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 [...]

“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.