Job opportunity: Independent chair

Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership (NHCP) is seeking an independent chair to support and enable the next phase of its development together as an integrated care system (ICS) and to meet the requirements of the recent NHS Long Term Plan. We require a leader who can build upon the improvements we have already made [...]

By | 2019-04-12T15:53:22+00:00 January 29th, 2019|Featured, News, Workforce|0 Comments

Delays to patients leaving hospital at lowest levels since 2016

The number of patients experiencing a delay in leaving hospital in Northamptonshire fell by nearly 50%, latest figures show, following action by Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership organisations. In November, the number of days that patients were held due to a delayed transfer of care (DTOC) was 808 – 49% lower than October [...]

By | 2019-01-30T09:29:29+00:00 January 23rd, 2019|News, Urgent and emergency care|1 Comment

New smartphone waiting times app helps patients locate NHS services in Northamptonshire

People in Northamptonshire can now access real-time information about waiting times at the county’s NHS urgent care facilities – thanks to the launch of a new smartphone app. The app, called WaitLess, enables those in need of urgent but non-life-threatening care to quickly see how long the wait is at both Kettering and Northampton General [...]

Partnership Update – January 2019

The January 2019 edition of our Partnership Update staff newsletter features the latest news from across Northamptonshire’s health and care organisations. Featured in this edition are details of how Northamptonshire is leading the way with an innovative new nurse training scheme, an update on our plans to shape local health and care around our communities, the launch of [...]

By | 2019-01-18T14:33:32+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Featured, Publications|0 Comments

New nurse training scheme is a national first for Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire is set to become the first area in England to begin a brand new training programme preparing nurses for careers in general practice. The work-based education scheme is for registered nurses – including those who are newly qualified or looking to return to work – and is the latest innovative project from Northamptonshire Health [...]

By | 2019-01-14T12:49:14+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Care in your area, News, Workforce|0 Comments

Case study: Age UK Northamptonshire launches support service for patients at KGH

As part of our work to improve our county’s urgent and emergency care services, health and care organisations in Northamptonshire are working together to ensure those in need can acccess the right care in the right place at the right time – and so people in hospital are supported to return home as soon as [...]

By | 2019-01-14T11:18:03+00:00 January 14th, 2019|News, Urgent and emergency care|0 Comments

New A&E minors area opens at KGH

On Christmas Eve 2018 Kettering General Hospital opened its expanded A&E minors area for people with minor injuries and less serious medical problems. The move is part of a £2.4m refurbishment and relocation programme to improve care for patients using the hospital’s A&E services. The work has involved expanding the department into the adjacent Frank Radcliffe [...]

By | 2019-01-14T11:10:51+00:00 January 14th, 2019|News, Urgent and emergency care|0 Comments

New chairman appointment at Northampton General Hospital to strengthen partnership working

NHS Improvement has appointed Alan Burns as the new chairman of Northampton General Hospital. Alan is currently the chairman of Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and has many years’ experience as a chairman and chief executive. He has also been involved in national work on public sector reform and research and development, and was [...]

By | 2019-08-07T08:15:33+00:00 January 14th, 2019|News, Our hospitals working more closely together|0 Comments

Supporting clinical staff through change

If our Partnership work is to succeed, it’s important to ensure that clinicians at all levels across our health and care organisations are fully engaged in what we are doing. In order to build clinical engagement across the Partnership, and as part of the workplan for the Strategic Clinical Group, Julie Shepherd (NHCP Nurse Lead) [...]

By | 2019-01-14T10:58:22+00:00 January 14th, 2019|News, Workforce|0 Comments
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