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Service users at the forefront in design of ‘live well’ resources

People living with respiratory illness in Northamptonshire are playing a central role in empowering themselves to choose well, stay well and live well with their condition. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) describes a range of conditions that cause breathing difficulties, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. People with COPD can do a lot to help [...]

By | 2019-12-04T08:53:36+00:00 November 5th, 2019|Care in your area, Engagement, News, Respiratory care|0 Comments

Green-light decision awaited for social prescribing plans

Work to develop a new county-wide social prescribing service for Northamptonshire is approaching a key milestone – with a formal decision on financial support expected soon. Social prescribing is a way of helping people to manage their own mental and physical health and wellbeing by referring them to local community-run services like [...]

By | 2019-11-14T08:25:05+00:00 November 5th, 2019|Health and wellbeing, News, Social Prescribing|0 Comments

Final plan set for publication

Our collective local strategy for delivering health and social care improvements to meet the needs of our communities – and ensure services are fit for the future – is set to be finalised ready for publication. The Northamptonshire Health, Care and Wellbeing Plan sets the future direction for all health and care organisations in the [...]

By | 2019-12-04T08:54:32+00:00 November 5th, 2019|Communications, Engagement, News|0 Comments

Meet Northamptonshire’s brand new Rapid Response team!

Northamptonshire's new Rapid Response team A new service supporting some of our county’s most vulnerable residents has launched this week – and is expected to help us avoid up to 1,500 hospital admissions each year across Northamptonshire. The Rapid Response team will change the way we respond to elderly people who fall in [...]

By | 2019-11-14T08:25:15+00:00 November 5th, 2019|Frailty, News, Urgent and emergency care|0 Comments

Listen and subscribe to our new ‘Pod Squad’ podcast

Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership has launched a brand new podcast series offering another way for our county’s health and care professionals to keep in touch with the latest news and talking points. The NHCP Pod Squad podcast is designed to make it easy for busy NHS and social care staff and colleagues in the [...]

By | 2019-12-04T08:54:44+00:00 November 5th, 2019|Communications, Featured, News|0 Comments

Opportunities to share your views in surveys

People in Northamptonshire are being offered the chance to have their say about particular aspects of local health, care and support services in the following public surveys: • Ambulance services – if you have used or needed the ambulance service in the last 12 months – particularly if you live in a rural area – [...]

By | 2019-11-14T08:25:31+00:00 November 5th, 2019|Engagement, News|0 Comments

County buildings light up for Baby Loss Awareness Week

The front of the maternity units at Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals and Northampton’s famous National Lift Tower were among the buildings turned pink and blue for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2019. These buildings, along with St Michael and All Angels Church in Kettering and All Saints Church in Northampton, were illuminated in pink [...]

By | 2019-11-05T10:09:45+00:00 November 5th, 2019|Maternity, News|0 Comments

Health screening and vaccination offered to homeless people

Health screening and vaccination is being provided to homeless people across Northamptonshire again this year through a pioneering project which provides free health screening drop-in sessions. Northamptonshire County Council’s Public Health team has worked with partners to provide a number f these sessions across the county during October 2019. People attending the sessions will be [...]

By | 2019-11-05T10:17:15+00:00 November 5th, 2019|Health and wellbeing, News|0 Comments

County workforce strategy supports delivery of better care

As part of the development of the Northamptonshire Health, Care and Wellbeing Plan, NHCP workforce leads have been taking steps to ensure the right staff are in place to meet the future health and care needs of our communities. Through engagement with key leads from across NHCP’s different areas of work, members of Northamptonshire’s Local [...]

By | 2019-11-05T10:09:30+00:00 November 5th, 2019|News, Primary Care Networks, Workforce|0 Comments

Ned’s story inspires parents to back flu vaccination campaign

A couple who lost one of their identical twin baby sons to flu are campaigning for people to be vaccinated to prevent such tragedies happening to others. Nikki Shaw, 32, and Dan Rowe, 36, from Market Harborough, had their sons Ned and Gus on December 7, 2018, at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Six [...]

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