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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Latest plans for Whitby Hospital reviewed by local residents

The latest plans and designs for the multi-million pound Whitby Hospital redevelopment project were shared with over 140 staff, patients, carers, councillors and local residents at a launch event on Tuesday 14 August 2018 at the Hospital.   The lead for the £11.9 million project, NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) hosted a joint launch...
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Local girls start campaign to help elderly residents ‘beat the heat'

Two 10 year old girls from the Thirsk area are helping elderly residents stay cool and safe over the summer through their ‘Beat The Heat’ campaign. Erin Barron and Eleanor Kavanagh, both 10 years old, are friends from the Thirsk area (North Yorkshire) and are taking part in the North Yorkshire Police Lifestyle Challenge 2018. Their campaign called ‘Beat The Heat’ has already...
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GP practices encouraged to sign-up to new initiative

GP practices across Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby areas are being encouraged to sign up to a brand new initiative called ‘parkrun practice’. parkrun UK has launched the scheme with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) which encourages GP practices across the UK to develop close links with their local parkrun to become ‘parkrun practices’. parkruns are...
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Reminder to drop in to view plans for Whitby Hospital

The latest plans and designs for the multi-million pound Whitby Hospital redevelopment project will be shared with local residents at an open day next week on Tuesday 14 August 2018 at the Old Day Rehab Room, Ground Floor, Whitby Hospital between 3pm to 6pm.   This follows the recent submission of the planning application which is now available to view on the Scarborough...
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New procedure helps reduce number of invasive endoscopies

The local NHS clinical commissioning group (CCG) has introduced a new diagnostic test called faecal calprotectin which helps rule out a range of conditions and makes endoscopies an unnecessary procedure for some patients. NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG has worked with clinicians to introduce a new pathway for upper gastrointestinal (stomach) problems which helps general...
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Local NHS asks for views on current adult autism and ADHD service

NHS organisations across North Yorkshire known as clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are inviting feedback on the current service for adults with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).   It is part of a process to re-procure services, led by NHS Vale of York CCG on behalf of the four CCGs in York and North Yorkshire.   NHS Hambleton,...
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NHS 111 online service now available to local residents

Residents across Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby areas can now access the NHS 111 service online as well as over the phone if they need urgent healthcare or health advice.   Residents can now receive urgent medical help or advice that is not life threatening, from NHS 111 online using their smartphone, tablet, laptop or other digital device.   As an alternative...
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Whitby Hospital redevelopment plans to launch at an open event after planning submitted

The latest plans and designs for the multi-million pound Whitby Hospital redevelopment project will be shared with local residents at an open day on Tuesday 14 August 2018 at the old Day Rehab Room, Ground Floor, Whitby Hospital between 3pm to 6pm. This follows the recent submission of the planning application which will be available to view on the Scarborough Borough Council’s...
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Local doctor chosen as diabetes champion

Diabetes UK release: A local GP has been selected as a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion, to help transform care for people living with diabetes in the Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby area. Dr Beth Marfleet, a GP and clinical lead for diabetes for NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was chosen for her passion for, and commitment to excellence...
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Notice of next CCG Governing Body meeting – Thursday 26 July 2018

The next Governing Body meeting for NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) will take place on Thursday 26 July 2018 from 1.30pm at Suite 4, Evolution Business Centre, 6 County Business Park, 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...
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Dr Charles Parker answers questions about stroke

Recently,  Richmondshire Today's  Betsy Everett wrote about the difficulty of knowing whether her husband, Ian, was having a stroke. Dr Charles Parker, a GP and our Clinical Chair answered her questions.   When Ian complained of an “odd feeling” in his left hand, instinct, and biology studied half a century ago, told him it was time to dial 999.  I thought he was...
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NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) IAF Rating

NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) has received an overall rating of “inadequate” from NHS England for its performance during 2017/18. The rating is largely based on the organisation’s financial position which has deteriorated and has been widely publicised by the CCG, coupled with similar issues and challenges experienced in the wider...
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Notice of Primary Care Commissioning Committee meeting

Tuesday 3 July 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 3 July 2018. Linda Lloyd, Chair of the Committee said: “This meeting held...
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Technology in local care homes helps reduce the number of hospital visits

Technology introduced to care homes across Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby areas helps reduce the number of visits to hospital and gets residents the right care they need more quickly. Local health commissioner, NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning group (the CCG) which buys health services for the local population, worked with the technology provider,...
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