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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CCG statement on the Lambert Hospital site, Thirsk

Janet Probert, Chief Officer of NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) said: “The CCG previously looked at options for the redevelopment of the Lambert Hospital site prior to transferring it back to NHS property Services who own the property. We were disappointed that we were unable to come up with an affordable solution. “The CCG has...
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Notice of Joint Commissioning of Primary Care Committee meeting

Tuesday 3 April 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) and NHS England are holding a Joint Commissioning of Primary Care Committee meeting on Tuesday 3 April 2018.   Linda Lloyd, Chair of the...
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Easter pharmacy opening times

  Pharmacy   Address   Town   Postcode   Phone   M A S Provider Friday 30.03.2018 Sunday ...
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Notice of next CCG Governing Body meeting – Thursday 22 March 2018

The next Governing Body meeting for NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) will take place on Thursday 22 March 2018 from 1.30pm at Innovate, Chartermark Way, Colburn Business Park, Colburn DL9 4QJ. 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...
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Local NHS improves access to courses for diabetes patients

Patients from Hambleton and Richmondshire areas with type 2 diabetes now have better access to educational courses thanks to the local NHS and extra funding.   The local NHS clinical commissioning group is investing in a local course, ‘Diabetes Today’ which was written and developed by Diabetes Dietitian, Elaine Gill who is based at the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton.  ...
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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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