“NO HOME HERE” - North Yorkshire Police campaign to tackle community harm

In December 2017 North Yorkshire Police (NYP) began a five-month communications campaign entitled ‘NO HOME HERE’ which was seeking to help protect vulnerable victims of crime. Throughout December the campaign focused on domestic abuse, and in January moved to child neglect. The campaign continues to receive a good level of support from both [...]

More Clinical Pharmacists set to boost GP services in Harrogate, Hull and North Lincolnshire

Patients in Harrogate, Hull and North Lincolnshire are among 34 million nationally set to benefit from improved GP services as NHS England boosts the number of surgery-based clinical pharmacists. Click here to read the full press release.

Take control of your own repeat medications

Harrogate and Rural District CCG are encouraging patients to take control of ordering their own repeat medication. Waste medicines cost the local NHS approximately £1million each year, money which could be put to much better use to improve the health of local people. Online ordering will give you more control when ordering your medicines and allow [...]

Yorkshire and The Humber region - Practice Nurse Awards

Please see letter below from Joanne Crewe, our Director of Quality and Governance and Executive Nurse. This is a great opportunity to try and support our local practice nurses who all do a fantastic job and contribute significantly to improve the quality and experience of care we all receive locally – let them know how much we appreciate thei [...]

Pressures at Harrogate District Hopsital

Harrogate District Hospital is experiencing unprecedented high levels of admissions and would ask members of the public to only use the A&E Department if emergency medical attention is needed. We would always encourage the public to consider using other services that are available (and described below) to ensure that patients with emergency co [...]

Local Doctors offering more appointments this winter

A group of local doctors are working together to offer more routine primary care appointments to people living in Harrogate and Ripon this winter. Operating as the Yorkshire Health Network, the organisation is piloting improved access hubs at Mowbray Square in Harrogate and North House in Ripon for appointments in the evenings and at weekends over [...]

Stay safe on the roads this winter

As Winter starts to take hold the Met Office have been working with the RAC and Highways England to create twelve top tips for safer winter driving. Click here for details.

Cold weather information

It's set to turn cold over the weekend. Click here for a hazard assessment from the Natural Hazards Partnership.

Local residents asked to share their experiences in accessing urgent care services

NHS Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is collaborating with Healthwatch North Yorkshire to ask residents about their experiences in accessing urgent care services. Urgent care services include accident and emergency (A&E) departments, minor injury units, GP out of hours services, NHS 111 and 999. Locally, the CCG [...]

Local GP gives top tips for staying well this winter

A local GP is offering advice to residents to help them stay well during the winter months. Dr Tim Rider, a GP at The Leeds Road Practice in Harrogate, said, “For people with long-term health conditions, such as COPD, bronchitis, emphysema, diabetes, heart or kidney disease or for those who have suffered a stroke, cold weather and winter illnesses [...]

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership: Joint Committee of the 11 Clinical Commissioning Groups

In November 2016 West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (also known as the STP) published a draft plan for the area. You can read this here. This plan describes how health and care organisations, including the clinical commissioning groups will work together on the three aims of the Five Year Forward View: To improve the [...]

Harrogate health organisations to receive £50,000 for diabetes education support

Diabetes UK has welcomed a commitment from Harrogate health chiefs, the first of its kind in Yorkshire and the North East, to increase the number of people diagnosed with diabetes attending free education courses. Diabetes education courses help people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes to understand their condition, make informed lifestyle choices a [...]