Update to the Local Transformation Plan for Children and Young People’s Mental Health published

We have been working with local partners to update the Local Transformation Plan for Children and Young People’s Mental Health. The latest Plan (October 2018) outlines some of the key achievements over the last year including launching a new text service for young people called ‘BUZZ US’, delivering mental health awareness training to over 8,000 p [...]

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership shortlisted for national award for support to carers

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership has been shortlisted for a prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) award in the System Led Support for Carers category. A Partnership formed from the NHS, councils, independent care providers, Healthwatch and hundreds of carer and community organisations; the Partnership is working together [...]

Consultation on over the counter medicines (15 October - 12 November 2018)

Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group (HaRD CCG) is planning to implement national guidance on restricting, in certain circumstances, prescribing of over the counter medicines and we would like to hear your views before we do. We regularly review all the services we commission to ensure that we are using NHS funds appropri [...]

Harrogate and Rural District CCG 2017/18 annual assessment

Every year NHS England gives each CCG a headline assessment against the indicators in the CCG improvement and assessment framework (IAF). The IAF aligns key objectives and priorities as part our aim to deliver the NHS Five Year Forward View. Our end of year assessment from NHS England for 2017/18 is ‘requires improvement’. This is the same as last [...]

Breast Cancer Screening - local contacts

As you may have seen in the national press there has been an issue with a complex IT problem with the national breast screening invitation system which has led to some women not being invited for their final screen between their 68th and 71st birthdays. For more information see the Missed invitations for Breast Screening press release. All women a [...]

Another step forward for the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership

Harrogate and Rural District CCG is a proud member of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership which has been named as one of four new areas in England that will be given additional freedom and flexibility to manage the delivery of local services.  The Partnership will join the Integrated Care System (ICS) programme in shad [...]

Funding awarded for improved mental health services for new and expectant mums in North Yorkshire

Three North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have been successful in securing funding for perinatal mental health as part of a £23 million national scheme announced by NHS England on 8 May. This money will enable enhanced specialist community mental health services for new and expectant mums within North Yorkshire. Speaking of beha [...]

Local Diabetes Education and Prevention in Harrogate and Rural District

At Harrogate and Rural District CCG (CCG) we know that preventing diabetes and improving diabetes care is vital to improving overall health and wellbeing across Harrogate and the surrounding district. This is increasingly important given the rising prevalence of diabetes and risk factors like obesity. We are currently involved in two innovative pr [...]

Tackling medicine waste: what you can do to help

Did you know medicines which have been taken out of a pharmacy or surgery cannot be reused, even if they are unopened? Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group are encouraging patients to take active control when ordering repeat prescriptions and order only what they need. This will help combat medicine waste, which costs the loca [...]

Delivery of Urgent Care Services

The NHS Five Year Forward View  explains the need to redesign urgent and emergency care services in England for people of all ages with physical and mental health problems, and sets out the new models of care needed to do so. On the 25th August NHS England published a national specification for Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) that sets out key a [...]

Valentine's awareness campaign from Independent Domestic Abuse Services

IDAS is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting anyone experiencing or affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence. Their services include refuge accommodation, community based support, peer mentoring, group work and access to a free, confidential out of hours’ helpline. They are running a Valentine's day campaign to spread [...]

Extended Access to Primary Care Services

You can now access a range of Primary Care services at evenings and weekends in both Harrogate and Ripon. Appointments have been made available at two hub sites for patients of all 17 of Harrogate and Rural District CCG’s practices when your own GP practice is closed. You can book into an appointment in an evening or at the weekend by contacti [...]