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The approved plans for a specialised facility to be built on the outskirts of Harrogate have been put on hold, pending the outcome of a local consultation. There is the possibility that patients will have to travel out of the district to receive care. For patients living with dementia this would be extremely stressful – away from familiar surroundings and people.
To find out how you can express your views and attend a public event to discuss this issue, please visit our ‘Have your say‘ page. There are less than 2 weeks to make your views known.
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) takes place on March 22nd at 2pm. This will be followed by refreshments and a talk about ‘Harlow Carr Gardens – Past & Present’ by Andrew Willocks. Admission £2 which includes refreshments and a raffle ticket.. For further details of this and other events, please visit our ‘Forum Events’ page.
We thought we would start the year off with a lighter theme. Ray Barker’s talk will be about Nidd Gorge and Bilton and will also include a night study of the local wild life. We hope you will enjoy the talk.
Please note: In view of the proposed changes to NHS repeat prescription services, a representative of the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be giving a short presentation on how these changes could affect older people in the district.
For further details, please visit our ‘Forum Events’ page.
The local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is proposing changes to the way in which repeat prescriptions for medicines are being handled. As you can imagine, many patients are expressing concern about this. In order to clarify the situation, the Forum has invited a respresentative from the CCG to attend our next Forum meeting to explain what is proposed. For further information, please visit our ‘Forum Events‘ page or follow us on Twitter.
To mark the occasion, you are invited to a presentation entitled ‘The NHS is 70 – a national treasure we all need to take care of’. The speakers, who have over 30 years combined experience in Senior NHS Leadership roles, will be: Eve Hawkins – NHS Champion and Matt Walker – Parliamentary Spokesperson for Harrogate and Knaresborough Libdems, former A&E Manager at Harrogate Hospital.
The event will take place on Friday 12th January 2018, 7pm at Christ Church, HG1 4SW £5 a ticket and a glass of mulled wine and nibbles.
Please join the Forum for our meeting on November 23rd when we will be discussing what is happening in the NHS at the current time. For further details, visit our Forum Events page.
Ask! Italian was the venue for our latest lunch club gathering. We enjoyed great pasta dishes and pizzas, followed by some delicious desserts including cheesecake and tiramisu. The restaurant offers a variety of menus for all budgets. Thank you to the staff who looked after us very well.
It’s almost time for the start of the Harrogate Christmas Market on Montpellier Hill November 16th – 19th. It will be open 10am – 8pm Thursday to Saturday and 10am – 5pm on Sunday. Don’t forget to pick up your free guide to the Market (available in hotels and the Tourist information Centre and here) which also includes information about parking, the complimentary shuttle bus and a calendar of Christmas events in Harrogate.
Harrogate Voluntary Community Sector (VCS) representatives are needed to help plan services for the future. If you would like to help, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHSTrust is inviting you to attend a meeting on November 27th
For further details, click here.