Partnership Update – December 2018

This is the second edition of the Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership (NHCP)update newsletter for all health and care staff working in our county. Highlights from this latest edition include the lowdown on our work to get ready for winter, a closer look at some of the teams who help us turn our Partnership plans into [...]

By |2019-01-18T14:39:30+00:00December 18th, 2018|Featured, Publications|0 Comments

Estates – building for the future

Our estates are the buildings and land we own as health and care organisations, and it’s the role of the estates workstream to consider what facilities we already have and what we might need to support our plans for the future of health and care in Northamptonshire. NHS England has provided funding for the estates [...]

By |2018-12-17T16:18:24+00:00December 4th, 2018|Estates, News|0 Comments

New leads to drive recruitment and retention

It’s the responsibility of the NHCP workforce group to consider the staffing requirements and implications of our transformation work across all our health and care organisations. Recruitment is now under way to appoint five new leaders – a recruitment lead, a retention lead, an organisational development lead, a workforce lead and an apprentices lead – [...]

By |2018-12-17T16:20:18+00:00December 4th, 2018|News, Workforce|0 Comments

Transforming cancer services for the better

As one of the areas of focus in the national NHS Five Year Foward View, a great deal of Partnership work is going on to improve cancer services in Northamptonshire. This includes new ways to detect cancers earlier and a renewed focus on improving the overall health and wellbeing of people living with the illness. [...]

By |2018-12-17T16:21:24+00:00December 4th, 2018|Cancer, News|0 Comments

Mental health – making the difference where it matters

Historically, our mental health services in Northamptonshire have been planned and delivered in a way that focuses very strongly on fulfilling certain levels of activity. What this approach doesn’t encourage is a detailed understanding of how well this activity actually meets the needs of our service users and what difference this makes to their health [...]

By |2018-12-17T16:25:49+00:00December 4th, 2018|Mental health, News|0 Comments

Extended GP access has arrived!

Booking a GP appointment during the evening and at weekends is now much easier in Northamptonshire thanks to a new extended access service now available throughout the county. The service has been introduced in response to growing demand to see a GP or other GP practice professional outside of normal working hours, and appointments can [...]

By |2019-08-07T08:18:03+01:00December 4th, 2018|Care in your area, News|0 Comments

Catherine takes lead on general practice workforce

We understand the importance of ensuring our county’s GP practices have the resources they need to meet growing demand from patients – and our work in this area has been bolstered by the appointment of Catherine Wills as NHCP’s new workforce programme manager for primary care. Catherine Wills Catherine (pictured right) has worked closely [...]

By |2019-11-14T11:13:42+00:00December 4th, 2018|Care in your area, News, Workforce|0 Comments

Working together to transform urgent and emergency care this winter – and beyond

Our urgent and emergency care services across Northamptonshire are under particular pressure in the winter, and we know that collaborative action is required to tackle this challenge. For many months all our health and social care organisations have been working together through Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership (NHCP) to prepare for this winter and beyond, and we have implemented [...]

By |2020-01-07T09:15:50+00:00December 1st, 2018|Featured, Publications|0 Comments