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Two receptionsit posts at Pickering Medical Practice

Do you enjoy helping people? Do you have good keyboard skills? Do you like working as part of a busy and professional team? If so, we would love to hear from you. We are currently looking for two Medical Receptionists to join our busy Reception Team dealing with patient enquiries on the telephone and in […]

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Singing for health – Musical Memories Happy Hour

A Musical Memories Happy Hour is a fun, social singing session during which we sing together some of the best known songs of the 20th century (everyone is provided with a songbook in large print for easy reading) accompanied by live piano and guitar. No previous singing experience is necessary! If you enjoy singing in […]

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Hospice Fundraiser to ‘Colour the Coast’

The vibrant spectacle of the very first first colour run ever to be held on a Yorkshire beach comes to Filey on Saturday 7th May. A kaleidoscope of colour is promised for fun-loving fundraisers as they dash along the sands in aid of Saint Catherine’s Hospice. This 5k event is an un-timed, non-competitive event promising […]

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Park Run to take place every Saturday

A running event that has been surging in popularity across the country has come to Ryedale. Despite no forward publicity, 276 people attended the inaugural parkrun in Dalby Forest, with runners coming from far and wide to support it. The run, which is staffed entirely by volunteers, is described by the organisation as “free, weekly, […]

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“Who Cares?” – conference

On Saturday 16th of April a day conference on the topic ‘Who Cares?’ will consider Christian care in the community. The day will be introduced by the Anglican Bishop of Carlisle James Newcome. His keynote speech will be followed by small group discussions of End of Life Care, Mental Health Issues, Dementia and Stress. The […]

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It’s Radon Awareness Week

Many thanks to Pickering resident Dave Jackson for this article: Radon seems to be something that most Pickering residents that I have spoken to have little, if any, awareness. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can affect properties of all types, ages, locations and uses. The gas is formed when uranium in the […]

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Five ways to protect your hearing

I’m delighted that David Mason, North Yorkshire’s leading hearing care specialist, is writing a series of informative blog posts for us over the coming weeks about issues relating to hearing. His contact details will be on the end of every article if you wish to follow up on anything he raises or visit his website. […]

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Facts Before Fracks

This free meeting is being hosted by Pickering GP Tim Thornton on Wednesday 29th, to present some expert opinions on how fracking might impact on our health and on our communities if it goes ahead here in Ryedale.

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Yoga retreat with Robin Stamm – Ampleforth – 1-3 May

Ampleforth Abbey provides the setting for a weekend yoga retreat with Robin Stamm organised by The Little Yoga Company. Find out more about this retreat by visiting The Little Yoga Company. About Robin Stamm Seeking out a different way of working, Robin took her first yoga class with Diane Long in London and realized then […]

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Health and wellbeing newsletter

The latest issue of the North Yorkshire Health and Wellbeing Board newsletter has recently been published. Topics covered in this issue include: how health and social care services worked together to meet the challenges of winter; preparations for the introduction of the Care Act in April; the latest on the development of an autism strategy […]

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Grant funding for local projects

The People’s Health Trust is open for applications, quite broad ideas as long as it is a project designed and run by local people. They are looking for projects where they are the only funder. Application deadline 25th February. Grants of between £5000 and £25,000 are available. More detail about the sort of things they […]

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Help and support for Carers

Scarborough and Ryedale Carers Resource (SRCR) is supporting this year’s Carers Week (9th – 15th June) by holding information events in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale. There will be an information and awareness stand at Malton library on Tuesday 10th from 10.30-2.30pm. We can also be found at Scarborough library on Thursday 12th June and at […]

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Free blood pressure checks in Helmsley this Friday

Helping prevent the ‘Silent Killer’. The Helmsley and District Rotary Club have organised a free blood pressure testing session in the Feathers Hotel this Friday between 10.00am – 1.00pm. Everyone is welcome – locals and visitors alike. Having your blood pressure taken is simple, quick and painless. Why is it important to check your blood […]

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Ryedale near top of obesity league table

The BBC news today reveals that Ryedale has one of the fattest populations in England, according to new government figures. The district comes fourth in the league tables with an obesity rate of 73.7%. The highest rate is in Copeland in West Cumbria at 75.9%. Shocking figures indeed, but I looked carefully at my fellow […]

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Ambitious plan launched to create a Ryedale Trail cycle route

An ambitious plan to create a major cycling route has been launched and leading organisations and personalities are being urged to support the venture. The Ryedale Trail is the idea of national cycling charity Sustrans, Helmsley Arts Centre, parish councillors and residents, said the campaign group’s leader, Helen Gundry, outlining her plan to Pickering Town […]

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The Ryedale Trail

Well someone may come up with a better name, but a campaign was born last week! Inspired by David Hall, Sustrans Regional Director for Yorkshire and Humber, and sustained by Jean Kershaw of Helmsley Arts Centre, a group of Ryedale Parish Councillors and local residents met recently to discuss how to link our communities together with a […]

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Health Watch North Yorkshire

Healthwatch North Yorkshire coming to Ryedale

Healthwatch is a new organisation that will support everyone across North Yorkshire to: Have a say in how health and social care services are provided Find out about health and social care services Make a formal complaint about NHS services The launch event for Healthwatch in Ryedale is on November 12th in Malton – please […]

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NYCC to consult on reductions in adult social care

North Yorkshire County Council is holding a public consultation about finding savings from the budget for adult social care, along with other services, as a result of government funding cuts. A spokesman for the Council said: “The council needs to make millions of pounds in savings and decisions on where to make these savings are […]

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Little Yoga Company – up and coming events

Our Retreat weekends, at the Alban Roe House, Ampleforth Abbey, are a real opportunity to step out of life, relax, recharge & enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Billy Doyle Kashmir tradition Yoga Retreat 11th – 13th October 2013 28th – 30th March 2014 19th – 21st September 2014 This approach emphasizes working with the energy body. […]

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Mobile sight loss service rolls into Ryedale

Sight Support Ryedale, the local charity providing services for blind and partially sighted people in the area, has arranged for Action for Blind People’s pioneering mobile Sight Loss Information Service packed with the latest aids, equipment and specialist advice for blind and partially sighted people, to visit Ryedale. The mobile Sight Loss Information Service, run […]

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York Hospital hosts the nation’s finest landscapes

Stunning photographs of the UK’s National Parks taken by some of the country’s best landscape photographers are now on display at York Hospital. The exhibition was compiled by the North York Moors National Park Authority to celebrate the outstanding legacy of Britain’s National Parks. Accompanying each photograph is a statement by the photographer about its […]

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A new dawn for Terrington Surgery

A new team of GPs have taken over Terrington Surgery following the retirement of Dr Bradley. This dispensing practice is now being run by Dr Nick Wilson and Dr Judith Matthews and, with the help of Drs Sian Gilchrist and Stephen Pope, they are offering the patients of Terrington the full range of GP services […]

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Job – Helmsley Pharmacy – Pharmacy Dispenser

Part time – mornings only at this stage Competitive salary depending on experience Within this Pharmacy an opportunity has arisen to expand our team and take on another dispenser. We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and initiative who will become part of an experienced and supportive team in our friendly, rural pharmacy. The role […]

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Yoga retreat at Ampleforth

The Little Yoga Company has been set up by Jules Watson and Ruth Smith from Kirkbymoorside’s Natural Health Centre who would like to highlight their first retreat taking place in June. Here’s the details: The retreat begins on Friday 7th June with the evening meal, followed by a meditation and relaxation session. There will be […]

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