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Still time to protect against flu as virus continues to circulate

It’s still not too late to protect vulnerable people against flu this winter – that’s the message from Northamptonshire public health officials as the influenza virus continues to circulate. Free flu vaccinations are available to NHS and social care staff as well as people in a number of risk groups – over65s, pregnant women, people [...]

By |2020-02-06T13:53:09+00:00February 6th, 2020|Health and wellbeing, Maternity, News, Respiratory care|0 Comments

KGH and NGH commit to group management model

Kettering General Hospital and Northampton General Hospital are moving towards a group management model to strengthen health services in Northamptonshire. This will include the appointment of a group Chief Executive Officer. The move signals a firm commitment to greater collaboration, at pace, between the two hospitals and a commitment of the senior management teams to [...]

Apprentices ready for the spotlight at county awards night

2019 Apprentice of the Year Megan O’Connell Some of Northamptonshire’s most promising apprentices are gearing up for a special celebration of their invaluable contribution to our local health and care workforce. The NHCP Apprenticeship Celebration Event 2020 is taking place at the Park Inn in Northampton on Friday 7 February, when dozens of [...]

By |2020-02-06T09:01:52+00:00February 6th, 2020|News, Workforce|0 Comments

Northamptonshire Health, Care and Wellbeing Plan – update

The Northamptonshire Health, Care and Wellbeing Plan – our local response to the NHS Long Term Plan and a refreshed strategy for our county’s Health and Wellbeing Board – is now expected to be published in March. Our draft plan includes input from our staff, community and stakeholders gathered in the development of the plan [...]

By |2020-02-12T09:57:57+00:00February 6th, 2020|Communications, News|0 Comments

Alison Gilbert takes on key NHCP leadership role

Alison Gilbert A new member of Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership’s leadership team has taken up her post to help drive our work towards a positive lifetime of health, wellbeing and care in our community. Alison Gilbert, a trained clinical pharmacist with extensive experience in health and care system transformation, has been appointed [...]

By |2020-02-06T13:54:19+00:00February 6th, 2020|News, Workforce|0 Comments

Carers urged to help shape local services

Carers in Northamptonshire are being encouraged to share their experiences in a questionnaire to help shape the services available to support them. Northamptonshire County Council, Northamptonshire Carers and Northamptonshire Clinical Commissioning Groups have developed the survey with voluntary sector partners. It is one of a number of different engagement activities being undertaken locally to gain [...]

By |2020-02-06T13:54:33+00:00February 6th, 2020|Engagement, News|0 Comments

Local partners identified to deliver county-wide social prescribing programme

Preparations for Northamptonshire’s new county-wide social prescribing service have stepped up this month – with four local organisations identified to plan and deliver the programme at local level. In the last edition of Partnership Update, we brought you the news that up to £14m of potential investment had been secured to fund a social [...]

By |2020-02-06T14:25:11+00:00February 6th, 2020|Health and wellbeing, News, Social Prescribing|0 Comments

“Time to talk is a definite positive”: patients share the benefits of social prescribing as further link worker recruitment begins

Kareema McCarthy People who have benefited from social prescribing in Northamptonshire have shared their stories about its positive impact on their lives – as a second phase of recruitment was launched to employ more link workers. Back in September 2019, Partnership Update reported on the successful recruitment of the first 15 social prescribing [...]

By |2020-02-06T13:54:58+00:00February 6th, 2020|Health and wellbeing, News, Social Prescribing|0 Comments

Local services support better mental health and wellbeing

People in Northamptonshire are being helped to manage their mental health and wellbeing thanks to the provision of specialised support services across the county. Local organisations are working together through Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership’s Mental Health Transformation Board to improve access to mental health services – and a number of services are available [...]

By |2020-02-06T09:04:34+00:00February 6th, 2020|Mental health, News|0 Comments

Easy read advance care planning booklet launched in pilot

An easy read advance care planning booklet has been launched in pilot across Northamptonshire. This new NHCP project, funded by Health Education England, gives people with a learning disability the opportunity to think about, talk about and write down their wishes, preferences and priorities for care at the end of their lives. Planning in advance [...]

By |2020-02-06T09:04:41+00:00February 6th, 2020|Learning disabilities, News|0 Comments