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Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust - Cancer Advice Line

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust have launched a Cancer Advice Line for cancer patients and their families and carers. This advisory line signposts callers to specific information and address queries. It is staffed on a rota basis by administrative and nursing staff so that it has clinical oversight [...]

Open letter to GP patients - COVID-19

Open letter to GP patients in North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups – (Hambleton Richmondshire and Whitby CCG, Harrogate and Rural District CCG, NHS Scarborough Ryedale CCG) As a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak, primary care is facing unprecedented demands on its services. In addition, we are also facing substantial staffing shorta [...]

Calls on local people to help recycle community equipment

Medequip rolls out its mobile unit – and calls on people to help recycle community equipment The provider of community equipment in York and North Yorkshire is rolling out its mobile exhibition unit – and appealing for people to return any unwanted crutches, walking frames or chair raisers. Medequip, which provides equipment on behalf of North Yo [...]

Up to date information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) The NHS in Harrogate and Rural District and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. The late [...]

CCGs support ‘Wake Up North Yorkshire’ campaign

North Yorkshire’s Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have backed a North Yorkshire campaign aimed at changing drinking culture and the harm caused by alcohol. Launched by North Yorkshire County Council, the Wake Up North Yorkshire campaign has been developed after research with residents found that more than 40 per cent of 1,000 people who respo [...]

North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups support the ‘International Year of the Nurse and Midwife’ campaign

NHS Hambleton Richmondshire and Whitby, NHS Harrogate and Rural District and NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are backing a national initiative, hosted by NHS England and NHS Improvement, which aims to showcase and celebrate nursing and midwifery. The ‘International Year of the Nurse and Midwife’ will run througho [...]

North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups support the ‘International Year of the Nurse and Midwife’ campaign

NHS Hambleton Richmondshire and Whitby, NHS Harrogate and Rural District and NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are backing a national initiative, hosted by NHS England and NHS Improvement, which aims to showcase and celebrate nursing and midwifery. The ‘International Year of the Nurse and Midwife’ will run througho [...]

Healthy Hearts initiative helps local people think about their blood pressure

In the UK, high blood pressure is the third biggest risk factor for disease after tobacco, smoking and poor diet.¹ Not many people know that high blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases the risk of developing serious health problems such as heart attacks and strokes. Doctors across Harrogate [...]

New community equipment ‘amnesty bin’

A new ‘amnesty bin’ to make it easier for people to return on loan community equipment like walking frames and crutches has been installed at a household waste recycling centre in Harrogate. It follows talks between Medequip Assistive Technology Ltd – which issues community equipment to patients on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council and clin [...]

Wuhan novel coronavirus: information for the public

To read more about the Wuhan novel coronavirus, including the current situation in the UK and actions taken in the UK and abroad please see this website which is being kept up to date as the situation develops: http://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public.

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 [...]