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 [...]

Neighbours campaign sparks positive action across West Yorkshire and Harrogate

A campaign which aims to combat loneliness across West Yorkshire and Harrogate has inspired hundreds of people across the area to take conscious steps to look out for those around them. The ‘Looking out for our neighbours’ campaign, commissioned by West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership launched on the 15th of March with the aim [...]

North Yorkshire’s three Clinical Commisioning Groups to apply for merger

North Yorkshire’s three clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have agreed to merge. The decision was taken during a meeting in public of the Governing Bodies which represent NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG, NHS Harrogate and Rural District CCG and NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG, meeting as a ‘Committee in Common’. A detailed formal pr [...]

Pharmacy opening times for May Bank Holiday Mondays 2019

Please find below the open times for pharmacies which serve Harrogate and Rural Distict over the two May bank holiday Mondays.

Flash Glucose Monitoring April 2019 update

We are currently working with diabetes specialists across the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership to update our policies on flash glucose monitoring, following the publication of new guidance from NHS England, and agree a single policy for all nine clinical commissioning groups. The criteria outlined in the new [...]

Community equipment amnesty launched across North Yorkshire

Local NHS and social care leaders are calling on people across North Yorkshire and York to return loaned equipment like walking frames, crutches, beds, mattresses and hoists when no longer needed. Last year the NHS launched a national so-called “crutch amnesty” to deal with concerns that perfectly good medical equipment is going to waste. It’s tho [...]

We’re proud to be ‘Looking out for our Neighbours’

We are excited to announce that we are supporting a brand new community campaign from West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership. Please join us by pledging your support for the campaing here. ‘Looking out for our Neighbours’ is a new campaign that aims to help prevent loneliness in our communities by encouraging people to do simple [...]

New website to help local people access mental health therapies

A North Yorkshire improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) service, which offers talking therapies treatments, has launched a new website to make it easier for people to access help and support. This includes an option to self-refer online without having to go through a GP. The service, which is operated by mental health and learnin [...]

NHS Long Term Plan published

The NHS has published its long term plan. The document, as well as addtional information about the plan, can be found on the web at The NHS long term plan will save almost half a million more lives with practical action on major killer conditions and investment in world class, cutting edge treatments includin [...]