Trinity Centre hosts Information Café for Carers in Whitby

Carers of older people in Whitby will have the opportunity to put their questions to local voluntary sector organisations and find out a little more about services and support that is available in Whitby and surrounding areas.  Trinity Centre in Whitby, with support from Whitby Dementia Action Alliance, are hosting the Carers Information Café from 10am-12 noon on Thursday 24th...
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Construction work begins to house new MRI Scanner at the Friarage Hospital

Construction partners Interserve have started work in the former special care baby unit where the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment, which is used to detect a wide range of conditions in almost any part of the body, will be based. The scheme is expected to take around six months and will be completed by spring 2017 although fundraising by South Tees Hospitals Charity - in...
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New lung surgery service to benefit patients

An initial 150 patients per year are set to benefit from a new £95,000 investment in new lung surgery services at The Friarage Hospital, Northallerton. New specialist imaging equipment, increased theatre capacity for lung surgery and outpatient clinics will now be provided at the North Yorkshire hospital, benefitting patients from across Hambleton and Richmondshire and further afield,...
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Decision reached for the community health services consultation

Following results of a public consultation on community health services, NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) can confirm that a decision has been made. The CCG’s Governing Body made the decision to approve ‘Option Three’ of the ‘Transforming Our Communities’ consultation at an extraordinary meeting held on Thursday 27 October in Northallerton...
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The Millings care home, North Yorkshire, rated Outstanding by Care Quality Commission

CCG comment on the recent ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating for Bedale care home Gill Collinson, Chief Nurse of NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) said: “We’re really pleased to learn that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated The Millings care home in Bedale as ‘Outstanding’ following an inspection in August.    “The report found...
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Ear, nose and throat clinic back at Whitby Hospital

Adults from Whitby and the surrounding area are now able to attend a monthly adult clinic for ear, nose and throat (ENT) treatment, under a new provider.  The clinic has returned to Whitby Hospital thanks to NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) and the new service provider, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (STHFT). The previous...
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Notice of Extraordinary Governing Body meeting – Thursday 27 October

An Extraordinary Governing Body meeting for NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) will take place on Thursday 27 October 2016 from 5pm until 6pm 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 on the...
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North Yorkshire and York community wheelchair services

NRS Healthcare has been awarded the contract to deliver a Community Wheelchair Services for people in North Yorkshire and York. This contract starts on the 1 December 2016. NRS Healthcare, UK’s leading provider of Community Equipment and Wheelchair Approved Repairer Services, will be working with their partner Blatchford to provide community wheelchair services in North Yorkshire and...
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Last chance to have a say on community health services consultation

Residents of Hambleton and Richmondshire have until 5pm on Friday 7 October 2016 to choose their preferred option for the Transforming Our Communities consultation. NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) who are managing the formal public consultation have a short online and hard copy questionnaire to complete which includes three options. ...
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Decision to refund outstanding costs of gluten free prescription prepayment certificates

Following a period of engagement, the CCG agreed to restrict funding of gluten free prescriptions to all patients, apart from those who would be considered clinically vulnerable by their GP. Since this decision was made, the CCG have become aware that some patients had already purchased a prepayment certificate through the NHS BSA. The CCG has therefore agreed to refund outstanding costs...
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Locals urged to have their say on community health services before 7 October

NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) are urging residents living in Hambleton and Richmondshire to have their say on the ‘Transforming Our Communities’ public consultation before it closes on Friday 7 October 2016. The CCG can confirm that the closing date for completed questionnaires and comments for the community health services consultation is...
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CCG statement on the Friarage urgent and emergency care centre

NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) is responding to reports about down-grading the current A&E service at The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton to a GP-led service. Dr Charles Parker, CCG Clinical Chair and local GP said: “A letter was sent to all practices in our area requesting expressions of interest to work at The Friarage Hospital...
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New Transforming Our Communities videos released

The CCG fully appreciate that some people may find elements of the Transforming Our Communities consultation a little difficult to understand. We have therefore released two brand new videos to help explain the proposed new model of care for community services as well as demonstrate how the step-up/step-down bed in an extra care housing facility would work. Please take a look - we hope...
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Notice of next Governing Body meeting – Thursday 22 September

The next Governing Body meeting for NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will take place on Thursday 22 September 2016 from 10am at the Seminar Room, Tennants, Harmby Road, Leyburn DL8 5SG. The meeting, which is open to members of the public to observe, will hear reports about the progress of specific initiatives being led by the CCG as well as...
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CQC inspections uncover concerns at Marie Stopes International clinics

Good Afternoon,   CQC and NHS England have issued the following press notice regarding concerns at Marie Stopes International clinics.   CQC inspections uncover concerns at Marie Stopes International clinics, so specific pregnancy termination services are being redirected to protect patients   The Care Quality Commission (CQC) and NHS England are working...
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North Yorkshire Pharmacy August Bank Holiday 2016 cover

North Yorkshire Pharmacy August Bank Holiday 2016 cover (To download a copy of this please click here     CCG Pharmacy Name Address 1 Town Postcode Phone 29 August 2016       ...
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RCVA launches volunteer driver campaign

Richmondshire Community & Voluntary Action has brought together local community transport organisations to join forces.  Little White Bus based in Hawes, Reeth & District Community Transport, Bedale Mini-Bus, St Johns Community Centre, Catterick and RCVA’s Communjity Car Scheme all need volunteers. “community transport plays an increasingly vital role in connecting people to...
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New contract for Community Wheelchairs shaped by local service users

NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) who led the procurement on behalf  of the four North Yorkshire CCG’s, has announced today that a new service provider is set  to deliver Community Wheelchair Services for patients requiring the assessment, provision,  maintenance and repair of high quality wheelchairs and associated equipment, across  North Yorkshire....
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Local GPs topped the country for stroke prevention from 2014 - 2015

In the early days of NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), GPs across Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby (HRW) participated in a project to identify patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The following year, the focus was to ensure appropriate identification and treatment of stroke risk. Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition that causes an...
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Decision taken to restrict NHS prescription of Gluten Free foods

A decision has been taken by NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) to restrict prescribing of gluten free foods to all patients, apart from those in exceptional circumstance, from 1 September 2016. Following a period of public engagement, the CCG’s Governing Body, which includes local GPs, made the decision at a Governing Body meeting held on 28 July...
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