A new online consultation service could revolutionise the way patients across Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby areas receive medical advice from their GP.
NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is using digital technology to bring choice to patients who want to consult online, in many cases avoiding the need to make a visit to the practice altogether.
Eight practices across the area have expressed an interest in trialling the service for 12 months and three practices (with a combined patient population of almost 27,500) have already “gone live”. This initiative is being funded by NHS England.
Patients who submit their symptoms online will get a quick response (typically the same day) which could be advice, directing to other support such as the pharmacy or a booking for an appointment if necessary. The service also offers around the clock NHS self-help information, signposting to services, and a symptom checker.
Patients can also request prescriptions and test results, referral letters and medical reports.
To use online consultations patients simply visit their own GP practice website for more information.
County Lines is a police campaign which aims to raise awareness of a criminal activity. This is when criminals from major cities expand their drug networks to small market towns. This campaign is a foremost priority for North Yorkshire Police and information from members of the public is invaluable in helping us safeguard vulnerable people, disrupt criminal activity and bring the suspects to justice. We therefore ask members of the public to call in with any information about suspicious activity in your area. For further information please visit the North Yorkshire Police website.
Come and join us for a festive singalong – there will be:
A warming drink and nibbles
Musicians and Singers
Children’s Creative Christmas Tree Decoration Competition
Live Music and Lyrics
Date: 24th December 2018
Time: 17:30 to 18:30
At: St James the Great Church
All proceeds going to the St James Church Flush Fund
Garget Walker House Day Centre is a registered charity based in Richmond that’s cares for people with Dementia.
They urgently need new volunteer drivers to help transport people with dementia to and from Garget Walker House Day Centre in Richmond.
Volunteers use their own vehicle and receive 45p per mile. The dates you can drive will be your choice.
For further information please contact Kay at Stokesley office 01642 710190 or Liz from Friends of Garget Walker House in Richmond on 01748 825832. Meetings can be arranged locally to you.