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Partnership Update – February 2019

In the February 2019 edition of Partnership Update, you can read about how our county’s recently unified stroke service has received top marks in an official review, how a new care pathway is helping elderly fracture patients to regain their independence, and how some digital innovations are supporting the easing of winter pressures. There’s also [...]

By | 2019-02-05T12:50:15+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Featured, Publications|0 Comments

Supporting Independence Programme hits milestone

Northamptonshire’s new Supporting Independence Programme for people living with mild frailty has welcomed its first 100 service users following a soft launch in October 2018. The programme, operated by the county council’s public health team on behalf of Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership, provides a 12-week, one-to-one programme of support for those who may [...]

By | 2019-02-07T09:08:57+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Care in your area, Health and wellbeing, News|0 Comments

Social prescribing plans are gathering pace

Good health and wellbeing is about much more than providing clinical treatment for medical conditions. We also believe that people should be able to take advantage of a range of community services close to where they live to help them live well and stay well. Giving people formal access to things like leisure activities, [...]

By | 2019-02-07T09:08:47+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Care in your area, Health and wellbeing, News|0 Comments

Extra care investment helps elderly fracture patients regain independence

A new initiative is changing the way frail elderly patients in Northamptonshire are cared for after suffering broken limbs – supporting them to leave hospital sooner and regain their independence more quickly. As part of a wider effort to improve our county’s urgent and emergency care services this winter, Northamptonshire’s NHS and social care [...]

By | 2019-02-07T09:09:16+00:00 February 4th, 2019|News, Urgent and emergency care|0 Comments

SHREWD Resilience is up and running

The SHREWD Resilience system is now in place across Northamptonshire, providing a primary information source for our health and care organisations to support the management of urgent and emergency care capacity. SHREWD provides a real-time view of pressure across the whole system through an easy-to-interpret dashboard view capturing a wide range of key indicators. [...]

A strong start for newly unified stroke service

The high-quality hospital care people receive in Northamptonshire after suffering a stroke is showing evidence of getting even better after a new way working was introduced earlier this year. Stroke services at NGH have since received the highest possible grading in a national review, including the trust’s best-ever score for ensuring stroke patients are [...]

By | 2019-02-07T09:09:09+00:00 February 4th, 2019|News, Our hospitals working more closely together|0 Comments

Tributes to a respected colleague

In December we were extremely saddened to learn of the sudden death of Roz Horton, a much-valued member of Northamptonshire’s health and care community and a passionate advocate for patients across our county. Roz Horton Roz was part of NHCP’s Collaborative Stakeholder Forum as well as a lay member of Nene CCG’s Governing [...]

By | 2019-02-07T09:08:26+00:00 February 4th, 2019|News|0 Comments

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 | 2019-02-05T15:17:06+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|0 Comments

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 [...]

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