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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

Register your interest in forthcoming engagement events – and help NHCP develop our county’s social prescribing offer

A series of local engagement events will be taking place around Northamptonshire in June as part of NHCP plans to provide access to social prescribing across the county. Social prescribing is a way of helping people to manage their own physical and mental health by referring them to non-clinical services in their local community. These [...]

Supporting independence for older people in our county

A pioneering Partnership project which aims to respond to growing demand for health and social care services has been launched in Northamptonshire. The Supporting Independence Programme, funded by Northamptonshire County Council’s public health team on behalf of Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership, helps older people in our county to remain independent for as long as [...]

By | 2019-05-07T12:45:10+00:00 May 9th, 2019|Care in your area, Health and wellbeing, News|0 Comments

Depression treatment guidelines set out pathway towards better care

Transcranial magnetic stimulation is one of the treatments available locally for people with depression who do not respond to antidepressants Clinical leaders in Northamptonshire have published new treatment guidelines designed to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for people with depression. The new depression pathway draws on the latest evidence around safe and effective [...]

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