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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Help celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS and join local GPs at a future care planning workshop

Members of the public across Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby areas are reminded to join a local GP-led workshop which looks at ways to help patients, their family members and friends, plan for the future. At the same event, a special cake will be cut in celebration of the 70 th birthday of the NHS. NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning group (the...
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GP practices from across the country to become 'veteran friendly'

NHS England release: GPs are signing up to become ‘veteran friendly’ under a new national scheme to improve medical care and treatment for former members of the armed services that has been backed by NHS England and the Royal College of GPs. Practices can qualify  for veteran friendly status by offering extra support for ex-military personnel who may face additional challenges...
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Notice of next CCG Governing Body meeting – Thursday 24 May 2018

The next Governing Body meeting for NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) will take place on Thursday 24 May 2018 from 1.30pm at MCC Studio, Margaret Cope Centre ( changed from Hilda Room ), Sneaton Castle, Castle Road, Whitby, YO21 3QN. The meeting, which is open to members of the public to observe only, will hear reports about the progress of...
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Local health commissioner shares the latest on their financial position

Earlier this year, local health commissioners, NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) announced a predicted deficit (overspend) for the financial year ending 31 March 2018. Since then, the CCG, along with others has been involved in discussions with NHS England who asked that a ‘capacity and capability review’ of the organisation was...
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Funding awarded for improved mental health services for new and expectant mums in North Yorkshire

NHS Harrogate and Rural District CCG release: The three North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have been successful in securing funding for perinatal mental health as part of a £23 million national scheme announced by NHS England on 8 May. This money will enable enhanced specialist community mental health services for new and expectant mums within North Yorkshire. ...
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Bank holiday opening times spring & summer


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First round of funding for new Catterick health campus approved

The local NHS clinical commissioning group (CCG) has received approval for funding needed to support the production of a business case for a new Catterick Integrated Care Campus. NHS England has agreed to provide £317,000 in order for NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG (the CCG) and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to develop a joint business case which would potentially lead...
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Join a local NHS workshop and help plan for your future

REVISED TIMINGS - Join a local NHS workshop and help plan for your future Members of the public across Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby areas are invited to join a GP-led workshop which looks at ways to help you, your family members and friends to plan for the future. NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning group (the CCG) which buys...
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Practice nurses recognised at prestigious awards

Karen Hill from Mayford House Surgery, Northallerton and Joanne Iveson from Central Dales Practice, Hawes received awards in recognition of their services at the recent General Practice Nurse Awards 2018. There were 64 nominations in total across eight categories; three people were chosen from each category to attend the awards ceremony held on 5 March. This is a commendable achievement...
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Local people encouraged to join a network to learn more about health services

People living in or registered with a GP practice in Hambleton, Richmondshire or Whitby areas are encouraged to join a free network to learn more about local health services. Local health body, NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has a statutory responsibility to encourage patient and public involvement when buying new, or looking to...
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Notice of Extraordinary Governing Body meeting – Thursday 26 April

An Extraordinary Governing Body meeting for NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) will take place on Thursday 26 April 2018 from 4pm until 4.30pm in Boardroom 2, CCG Offices, Civic Centre, Stone Cross, Northallerton DL6 2UU. The formal meeting, which is open to members of the public to observe, has been called to agree the CCG’s financial and...
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CCG statement on new NHS England guidance for some medicines

Following the recent publication of  NHS England's guidance on  curbing prescriptions for ‘over the counter’ medicines , CCG Chief Officer, Janet Probert said:  “The NHS England report and its recommendations are very much in line with the CCG’s recommendations and advice to GP practices in recent years. While GPs are an invaluable source, it is not necessary to see them...
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CCG granted a new level of NHS commissioning

Our CCG has recently applied for, and been granted by NHS England, a higher level of commissioning. This new level of commissioning known as ‘level 3, delegated commissioning’ is an opportunity for our CCG to take on full responsibility for the commissioning of general practice services. The new level of commissioning will see the CCG take on further responsibility...
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NHS England frees up millions of pounds which could be used for frontline services

NHS England has today  published guidance  to free up to almost £100 million for frontline care each year by curbing prescriptions for ‘over the counter’ medicines such as those for constipation and athletes foot. Curbing routine prescribing for minor, short-term conditions, many of which will cure themselves or cause no long term effect on health, will free up NHS funds for...
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