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/

Friarage Hospital’s medical & surgical assessment unit shortlisted for national award

A combined medical and surgical assessment unit at the Friarage Hospital – which has reduced admissions to surgical wards by more than a third – has been shortlisted for a national award. Since 2013, clinicians have been rapidly expanding their medical ambulatory care service which allows emergency patients, who would usually have to stay in hospital, to be treated as outpatients – or even...
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CCG urges local residents to prepare for upcoming cold weather snap

A health body which commissions health services for Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby areas is urging local residents to prepare for the cold weather conditions due over the next few of 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. Dr Charles Parker, local GP and CCG...
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Notice of next CCG Governing Body meeting – Thursday 26 January 2017

The next Governing Body meeting for NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) will take place on Thursday 26 January 2017 from 1.30pm at 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 specific initiatives being led by the CCG as well as...
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Multi-million pound plans for cancer centre at Friarage Hospital are unveiled

Macmillan Cancer Support has been working with South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to develop proposals for a new cancer centre at the Northallerton hospital. North Yorkshire-based philanthropist Sir Robert Ogden is jointly funding the project with Macmillan.  This is his third similar project in partnership with the charity. The building would be known as the Sir Robert Ogden...
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Notice of Joint Commissioning of Primary Care Committee meeting

Tuesday 17 January 2017 3pm – 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 17 January 2017. David Williams, CCG Deputy Chair and Chair of the...
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CQC launches consultation on its next phase of regulation

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is inviting people to give their views on its plans to deliver a more targeted, responsive and collaborative approach to regulation across health and adult social care in England. Having carried out a comprehensive inspection of every NHS trust in England at least once, CQC has a more detailed understanding of the quality of NHS care than ever before....
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CCG external auditors announced

NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG has appointed Mazars LLP to provide external audit services in accordance with the requirements set out in the Local Audit Accountability Act 2014. The appointment is for the period from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020.  This appointment was made following a mini-competition undertaken for the North Yorkshire and Humber CCGs using the East of...
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Notice of CCG office closures between Christmas and New Year

The office of NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) will be closed from 5pm Friday 23 December 2016 until 9am Tuesday 3 January 2017. The CCG office is based in the Civic Centre, Stone Cross, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL6 2UU. Only emergency calls will be received during this time and can be made by calling 01609 767600. Non-urgent...
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Working with Autism – Ben’s story

30 year old Ben Guyers from South Otterington, North Yorkshire is just like any other chap his age; he loves beer, rugby, spending time with friends and watching his beloved football team, Middlesbrough. Ben also works. He is currently employed in the NHS by Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).  But things have not always been easy for Ben and his...
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GPs urge patients with flu-like symptoms to think about self-care

GP surgeries across Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby areas have seen a rise in patients with flu-like symptoms and are urging these patients to look at self-care options. Winter can generally bring more seasonable illnesses such as the flu-virus. November saw an increase in patients visiting their GP with flu-like symptoms which can potentially be managed at home or by visiting a local...
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Local pharmacy and GP opening times over Christmas period

A list of local GP surgery opening and closing times over the festive period can be downloaded below: List of local GP surgery opening and closing times (Excel 32KB)   A list of local pharmacy opening and closing times over the festive period: Download these details in a poster (PDF 314KB)
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Notice of Extraordinary Governing Body meeting – Thursday 22 December

An Extraordinary Governing Body meeting for NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) will take place on Thursday 22 December 2016 from 1.30pm until 2.20pm in the CCG Boardroom, Civic Centre, Stone Cross, Northallerton DL6 2UU. The formal meeting, which is open to members of the public to observe only, has been called to review and approve the CCG’s...
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Celebrating two years of access to rural community defibrillators

Access to defibrillators across Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby areas has increased significantly over the last two years thanks to community funding, support from NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) NHS Trust. Working with local communities and representatives, the CCG and YAS have now installed over...
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NHS organisations publish draft plan for improving health and care

NHS organisations across Durham, Darlington, Tees, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby have published their draft Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), which was submitted to NHS England in October. This is in response to NHS England which has asked NHS commissioners and providers to work together to develop STPs as improvement plans for their area, and to work with local...
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Pilot community NHS bed receives first patients along with generous local support

A pilot community NHS bed in the North Yorkshire Dales has received its first patients along with a generous financial grant from Richmondshire District Council with support from local residents. The community bed, funded by NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) opened in August of this year and has so far successfully admitted and discharged...
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Notice of next CCG Governing Body meeting – Thursday 24 November 2016

The next Governing Body meeting for NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) will take place on Thursday 24 November 2016 from 10am at Evolution Business Centre, 6 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...
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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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