CCGs rated ‘good’ by NHS England

Greater Huddersfield CCG and North Kirklees CCG have been rated ‘Good’ by NHS England in their annual performance assessments. This positive rating very much reflects the hard work, effort and progress made over the course of this year by the two organisations. Each...

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First shared lay members appointed for local CCGs

NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG and NHS North Kirklees CCG have welcomed their first Governing Body lay members in a shared role. Beth Hewitt and Hilary Thompson have been appointed as members of the Governing Bodies of both CCGs in a move aimed at supporting increased...

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Safeguarding nurse named Queen’s Nurse

A community nurse from Kirklees has been awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) in recognition of her commitment to high standards of practice and patient-centred care, leadership and learning....

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Top tips to avoid the misery of hay fever

Hay fever is caused by an allergy to pollens and the effects of hay fever can range from being quite mild, to having serious effects on your normal daily life. Common symptoms include a runny, itchy or blocked nose, sneezing and itchy, red, swollen, watery eyes.  If you have asthma, you might also have a tight feeling in your chest, be short of breath and wheeze and cough.

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Signposting helps reduce GP waiting times

GP practices across Kirklees are using a new signposting system to make sure their patients get the right service, first time. Trained staff are on hand in each practice to advise patients about the most appropriate service for them.  This could be an appointment with...

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