Useful links and information

Self care

As well as charities, there are a number of health and social services into which you can self-refer without the need of a formal referral from your doctor.

Don’t forget your local pharmacist can assist with medication queries, offer advice regarding minor ailments and sexual health and provide emergency contraception.

Phone numbers

PALS (Patient Advisory Liaison Service) – 01609 767607
The Friarage Hospital, Northallerton – 01609 779911
The Memorial Hospital, Darlington – 01325 380100
James Cook University Hospital – 01642 850850
NHS111 (non-emergency medical helpline) – 111
Northallerton Registration Office (births, deaths and marriages) – 01609 780780
NHS Patient Transport Service (free of charge) – 0300 330 2000
NHS Patient Transport Service (24hr cancellation line) – 0330 333 9970
Community Care Car Scheme (mileage charge) – 01642 710190
Richmondshire Community and Voluntary Action – 01748 833773
Health Visitors, Richmond – 01423 542250
Citizens’ Advice Bureau, Richmond – 01748 823862

Websites

North Yorkshire Connect – https://northyorkshireconnect.org.uk
A community directory for North Yorkshire offering local information from community and voluntary organisations that can provide advice and support. It also lists activities and things to do.

NHS Veterans’ Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service
Do you need help? If you are a member of the armed forces approaching discharge or a veteran and you are experiencing mental health difficulties, please use the information below to get in contact with your local service.
Contact: Anna Burke  Email: vwals@nhs.net  Tel: 0191 441 5974

NHS – www.nhs.uk
For health information, online symptom checker, services in your local area and much more.

NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group – www.hambletonrichmondshireandwhitbyccg.nhs.uk

HR Carers (Hambleton and Richmondshire Carers) – hrcarers.org.uk
Email: info@hrcarers.org.uk  Telephone: 01609 780872

Patient – patient.info
Symptom checker, health information and medicines guidance

Veterans’ Gateway – www.veteransgateway.org.uk
Information, advice and support for veterans.

Your Health Voice – yourhealthvoice.org
Public health resource for people and patients in the Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby area

Safeguarding

Safeguarding simply means keeping people safe from harm. It is about protecting children and adults from abuse or neglect. The PDF below has information on what safeguarding measures are in place at Harewood Medical Practice as well as what to do if you are concerned a child or adult is at risk of abuse.

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