Richmondshire District Council

Health services

Health and social care services are provided by North Yorkshire County Council.  They provide services in safeguarding, disabilities, carers, health and wellbeing, social care for adults and social care for children.

Find a GP, hospital, dentist, optician, pharmacy and other health services near you.


Support available from other organisations 

  • Screening Saves Lives is a Public Health England campaign to increase the number of women attending their cervical screening across England. The service in Richmondshire is provided by Public Health South Tees. As part of the campaign a number of local businesses in Richmondshire have signed up to the Screen Stars reward scheme. At your smear test the nurse will give you a Screen Stars cardTake along your Screen Stars card to redeem your offer at any of the businesses.
  • Community First Yorkshire offers a range of support, both practical and financial, for past members of the armed forces over 65 to enable them to lead fuller lives.

  • The Government's winter fuel payment is for those born on or before 5 November 1953 you could receive between £100 and £300 to help pay your heating bills if you are eligible and receive a state pension or another social security benefit.

  • Healthwatch North Yorkshire is a local body to help improve the quality of health and social services across North Yorkshire by listening to those people using the services to find out what they like about the services, and what improvements could be made. Advice is also provided about the type of services available locally.

Healthier businesses

North Yorkshire County Council provide advice and guidance to businesses to help them provide healthier options to their customers:

  • The Healthier Choices certification scheme helps those businesses selling food and drink to raise awareness to their customers that they offer 'healthier choices'.  

  • The responsible retailer award is awarded to those retailers of alcohol, tobacco and other age-restricted products such as e-cigarettes, that have met legal and social obligations associated with the sale of age-related products. 
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