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/

Changes to over the counter prescribing for some conditions

Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG is adjusting the list of conditions for which over the counter (OTC) medicines should not be prescribed. This is to align with recently announced national guidance. In the year prior to June 2017, the NHS spent approximately £569 million on prescriptions for medicines which could otherwise be purchased over the counter from a pharmacy...
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CCG statement on the Patient Transport Service

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) provides a number of patient transport services within Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby (HRW) and across North Yorkshire. This includes NHS-funded transport for eligible people who are unable to travel by other means due to their mobility or medical condition and who need to attend hospital outpatient clinics and community-based care, are being...
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Friarage Maternity Centre is celebrating after welcoming its 1,000th baby into the world.

Tyler Finn-Hurworth was delivered at the Northallerton midwifery-led unit on Thursday 4 October at 6.52pm, weighing 7lb 9oz. Friarage Maternity Centre manager, Julie Larder, marked the great milestone by presenting mum Kayleigh Doherty with two silver memory boxes. The special trinkets will be engraved with Tyler’s name, date of birth and birthweight, as well as the words ‘1,000th baby...
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Statement on the outcome of Whitby Hospital planning meeting

The planning application for the proposals to redevelop Whitby Hospital were formally considered by the Planning Committee on 4 October and we are pleased to note that the committee are minded to recommend the approval of the application. The formal approval by the Council Planning Officer is due on 17 October which will also review any conditions to the approval. We await that formal...
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Special memorial service

A memorial service is being held at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton for anyone who has been affected by the loss of a baby or young child. The special service will be held on Saturday 6 October from 2pm to 2.30pm in the Chapel of St Luke at the Friarage. Led by the hospital’s chaplaincy team, the annual service is open to anyone who has ever been affected by the loss of a baby or...
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Trust introduces patient centred visiting

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has extended ward visiting hours to enable family and friends to see patients at any time during the day. The new patient centred approach, which launched on Monday 1 October, welcomes visitors during daytime hours – providing it is what the patient wants and needs. Patient centred visiting has been introduced following the success of open...
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Update on Whitby Minor Injuries Unit

Please find a statement below from the provider of services at Whitby Hospital Minor Injuries Unit (MIU). The CCG has been given assurance that any patients who may need to use the service have and are being given alternative options in the meantime. We are monitoring the situation closely. Statement from Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust Whitby Minor Injuries Unit ...
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NHS to save millions following legal battle with drug companies

Janet Probert, Chief Officer of NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG said that it is “fabulous news for our patients and the wider NHS”. She has also expressed her “thanks to Dr David Hambleton for his leadership”.   The NHS in the North East and North Cumbria has today won a landmark legal battle against two multinational drug companies that will save the tax payer...
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Local NHS supports national campaign to improve dementia diagnosis rates

NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), who is responsible for the planning and purchasing of the vast majority of health services across the area, is supporting Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Right to Know Campaign’ calling for improved diagnosis rates in all areas. Dementia describes different brain disorders that trigger a loss of brain function. These...
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Local CCG gets ‘outstanding’ rating for cancer services

Cancer services across Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby areas have been given a rating of ‘outstanding’ by NHS England after a recent assessment by an independent panel.   The ratings provide a snapshot of how the local NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are performing compared with other CCGs, and, where relevant, whether they are meeting national ambitions. Each...
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Notice of next CCG Governing Body meeting – Thursday 27 September 2018

The next Governing Body meeting for NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) will take place on Thursday 27 September 2018 from 1.30pm at Seminar Room, Tennants Auctioneers, Harmby Road, Leyburn, DL8 5SG. 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...
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‘React to Red Skin’ materials distributed across local care homes to help prevent and manage pressure ulcers

A campaign called ‘React to Red Skin’ has seen materials distributed across Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby areas thanks to the local NHS. The campaign aims to educate as many people as possible about the dangers of pressure ulcers and the simple steps that can be taken to avoid them. Local NHS commissioners, NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning...
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CCG statement on the introduction of Rapid Specialist Opinion

A new process aimed at getting patients seen in the most appropriate clinical setting at their first appointment is being introduced across Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby localities. At a Governing Body meeting held in July it was agreed that from 3 September 2018 NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) will introduce a ‘Referral Management...
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Latest plans for Whitby Hospital reviewed by local residents

The latest plans and designs for the multi-million pound Whitby Hospital redevelopment project were shared with over 140 staff, patients, carers, councillors and local residents at a launch event on Tuesday 14 August 2018 at the Hospital.   The lead for the £11.9 million project, NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) hosted a joint launch...
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Local girls start campaign to help elderly residents ‘beat the heat'

Two 10 year old girls from the Thirsk area are helping elderly residents stay cool and safe over the summer through their ‘Beat The Heat’ campaign. Erin Barron and Eleanor Kavanagh, both 10 years old, are friends from the Thirsk area (North Yorkshire) and are taking part in the North Yorkshire Police Lifestyle Challenge 2018. Their campaign called ‘Beat The Heat’ has already...
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GP practices encouraged to sign-up to new initiative

GP practices across Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby areas are being encouraged to sign up to a brand new initiative called ‘parkrun practice’. parkrun UK has launched the scheme with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) which encourages GP practices across the UK to develop close links with their local parkrun to become ‘parkrun practices’. parkruns are...
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Reminder to drop in to view plans for Whitby Hospital

The latest plans and designs for the multi-million pound Whitby Hospital redevelopment project will be shared with local residents at an open day next week on Tuesday 14 August 2018 at the Old Day Rehab Room, Ground Floor, Whitby Hospital between 3pm to 6pm.   This follows the recent submission of the planning application which is now available to view on the Scarborough...
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New procedure helps reduce number of invasive endoscopies

The local NHS clinical commissioning group (CCG) has introduced a new diagnostic test called faecal calprotectin which helps rule out a range of conditions and makes endoscopies an unnecessary procedure for some patients. NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG has worked with clinicians to introduce a new pathway for upper gastrointestinal (stomach) problems which helps general...
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Local NHS asks for views on current adult autism and ADHD service

NHS organisations across North Yorkshire known as clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are inviting feedback on the current service for adults with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).   It is part of a process to re-procure services, led by NHS Vale of York CCG on behalf of the four CCGs in York and North Yorkshire.   NHS Hambleton,...
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NHS 111 online service now available to local residents

Residents across Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby areas can now access the NHS 111 service online as well as over the phone if they need urgent healthcare or health advice.   Residents can now receive urgent medical help or advice that is not life threatening, from NHS 111 online using their smartphone, tablet, laptop or other digital device.   As an alternative...
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