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Healthy town projects funded to improve local wellbeing

Northamptonshire County Council’s Public Health team is working with the county’s seven district Health and Wellbeing Forums to invest in innovative healthy town projects that contribute to local area health and wellbeing and help deliver on local priorities. This investment recognises the important role local organisations play in improving the health and wellbeing of our [...]

My Health and Care Directory goes live for staff use

Health and care professionals are now able to use and provide feedback on a new online directory listing a wide range of services across Northamptonshire. NHCP’s My Health and Care Directory is a comprehensive database bringing together information about local health, social care and voluntary and community services in one place. The free directory already [...]

By | 2019-08-07T14:36:04+00:00 August 9th, 2019|Digital transformation, News|0 Comments

Maternity units embrace ‘Continuity of Carer’ challenge

Corby’s new Continuity of Carer team A national vision to give pregnant women access to more joined-up maternity care before, during and after the birth of their child is being wholeheartedly embraced in Northamptonshire. The ‘Better Births’ report (2016) and initiative was the result of the National Maternity Review commissioned by NHS England. [...]

By | 2019-08-07T14:36:13+00:00 August 9th, 2019|Maternity, News|0 Comments

Leadership programme to aid Primary Care Network success

Leaders of Northamptonshire’s new Primary Care Networks (PCNs) will this month embark on a new learning support programme helping them to develop successfully together. PCNs are local collaborations of GP practices which have been set up to improve health and care for their communities. There are 16 PCNs covering the whole of our county, each [...]

Funding award will support local people living with cancer

Northamptonshire has been awarded £750,000 from NHS England’s Cancer Transformation Fund for 2019/20 to support a variety of programmes to improve cancer care and outcomes. As well as helping to fund rapid early diagnosis, new bowel cancer testing in GP practices and improving uptake of cancer screening, the money will go towards providing personalised follow-up [...]

By | 2019-08-07T14:36:32+00:00 August 9th, 2019|Cancer, News|2 Comments

Partnership Update – August 2019

In the August 2019 edition of Partnership Update, we unveil the latest in our 'Partnership Stories' series of case studies, highlighting how Northamptonshire's Breathing Space service is making a real difference to the lives of people with respiratory illness. Plus there's the chance for you to participate in an online survey to help inform the development of our [...]

By | 2019-08-07T10:45:36+00:00 August 7th, 2019|Featured, News, Publications|0 Comments

Case study: Breathing Space

Empowering better health and wellbeing for people with respiratory illness A Breathing Space dance session in full swing People in Northamptonshire with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are benefiting from dedicated support to make living with their condition easier. Breathing Space is one of a number of local services available [...]

By | 2019-08-06T09:48:36+00:00 August 7th, 2019|Care in your area, Health and wellbeing, News|0 Comments

Breathfest celebration showcases wealth of local support for people with breathing conditions

A celebration of local support services for people living with respiratory conditions in Northamptonshire was held in June as part of national Carers Week. Northamptonshire Carers’ ‘Breathfest’ event took place at Moulton Community Centre to showcase the amount and variety of services available across the county for those who have conditions affecting their lungs [...]

By | 2019-07-01T14:40:28+00:00 July 5th, 2019|Care in your area, Health and wellbeing, News|0 Comments

Working in partnership to improve respiratory services for people in Northamptonshire

In Northamptonshire, and across the country, people are living longer. However, many are also living with long-term health problems which need monitoring or treatment. Among the most common types of long-term health problem affecting people in our county are respiratory conditions – those that affect the lungs and breathing. Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership [...]

By | 2019-07-03T14:42:53+00:00 July 5th, 2019|Care in your area, Health and wellbeing, News|0 Comments
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