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/

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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CCG statement on the NHS England assurance rating

NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (HRW CCG) has been given an assurance rating from NHS England as ‘Requires Improvement’. The assurance rating can be found on the NHS England website  Janet Probert, Chief Officer of HRW CCG said: “The CCG is clearly disappointed to be rated overall as “requires improvement” but pleased that the assurance...
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CCG statement on the recent media coverage for the Transforming Our Communities consultation

click here for the survey click here to download a pdf of the survey         STATEMENT   15 July 2016   CCG statement on the recent media coverage for the Transforming Our Communities consultation   NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the...
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Notice of next Governing Body meeting – Thursday 28 July

The next Governing Body meeting for NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will take place on Thursday 28 July 2016 from 10am at the Green Lane Centre, Green Lane, Whitby YO22 4EH. 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 information about...
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Public across Hambleton and Richmondshire invited to community health services consultation events

NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (HRW CCG) is inviting residents of Hambleton and Richmondshire to local consultation events to hear ideas and give feedback around the transformation of community health services. The CCG will be sharing a set of options around community health services, including those related to The Lambert Memorial Hospital, Thirsk and...
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