Drivers wanted for Volunteer Car Scheme

Northampton Volunteer Car Scheme is appealing for local drivers to come forward to help elderly and disabled people travel to and from medical and wellbeing appointments. The scheme, run by Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire, has been operating in Northampton borough for nearly 30 years and has recently announced a new partnership providing volunteer drivers for Northamptonshire [...]

By | 2019-09-06T09:31:57+00:00 September 6th, 2019|News|0 Comments

New test for GPs to rule out bowel cancer introduced across Northamptonshire

Faster and more accurate testing for signs of bowel cancer is being introduced by GP practices across Northamptonshire. The new test, the Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT), was launched in July across the county for patients aged 60 and over with change of bowel habit. FIT works by determining whether there is blood in a person’s [...]

By | 2019-10-02T12:43:03+00:00 September 6th, 2019|Cancer, Care in your area, News|0 Comments

Successful recruitment fills all link worker vacancies

Chris Oakes Dr Tom Howseman A campaign to recruit social prescribing link workers to Northamptonshire’s Primary Care Networks has proved a big success, with all advertised vacancies set to be filled. The recruitment, led by Northamptonshire CCGs and the Local Workforce Advisory Board (LWAB) in partnership with Best of Both Worlds, [...]

By | 2019-09-06T09:33:01+00:00 September 6th, 2019|Health and wellbeing, News, Primary Care Networks, Workforce|0 Comments

Workshop encourages clinicians to be leaders for change

The ‘Leading Clinicians Through Change’ workshop “How do you get so many people doing things you tell them? It’s about the narrative – tell a story that connects with why they’re here.” These words from Prof Sarah-Jane Marsh, hospital CEO and chair of the NHS England Maternity Transformation Programme, were the inspiration for [...]

By | 2019-09-06T09:21:52+00:00 September 6th, 2019|News, Workforce|0 Comments

Fighting flu – winter vaccination is everybody’s business

Last year nearly 2,400 people had to be admitted to hospital with flu or flu-related complications – the vast majority during the winter period. Yet many of these admissions could have been avoided altogether if the patients had received the flu and pneumonia vaccinations they were entitled to get for free. Both illnesses are potentially [...]

Extra Care availability supports ageing well in Northamptonshire

Balmoral Place Extra Care scheme in Northampton Vacancies are now available in Northamptonshire for specialist housing which supports independent living for older people – and health and care professionals are being encouraged to refer people they think may be eligible. ‘Extra Care’ housing refers to a group of self-contained homes, often apartments, with [...]

By | 2019-09-06T09:58:47+00:00 September 6th, 2019|Care in your area, News|0 Comments

Personalised Care Plans support choice for pregnant women

Pregnant women will have more influence over the care and support they receive thanks to the introduction of the Personalised Care Plan (PCP) to Northamptonshire. PCPs are completed and owned by women individually, and enable them to set out their values, priorities, expectations and concerns about their maternity journeys before, during and after they [...]

By | 2019-09-06T10:12:54+00:00 September 6th, 2019|Maternity, News|0 Comments

County social prescribing service takes a step forward

Proposals to bring a county-wide social prescribing service to Northamptonshire have moved a step closer after business plans received unanimous local support. Social prescribing is a way of helping people to manage their own mental and physical health and wellbeing by referring them to non-medical services in their local community. Northamptonshire Health and Care [...]

By | 2019-09-06T09:19:16+00:00 September 6th, 2019|Care in your area, Health and wellbeing, News|0 Comments

Laying new pathways towards better care this winter

Our urgent and emergency care services come under particular pressure in winter. Colder weather and seasonal illnesses like flu put frail older people and those with longterm illnesses especially at risk of becoming acutely unwell at this time of year. This pressure affects every part of Northamptonshire’s NHS and social care services, and that’s [...]

By | 2019-09-06T09:17:51+00:00 September 6th, 2019|Care in your area, News, Urgent and emergency care|0 Comments

Partnership Update – September 2019

The September 2019 edition of Partnership Update features the latest on our work to develop the Northamptonshire Health, Care and Wellbeing Plan – our local response to the NHS Long Term Plan – and how you can make sure your voice is heard by completing our online survey. There's also news of a significant step forward in NHCP's plans [...]

By | 2019-10-02T08:54:01+00:00 September 4th, 2019|Featured, News, Publications|0 Comments
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