25 million people in England to be offered free NHS flu jab this winter

Record numbers of people in England will be offered a flu vaccine this winter For the first time, all primary school children will be offered the nasal spray vaccine A trio of England’s top medics have urged those at risk of suffering from or spreading flu to ensure they get their free NHS vaccination this winter. The health service in England h [...]

West Yorkshire and Harrogate multi-million pound health and care funding boost

The health and care system across West Yorkshire and Harrogate will benefit from additional funding to help the 2.7million people living in Bradford District and Craven; Calderdale, Harrogate, Leeds, Kirklees and Wakefield. West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership has been allocated £8.75m transformation funding by NHS England / NH [...]

Harrogate and Rural Alliance - Our new alliance, working together with you in

Local health and social care partners are working together to improve how community health and social care is provided for adults in the Harrogate District. Harrogate and Rural Alliance (HARA) brings together the NHS commissioners (who buy health services) and service providers, together with North Yorkshire County Council (which has responsibilit [...]

New funding for mental health crisis services in North Yorkshire

Mental health services have received a boost in funding across North Yorkshire to provide local people with additional crisis services and alternative places of safety. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys (TEWV) NHS Foundation Trust has received over half a million pounds worth of funding from local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to help reduce the i [...]

Extended access to treatment at Minor Injury Unit for Ripon patients during UCI Cycling Championships (23-29 Sept)

Opening times at Ripon Community Hospital’s Minor Injury Unit (MIU) are being extended for the upcoming UCI World Cycling Championships, giving the town’s patients longer access to treatment. From 23-29 September, the MIU will operate from 8am-8pm, compared to its usual opening times of 8am-6pm, meaning patients can access its services for longer [...]

Pharmacy opening times for August Bank Holiday Monday 2019

Please find below local pharmacy opening times for Bank Holiday Monday 26 August.      

Draft Section 75 Agreement published for views

We have published a draft Section 75 Agreement between Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group and North Yorkshire County Council designed to support the Harrogate and Rural Alliance work across health and social care in Harrogate District. We are seeking any comments on this document by 23 August. To learn more about this the H [...]

Invitation to attend our Annual General Meeting on 1 August 2019

Members of the public are invited to NHS Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group's (CCG) Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 1 August 2019. The event will follow the CCG's Governing Body meeting at Dower House Hotel, Bond End, Knaresborough HG5 9AL and will begin at 13.00 pm. The AGM will include discussion of the challeng [...]

Share your views on proposals for community mental health services (24 June - 13 September)

Local people are being asked to share their views on proposals about the future development of community mental health services for adults and older people across Harrogate and Rural District and Wetherby and its surrounding areas. The proposed approach focuses on investing money in community services to support people at home wherever possible. I [...]

NHS organisations in Harrogate getting together with neighbours to end social isolation

NHS organisations in Harrogate are getting together as part of the 'Looking out for our neighbours’ campaign to combat loneliness and isolation across West Yorkshire and Harrogate. Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust and Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group are proud to support The Jo Cox Foundation’s ‘Great Get Togeth [...]

Extra support for men at risk of suicide in West Yorkshire and Harrogate

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) has secured funding to develop more targeted support for men who are at risk of self-harm and suicide. Suicide is a significant and long-standing public health issue across West Yorkshire and Harrogate - with the wider Yorkshire and Humber region having some of the highest sui [...]

3 North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups announce appointments to strategic leadership team

The three North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG, NHS Harrogate and Rural District CCG and NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG, today announce two appointments to their shared senior leadership team. Wendy Balmain has joined the team as Director of Strategy and Integration. Wendy previously ser [...]