Three North Yorkshire CCGs move towards merger

North Yorkshire’s three clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have agreed to merge. The decision was ratified during a meeting in public of the Governing Bodies which represent NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG, NHS Harrogate and Rural District CCG and NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG, meeting as a ‘Committee in Common’. A detailed formal p [...]

Ten Year Plan for NHS is published

The NHS Long Term Plan is the national health service’s plan to make sure it is fit for the future. It aims to give everyone the best start in life, will deliver world-class care for major health problems such as cancer and mental health, and will help people age well. The plan, backed by extra investment, has been developed by people who know the [...]

Patients in Scarborough and Ryedale asked to consider proposals to help keep the local NHS sustainable

Health leaders in Scarborough and Ryedale are set to ask residents: “What changes to services and prescribing policy would be acceptable to help keep our local NHS sustainable”? NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will share details of the difficulties facing the local health economy with residents at two open meetings in [...]

Scarborough and Ryedale CCG praises efforts of health and social care staff

NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has thanked staff working in the local health service for their hard work in providing care over the winter period at a time of unprecedented demand. CCG chairman, Dr Phil Garnett, said "Demand for health services, particularly GPs, A&E and Urgent Care has been extremely high over t [...]

Wasted medicines cost local NHS tens of thousands of pounds a month

NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging patients to only order the prescribed medication they need, as a new picture emerges of the scale of waste in our area. Medication that’s returned to a pharmacy has to be destroyed. It cannot be given to another patient, even if that medication is unopened. A snapshot taken a [...]