Category Archives: Events

No mental health beds in the Harrogate district – a real risk

MH maleThe 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.

Nidd Gorge and Bilton – our next Forum meeting

Nidd Gorge

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.

Are you aware of the proposed changes in NHS repeat prescriptions?

Pharmacy signThe 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.

 

July 5th 1948 – it’s 70 years since the NHS started

NHS 70To 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.

Don’t forget the Christmas Market starts on Thursday!

Harrogate Christmas marketIt’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.