Helen Flynn

Get the NHS App: Book appointments and order repeat prescriptions, etc

All GP practices in North Yorkshire are connected to the NHS App – giving patients the ability to book and manage GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view their medical records and access a range of other services. You can also use the NHS App to register to become an organ donor.  The NHS App can …

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Vaccination Update: 40-year olds invited to book appointments

The vaccination programme continues to make steady pace in North Yorkshire with a strong focus on delivering second vaccinations and we are assured that supply will be available to enable every adult to be offered a first Covid vaccination by the end of July. Towards the end of last week invitations for those aged 40 …

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Amazing milestone achieved: 100,000 vaccinations at the Harrogate and Ripon Vaccination Centres

One of our biggest tasks here at Nidd Plus over the past few months has been to recruit, vet, train and deploy around 90 new local volunteers from Nidderdale and the Washburn Valley to help with marshalling patients at the two centres that Harrogate GPs have set up at Harrogate and Ripon. So it was …

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Rapid COVID testing now available to everyone: where to get tests locally

The government has announced twice weekly rapid testing to be available to everyone. This initiative started on 9th April. People are encouraged to take regular Lateral Flow tests–even if you have no COVID symptoms– to help prevent outbreaks and reclaim a more normal way of life. Pick up tests at a local pharmacy You can …

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NHS 111 Phone Service: The best way to get urgent care when you need it

If you need urgent care, then the best way to receive the most appropriate service, in a safe and timely way, is to contact 111. Your NHS 111 advisor or clinician will be able to assess you on the phone and, if needed can direct you to or book an appointment with a GP, pharmacist, …

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How to stay on top of Safeguarding: NHS England Safeguarding app

Many of us have been acting as volunteers in the current COVID crisis and helping neighbours and residents in our own communities. This app, described below, may act as a useful resource if you every have safeguarding concerns regarding members of your local community. The NHS Safeguarding app has been developed to act as a …

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Stepping Up for Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity (HHCC)

Across the district, many people are wanting to support our local hospital and the amazing work they are doing in the COVID crisis. Here is a way you can help. Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity (HHCC) are challenging you to collectively step across their footprint, covering 405 miles, to raise  funds to benefit patients, staff …

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Nidderdale Census Support Service–now also open on Census Day, 21st March

We are proud to be the only Census Support Service in Harrogate District and are already offering lots of help and support, as well as COVID-safe face-to-face appointments at our hub in Pateley Bridge, to help people fill in their form online. The period that the Census runs from is 1st March-4th May, and Census …

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