Cold weather snap forecast with NHS urging people to take extra care

A health body which commissions health services for Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby areas is urging local residents to prepare for a period of cold and icy conditions over the next few days. Choosing the right service will ensure patients receive the best possible treatment, while freeing up busy NHS services to help the people who need them most. Gill Collinson, CCG Chief...
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Whitby Hospital redevelopment moves to next stage after funding commitment

Health leaders have welcomed news that the £11.9million Whitby Hospital redevelopment can move to its next phase after a commitment to funding. NHS Property Services (NHSPS), as the owner of the site, has now confirmed it can commit to funding the project with next stages being the design, development and submitting the planning application. The project, led by NHS...
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CCG statement on the financial challenge

As with many other CCGs across the country and particularly those within the rest of North Yorkshire, NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) is experiencing significant financial challenges. CCG Chief Officer, Janet Probert said: “For the first time since its formation in 2013, the CCG is forecasting a significant deficit (overspending) for the...
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Mental health and wellbeing text service launches for young people across North Yorkshire

An innovative text messaging service for young people has launched across North Yorkshire thanks to the local NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and Compass BUZZ. Compass BUZZ is an exciting and free project that aims to improve the mental heath and wellbeing of children and young people aged 5-18 (or up to 25 years for those with special educational needs and disability) in schools...
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High numbers of local patients taking part in medical research

Local patients taking part in medical research has increased significantly, leading to medical trials and developments. According to the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network (CRN), patients from GP practices in the NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) area are now the third highest participants of medical research out of the 23 CCGs in...
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Local GP specialist appointed to improve outcomes and life after cancer

A new strategic GP role specialising in improving cancer education, earlier diagnosis and support has been introduced to cover Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby localities. Funded by Macmillan Cancer Support and employed by local health commissioners, NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Dr Michaela Amann was appointed to the new role of Macmillan...
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Notice of next CCG Governing Body meeting – Thursday 25 January 2018

The next Governing Body meeting for NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) will take place on Thursday 25 January 2018 from 9.30am 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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CCG office arrangements between Christmas and New Year

Our CCG offices will be closed from 4pm Friday 22 December 2017 until 9am Tuesday 2 January 2018. This includes our Patient Relations and media services. We are based in Hambleton District Council offices (Civic Centre, Stone Cross, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL6 2UU) and as they are closed between Christmas and New Year, we have alternative working arrangements in place.  ...
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Plan ahead and look out for the elderly over the festive period

Families across Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby are being urged to look out for the elderly and plan ahead for Christmas and the New Year in order to stay well. Many winter illnesses eventually clear up on their own, so there is not always a need to see a GP for treatment. They can be treated at home using over-the-counter products that are available from your local pharmacy. ...
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Local doctors to open longer with evening and weekend appointments

People living in Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby areas can now pre-book primary care appointments in the evening and on Saturday mornings. The extra capacity is a result of the Better Access programme which has seen the creation of three sites in Northallerton, Catterick and Whitby offering weekday evening and Saturday morning appointments. There are also extra appointments available...
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Christmas pharmacy opening times 2017

A list of local pharmacy opening and closing times over the Christmas 2017 holiday period can viewed and downloaded below: Download Christmas 2017 pharmacy opening times (PDF 103KB)
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CCG statement on outpatient services provided at Whitby Hospital

Bernard Chalk, Interim Director of Finance at NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and member of the Governing Body said: “The CCG has received notification from York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust of their intention to withdraw as the main provider of outpatient services in the Whitby area as of 20 May 2018. We understand that their decision to...
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Outline Business Case for Whitby Hospital redevelopment goes to CCG Governing Body

Background Earlier this year, we shared details of an unexpected delay with the key milestones due to a change in national policy related to ‘market rents’ and the application of VAT, which meant that the costs of the project needed to be reassessed. Given the current NHS financial challenge and before giving approval to proceed, the CCG’s Governing Body had to ensure that the...
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North Yorkshire and Darlington Age Uk - new website!

    Our new and improved website is now live:     ...
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Outcome of public consultation about mental health services in Hambleton and Richmondshire announced

A decision on the future development of some mental health services in Hambleton and Richmondshire has been made. The Governing Body of NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has today agreed to strengthen community mental health services for adults and older people, so that more people can be supported at home. Their aim is to reduce the need for...
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Transforming Mental Health Services Consultation - latest News

Clinical Senate report on post consultation document
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Eight community NHS facilities now open across Hambleton and Richmondshire

Eight community facilities funded by the local NHS known as ‘step-up/step-down beds’ are now open across Hambleton and Richmondshire with the most recent opening in Brompton near Northallerton. The first step-up/down bed which launched as a pilot in November 2016 located at Sycamore Hall, Bainbridge in rural Yorkshire Dales, has also recently won a North Yorkshire County Council staff...
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South Tees launch engagement for 'Building a sustainable future for the Friarage'

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has this week launched a programme of engagement events entitled ‘ Building a sustainable future for the Friarage ’ which will run until Wednesday 20 December 2017. Find out more by visiting their website: https://www.southtees.nhs.uk/friarage/ South Tees engagement events: Date Venue Time Address ...
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Notice of Extraordinary Governing Body meeting – Thursday 26 October

An Extraordinary Governing Body meeting for NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) will take place on Thursday 26 October 2017 from 1.30pm until 2.30pm in the Council Chambers, Civic Centre, Stone Cross, Northallerton DL6 2UU. The formal meeting, which is open to members of the public to observe, has been called to review reports and make a decision...
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Notice of Joint Commissioning of Primary Care Committee meeting

Tuesday 10 October 2017 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) and NHS England are holding a Joint Commissioning of Primary Care Committee meeting on Tuesday 10 October 2017. Linda Lloyd, Chair of the...
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