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New staff mobile app supports healthier lifestyle choices

Health and care staff in Northamptonshire will soon find it even easier to empower local people to make healthier lifestyle choices – thanks to the launch of a handy new app. The smartphone and tablet app is due to be launched in mid-June and is linked to the ‘Making Every Contact Count’ (MECC) approach to [...]

Making health and care better for people with learning disabilities

Health and social care organisations in Northamptonshire are working together through NHCP to make local services better and easier to access for people with learning disabilities. In keeping with the national programme of work for people with learning disabilities, key partners across the county are focused on a number of aims, including: Improving the quality [...]

By | 2019-06-07T09:39:15+00:00 June 7th, 2019|Learning disabilities, News|0 Comments

Engagement event outlines big ideas to shape local services

Feedback about experiences of health and care in Northamptonshire – and people’s priorities for the future – are helping NHCP to shape plans to develop and improve local services. As detailed in the last edition of Partnership Update, NHCP and Healthwatch Northamptonshire hosted a joint community engagement event on 2 May bringing residents and professionals [...]

By | 2019-06-06T10:33:50+00:00 June 7th, 2019|Communications and engagement, News|0 Comments

Development day sets out plans to support Northamptonshire’s Primary Care Networks

From 1 July 2019, GP practices across Northamptonshire will organise themselves into new collaborative groups known as Primary Care Networks (PCNs). This is a requirement of the new national general practice contract which comes into effect on the same day. Designed and agreed by GP practices themselves, PCNs will have responsibility for the health [...]

General practice nurse trainees share their stories from pioneering Northamptonshire programme

Northamptonshire nurses have spoken of the benefits of a pioneering training course preparing them for new careers in general practice. Our county became the first area of England to launch the GP Nurse Training Programme when the first recruits joined the work-based education scheme in January 2019. The 10 trainees – all registered nurses [...]

By | 2019-06-06T10:37:47+00:00 June 6th, 2019|Care in your area, News, Workforce|0 Comments

Have you pledged to prioritise your mental wellbeing?

If you haven’t already taken the opportunity to join NHCP’s #mywellbeingpledge campaign, why not make today the day you commit to prioritising your mental wellbeing? Individuals and organisations across the county are signing up to take the first steps to a healthy mind by treating their mental wellbeing in the same way they would their [...]

By | 2019-06-06T10:33:03+00:00 June 6th, 2019|Health and wellbeing, Mental health, News|0 Comments

Partnership Update – June 2019

In the June edition of Partnership Update, we bring you news of a change in leadership for NHCP and hear from two recruits to our county’s ground-breaking GP Nurse Training Programme. You can also read the latest updates on our engagement and involvement activity; find out more about the work we’re doing to improve local [...]

By | 2019-06-04T11:12:38+00:00 June 5th, 2019|Featured, News, Publications|0 Comments

Announcement – NHCP Lead

Angela Hillery Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (NHFT) and Leicestershire Partnership Trust (LPT) have today (17 May 2019) jointly announced that Angela Hillery will shortly become shared Chief Executive across NHFT and LPT. You can read this announcement in full here. Since late 2017, Angela has been working in a shared role as NHFT Chief Executive [...]

By | 2019-05-17T13:29:01+00:00 May 17th, 2019|Featured, News|0 Comments

My mental wellbeing pledge – taking the first step to a healthy mind

It is common for people to take steps to maintain their physical health, whether it is exercise, healthy eating or simply brushing their teeth. Likewise, when people are feeling physically unwell or under the weather they go to their local pharmacy, GP, or call NHS 111. However, often people do not give the same [...]

By | 2019-05-10T15:19:36+00:00 May 13th, 2019|Health and wellbeing, Mental health, News|0 Comments

KGH joins national urgent and emergency care access pilot

Kettering General Hospital is one of 14 trusts across England set to participate in a national pilot scheme to test proposed new access standards for urgent and emergency care. The trial will involve testing four different standards aimed at ensuring patients in need of urgent or emergency treatment receive the right care in the right [...]

By | 2019-05-07T12:45:27+00:00 May 10th, 2019|News, Urgent and emergency care|0 Comments
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