Notice of next CCG Governing Body meeting – Thursday 28 March 2019

The next Governing Body meeting for NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) will take place on Thursday 28 March  2019 from 1.30pm at Innovate, Chartermark Way, Colburn Business Park, Catterick Garrison DL9 4QJ 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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Vision for new Richmondshire care campus moves forward

The vision for a brand new integrated care facility in Richmondshire is closer to reality after progress in developing the business case moves forward.   NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been working very closely with Ministry of Defence (MOD) partners to start developing a proposal for a brand new joint care facility for the...
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Temporary changes to critical care services at the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton

Over the last 18 months, following public engagement, consultants at the Friarage have developed an innovative new model, to provide acute medical services in a small rural hospital.  During this public engagement South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust stated its intent to go out to full public consultation on this model.   However, the Trust has now been overtaken by events...
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Community equipment amnesty launched across North Yorkshire

Local NHS and social care leaders are calling on people across North Yorkshire and York to return loaned equipment like walking frames, crutches, beds, mattresses and hoists when no longer needed. Last year the NHS launched a national so-called “crutch amnesty” to deal with concerns that perfectly good medical equipment is going to waste. It’s thought that for every 50 pairs of...
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Find out more about your local mental health services

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust; NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group and other service providers are coming together for a free community event about local mental health services.  The event is taking place at the Golden Lion Hotel, Northallerton, on Wednesday 27 February 2019, from 11.30am to 2pm.  Stalls from a range of...
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New website to help local people access mental health therapies

North Yorkshire improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) service, which offers talking therapies treatments, has launched a new website to make it easier for people to access help and support. This includes an option to self-refer online without having to go through a GP. The TEWV service helps people who are experiencing common mental health difficulties such as depression and...
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Health body approves Whitby Hospital redevelopment plans

Exciting plans to redevelop the existing Whitby Hospital site have been given the green light by the NHS body responsible for purchasing and planning most local health services. A strategic project document known as the ‘Full Business Case’ was approved by the local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body today (Thursday 24 January 2019) at an emotional meeting held in...
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Free NHS WiFi at James Cook and Friarage hospitals

FREE NHS WiFi is now available for staff, patients and visitors at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton. The new service has been set up in response to national patient feedback asking for free WiFi services to be made available in NHS locations.  NHS WiFi allows patients and the public to download health apps, browse the...
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Notice of next CCG Governing Body meeting – Thursday 24 January 2019

The next Governing Body meeting for NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) will take place on Thursday 24 January 2019 from 1.30pm at The Royal Hotel, West Cliff, Whitby YO21 3HA. 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 the CCG as well as...
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NHS Long Term Plan launches

The NHS Long Term Plan is the national health service’s plan to make sure it is fit for the future. It aims to give everyone the best start in life, will deliver world-class care for major health problems such as cancer and mental health, and will help people age well.   The plan, backed by extra investment, has been developed by people who know the NHS best – frontline health and...
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Notice of the next Primary Care Commissioning Committee January 2019

Tuesday 15 January 2018 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 15 January 2019. Linda Lloyd, Chair of the Committee said: ...
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Christmas and New Year office closures

The office of NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) will be closed from 2pm Monday 24 December 2018 until 9am Wednesday 2 January 2019. The CCG office is based in the Civic Centre, Stone Cross, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL6 2UU. Only emergency calls will be received during this time and can be made by calling 01609 767600. ...
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GP online consultations launched across Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby

A new online consultation service could revolutionise the way patients across Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby areas receive medical advice from their GP.  NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is using digital technology to bring choice to patients who want to consult online, in many cases avoiding the need to make a visit to the practice...
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National recognition for outstanding contribution to patient care

The cardiac rhythm management service at the Friarage Hospital has been named Team of the Year at the Arrhythmia Alliance Excellence in Practice Awards. Presented at the annual four day Heart Rhythm Congress in Birmingham, the award recognises the service developments that have taken place within cardiac rhythm management at the Friarage over the last five years. These include the...
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A fond farewell to CCG Chief Officer as new Accountable Officer role confirmed

The current accountable officer of NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (HRW CCG), Janet Probert has stepped-down following the appointment of a new accountable officer across the three North Yorkshire CCGs (HRW CCG, Harrogate and Rural District CCG and Scarborough and Ryedale CCG).  Following agreement by each CCG’s Governing Body in August and a formal...
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Pharmacy opening times - Christmas and New Year 2018

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£10million cancer centre opens its doors

A NEW £10million cancer centre officially opened its doors today (Tuesday 11 December) at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton. The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre features a spacious chemotherapy lounge, relaxing garden area and a Macmillan information centre as well as complementary therapy, consultation and treatment rooms. Yorkshire philanthropist Sir Robert Ogden has jointly...
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People experiencing anxiety and depression encouraged to contact local service

North Yorkshire residents experiencing mental health difficulties are being encouraged to refer themselves to a NHS talking therapy service. It is known that one in four people will experience difficulties in their mental health at some point in their lives. Significant events or a build-up of stresses such as work place problems, a change in life circumstances, a traumatic event or a...
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Single accountable officer appointed for three North Yorkshire CCGs

A single accountable officer has been appointed to oversee a shared leadership team across three North Yorkshire NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). The current Chief Officer of Harrogate and Rural District CCG, Amanda Bloor, has been appointed to the post by NHS England’s Chief Executive, Simon Stevens and will commence her new role on 1 December 2018. In September this year, all...
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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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