New website gives mums a voice in development of local maternity services

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) has launched a new website platform for teams of women and their families, commissioners and maternity staff who are working together to develop local maternity care. Part of the NHS national Better Births strategy and the Local Maternity System (LMS) action plan, Maternity Vo [...]

How to stay well over Christmas and New Year

Doctors in North Yorkshire are urging patients to check their stocks of repeat medication ahead of the Christmas period. With most GP practices closed for Christmas Day and Boxing Day, other local NHS services often experience increased demand, with the NHS 111 telephone service receiving high volumes of calls from patients who have run out of the [...]

Visitors urged to keep flu out of hospital

Visitors to hospitals in North and East Yorkshire are being urged to help protect patients and staff by reducing the spread of flu and other illnesses which are commonly associated with winter. Flu, short for influenza, is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes. It can prove fatal for vulnerable people, with those aged 65 a [...]

Supporting people with their mental health – providing the right care, in the right place

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, our specialist mental health provider, are working together with partners across health, social care and voluntary sectors to launch Right Care, Right Place. Right Care, Right Place aims to work with service users and carers, local communities, partnership organisations and staff across those organi [...]

‘Looking out for our neighbours’ campaign returns to combat loneliness and social isolation this winter

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership’s community campaign ‘Looking out for our neighbours’ returns this December to help prevent loneliness and social isolation this winter. This phase builds on the success of the campaign earlier this year when local people carried out over 46,000 acts of kindness in their local neighbourhoods [...]

New Suicide Bereavement Service

A new service to support people bereaved or affected by suicide goes live on Monday (2 December) across West Yorkshire and Harrogate. The service is a response to the fact that people bereaved by suicide are more likely to suffer from severe depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, or even adopt suicidal behaviours themselves. The West Yorksh [...]

Flu - advice on how to stay well this winter

Flu is a common viral infection spread by coughs and sneezes. It can be very unpleasant, but you'll usually begin to feel better within about a week. You can use over-the-counter medicine to manage your symptoms, which could include: High temperature of 38C (100.4F) or above Tiredness and weakness Headache Aches and pains Dry, chesty cough [...]

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Healthy Hearts initiative continues to help save lives

A new initiative that was launched in April 2019 with the aim to reduce the number of heart attacks and strokes across Harrogate and surrounding areas is showing positive results. The local Harrogate NHS Commissioning Group is working in partnership with the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network and other healthcare professionals to [...]

Innovative new programme to prevent ‘shaken baby syndrome’ launches across the region

Last week saw the regional launch of an innovative new programme to support parents manage normal infant crying and to prevent abusive head trauma injuries to babies caused by shaking, also referred to as ‘shaken baby syndrome’. ‘ICON – Babies Cry, You can Cope’ (ICON) is an evidenced-based programme designed to help parents and carers understand t [...]

North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups back World Antibiotics Awareness Week campaign

NHS Hambleton Richmondshire and Whitby, NHS Harrogate and Rural District and NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are backing a national campaign which aims to increase awareness of antibiotic resistance. The campaign known as ‘World Antibiotics Awareness Week’ will run from 18 to 22 November targeting the general publi [...]

Merger approved for three North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups

NHS England has approved the merger of three North Yorkshire clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). The three CCGs – NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG, NHS Harrogate and Rural District CCG and NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG – will become the North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group on 1 April 2020. We welcome NHS England’s decision a [...]

CCG publishes October 2019 Refresh to the Local Transformation Plan for Children and Young People's Mental Health

The North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups have continued to work closely with key partners, children, young people and families to improve mental health care for all children and young people. The Local Transformation Plan for Children and Young People's Mental Health October 2019 Refresh outlines some of the key accomplishments over [...]