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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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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