Rick Sweeney

Rick Sweeney

I am a passionate supporter of the principles of the NHS – that it should meet the needs of everyone, be free at the point of delivery and based on clinical need, not on the ability to pay.

My whole working life until retirement in 2018, was in the NHS, initially in junior doctor posts in Leeds and Harrogate and then as a GP in central Harrogate for 31 years.

We are very fortunate in Harrogate with the quality of health services provided, but we must always work to maintain and improve this.

I am particularly motivated to ensure Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust’s services are patient focused and better integrated with Mental Health Services, Social Services, General Practices, Care Homes, and the many excellent Voluntary Sector Services operating locally.

If you would like to contact Rick on a matter related to his role as a Governor, please email [email protected]. Thank you.