New NHS North Yorkshire CCG is launched

NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG has now been disestablished and - together with NHS Harrogate and Rural District CCG and NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG - replaced by NHS North Yorkshire CCG. For more information visit: https://www.northyorkshireccg.nhs.uk/

CCGs announce period of public engagement for prescribing gluten free products

NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG (HRW CCG), together with NHS Harrogate and Rural District CCG (HaRD CCG) have announced a period of public engagement around proposals to restrict the prescribing of gluten free products.
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Antibiotic prescriptions reduced by 13% across Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby

NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) can confirm a 13% overall reduction in the number of antibiotics prescribed in primary care for the year 2015/16 compared to 2014/15. Some of the initiatives that the CCG have done to reduce antibiotic prescriptions this last year include: Encouraging all GP practices to reduce antibiotic prescribing. ...
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Women in North Yorkshire urged to have their smear tests as one in five do not attend

The latest statistics from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) [i] has alarmingly revealed that more than one in five (21%) of women aged 25-64 in North Yorkshire are not booking in and turning up to a smear test. The data also finds that women in the older age group (50-64) are less likely to attend, as 81.1% attended in 2014 dropping to 80.9% in 2015. This Cervical...
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Notice of Joint Commissioning of Primary Care Committee meeting

NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (HRW CCG) and NHS England are holding a Joint Commissioning of Primary Care Committee meeting on Tuesday 5 July 2016 at 3pm in the Main Committee Room, Hambleton District Council, Civic Centre, Stone Cross, Northallerton DL6 2UU.
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CCG statement on the discontinuation of the Shuttle Bus service

NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (HRW CCG) have announced the decision to end funding of the current bus service between The Friarage Hospital, Northallerton and James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough. The decision was made at the CCG Governing Body meeting earlier today (26 May 2016). The full meeting papers are now available to view on the CCG’s...
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Public invited to healthcare marketplace event and CCG Annual General Meeting

Members of the public from across Hambleton, Richmondshire, Whitby and the surrounding area are invited to learn more about the work of their local NHS clinical commissioning group and to ask questions at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 30 June. The AGM for NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) is being held at Sneaton Castle, Whitby YO21 3QN on...
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Local public and organisations invited to Dementia ‘show-and-tell’ event

A small group in Hambleton and Richmondshire called the Dementia Collaborative are holding a ‘show-and-tell’ event during Dementia Awareness week with support from NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (HRW CCG). Members of the public are welcome to join the event at Northallerton Library on Monday 16th May 2016 from 11.30am until 1.30pm. Organisations...
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Notice of next Governing Body meeting – Thursday 26 May

The next Governing Body meeting for NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will take place on Thursday 26 May 2016 from 10am at Evolution Business Centre, County Business Park, Darlington Road, Northallerton DL6 2NQ. The meeting, which is open to members of the public to observe, will hear reports about the progress of specific initiatives being led by...
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CCG announces engagement into the future continuation/dis-continuation of the Shuttle Bus service

From 3 May 2016, NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (HRW CCG) are to undergo a period of public engagement with current and potential passengers of a local bus service known as “The Shuttle Bus”. Janet Probert, Chief Officer of HRW CCG said: “The CCG introduced the “Shuttle Bus” service between The Friarage Hospital, Northallerton and James Cook...
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Pharmacy opening times - May bank holiday

Please view the table below or you can download the  opening times here
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Advice to patients: 26th to 27th April junior doctors strike

Advice to patients The NHS is working hard to ensure that as few patients as possible are affected by the industrial action planned for Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 April 2016, but some services will need to change. Alternative additional services have been put in place to meet patient demands. Please visit  www.nhs.uk/strike  to search for the extra services being provided in...
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Public invited to Patient Congress Event – 5 May 2016

NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (HRW CCG) is inviting members of the public to attend a Patient Congress event at Richmondshire Cricket Club on Thursday, 5 May 2016 from 9.30am-12noon. The HRW CCG Patient Congress is a forum to bring together members of the public, the CCG’s Health Engagement Network and representatives from local representative groups....
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Advice for patients: 6th to 8th April junior doctor strike

The NHS is working hard to ensure that as few patients as possible are affected by the industrial action planned during April 2016, but some services will need to change. It is especially important if you have a long-term health condition or you look after people in vulnerable groups – such as the elderly and young children – that you know what to do on the day of the industrial action. ...
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New telephone number for Whitby Hospital

Please note that the telephone number for the Whitby Community Hospital has now changed. The new number is 01947 899200 . Please use this number from now on.
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CCG statement on the shuttle bus service

Janet Probert, Chief Officer of NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) said: “The free bus service, known as “The Shuttle Bus”, was originally introduced as a pilot scheme in October 2014, funded by the CCG and operated in partnership with South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust). “The pilot was extended with the current service...
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Public invited to share views on community health services

NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (HRW CCG) is inviting members of the public to attend local drop in sessions in order to share their views on community health services. At the drop in sessions, the CCG will be sharing updates about the progress of community health services in each locality and the public will have the opportunity to discuss ideas. ...
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Next Governing Body meeting for NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG

The next Governing Body meeting for NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will take place on Thursday 27 March in Colburn. Full details as follows: When: 10am – 12noon, Thursday 27 March 2014 Where: Coverdale Suite Innovate, Chartermark Way, Colburn Business Park, Colburn, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire DL9 4QJ The meeting, which is open to...
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March bank holiday Pharmacy opening times 2016

The full timetable can be downloaded  here   Pharmacy name Address  Town Postcode           Telephone           25 March 2016 27 March 2016 28 March 2016 Boots UK Ltd Unit 4, Princes Gate ...
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CCG response to Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee Meeting held on 14 March 2014

Dr Vicky Pleydell, Clinical Chief Officer of Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “We would like to thank the North Yorkshire Scrutiny of Health Committee for their support and guidance. We are particularly grateful for their comments and praise of our public consultation and the confidence they had in the process we followed. It is also encouraging...
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CCG statement on the weekend closure for short-stay paediatric assessment unit at the Friarage Hospital

Janet Probert, Chief Officer at NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (HRW CCG), said: “The Short-stay Paediatric Assessment Unit (SSPAU) opened in October 2014 and as a CCG, we agreed that South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust would review its activity over the course of the year. “Following the review, a recommendation was made by South Tees Hospitals...
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