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New automatic referrals help county tackle diabetes risk

GP practices across Northamptonshire are helping more people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes to get the support they need to prevent the condition. A new automatic referral system is being introduced to practices throughout the county which identifies patients whose blood test results show they are in the high risk category for type [...]

By |2020-01-10T12:17:43+00:00January 8th, 2020|Health and wellbeing, News|0 Comments

Spotlight… winter communications

Winter is a time of year when our health and care services come under increased pressure – and demand at our county’s accident and emergency departments is particularly high during the colder months. This year communications teams from across Northamptonshire’s health and care organisations have come together to plan and deliver a co-ordinated campaign [...]

My Health and Care Directory now live on NHCP website

Northamptonshire’s new comprehensive and reliable online directory of local health and care services is now available for public use on the NHCP website. My Health and Care Directory brings together service listings held by NHS and care organisations throughout the county into one place. It’s free and easy to use, enabling anyone to search [...]

“Momentous decision” hailed as investment confirmed for pioneering Northamptonshire social prescribing service

Northamptonshire is to become the first area in England to introduce an integrated cross-sector and county-wide service supporting people to take control of their health and wellbeing – after long-term funding was formally approved. Northamptonshire County Council’s Public Health team, local NHS organisations and the voluntary and community sector have been working together through Northamptonshire [...]

Service users at the forefront in design of ‘live well’ resources

People living with respiratory illness in Northamptonshire are playing a central role in empowering themselves to choose well, stay well and live well with their condition. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) describes a range of conditions that cause breathing difficulties, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. People with COPD can do a lot to help [...]

By |2019-12-04T08:53:36+00:00November 5th, 2019|Care in your area, Engagement, News, Respiratory care|0 Comments

Green-light decision awaited for social prescribing plans

Work to develop a new county-wide social prescribing service for Northamptonshire is approaching a key milestone – with a formal decision on financial support expected soon. Social prescribing is a way of helping people to manage their own mental and physical health and wellbeing by referring them to local community-run services like [...]

By |2019-12-18T13:10:22+00:00November 5th, 2019|Health and wellbeing, News, Social Prescribing|0 Comments

Final plan set for publication

Our collective local strategy for delivering health and social care improvements to meet the needs of our communities – and ensure services are fit for the future – is set to be finalised ready for publication. The Northamptonshire Health, Care and Wellbeing Plan sets the future direction for all health and care organisations in the [...]

By |2019-12-04T08:54:32+00:00November 5th, 2019|Communications, Engagement, News|0 Comments

Meet Northamptonshire’s brand new Rapid Response team!

Northamptonshire's new Rapid Response team A new service supporting some of our county’s most vulnerable residents has launched this week – and is expected to help us avoid up to 1,500 hospital admissions each year across Northamptonshire. The Rapid Response team will change the way we respond to elderly people who fall in [...]

By |2019-11-14T08:25:15+00:00November 5th, 2019|Frailty, News, Urgent and emergency care|0 Comments