh Doherty with two silver memory boxes. The special trinkets will be engraved with Tyler’s name, date of birth and birthweight, as well as the words ‘1,000th baby...
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Statement on the outcome of Whitby Hospital planning meeting

The planning application for the proposals to redevelop Whitby Hospital were formally considered by the Planning Committee on 4 October and we are pleased to note that the committee are minded to recommend the approval of the application. The formal approval by the Council Planning Officer is due on 17 October which will also review any conditions to the approval. We await that formal...
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Special memorial service

A memorial service is being held at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton for anyone who has been affected by the loss of a baby or young child. The special service will be held on Saturday 6 October from 2pm to 2.30pm in the Chapel of St Luke at the Friarage. Led by the hospital’s chaplaincy team, the annual service is open to anyone who has ever been affected by the loss of a baby or...
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Trust introduces patient centred visiting

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has extended ward visiting hours to enable family and friends to see patients at any time during the day. The new patient centred approach, which launched on Monday 1 October, welcomes visitors during daytime hours – providing it is what the patient wants and needs. Patient centred visiting has been introduced following the success of open...
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Update on Whitby Minor Injuries Unit

Please find a statement below from the provider of services at Whitby Hospital Minor Injuries Unit (MIU). The CCG has been given assurance that any patients who may need to use the service have and are being given alternative options in the meantime. We are monitoring the situation closely. Statement from Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust Whitby Minor Injuries Unit ...
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NHS to save millions following legal battle with drug companies

Janet Probert, Chief Officer of NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG said that it is “fabulous news for our patients and the wider NHS”. She has also expressed her “thanks to Dr David Hambleton for his leadership”.   The NHS in the North East and North Cumbria has today won a landmark legal battle against two multinational drug companies that will save the tax payer...
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Local NHS supports national campaign to improve dementia diagnosis rates

NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), who is responsible for the planning and purchasing of the vast majority of health services across the area, is supporting Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Right to Know Campaign’ calling for improved diagnosis rates in all areas. Dementia describes different brain disorders that trigger a loss of brain function. These...
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Local CCG gets ‘outstanding’ rating for cancer services

Cancer services across Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby areas have been given a rating of ‘outstanding’ by NHS England after a recent assessment by an independent panel.   The ratings provide a snapshot of how the local NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are performing compared with other CCGs, and, where relevant, whether they are meeting national ambitions. Each...
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Notice of next CCG Governing Body meeting – Thursday 27 September 2018

The next Governing Body meeting for NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) will take place on Thursday 27 September 2018 from 1.30pm at Seminar Room, Tennants Auctioneers, Harmby Road, Leyburn, DL8 5SG. The meeting, which is open to members of the public to observe only, will hear reports about the progress of specific initiatives being led by...
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‘React to Red Skin’ materials distributed across local care homes to help prevent and manage pressure ulcers

A campaign called ‘React to Red Skin’ has seen materials distributed across Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby areas thanks to the local NHS. The campaign aims to educate as many people as possible about the dangers of pressure ulcers and the simple steps that can be taken to avoid them. Local NHS commissioners, NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning...
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CCG statement on the introduction of Rapid Specialist Opinion

A new process aimed at getting patients seen in the most appropriate clinical setting at their first appointment is being introduced across Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby localities. At a Governing Body meeting held in July it was agreed that from 3 September 2018 NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) will introduce a ‘Referral Management...
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