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

Recruitment begins for first social prescribing link workers

A new recruitment campaign has been launched in Northamptonshire to employ the county’s first social prescribing link workers working in our Primary Care Networks. Link workers are central to the success of social prescribing, as they are responsible for creating and maintaining the link between the prescribed services and the person benefiting from the prescription. [...]

Northamptonshire at the forefront again as new Primary Care Networks get up and running

Northamptonshire is once again leading the way in a new national initiative encouraging GP practices to work more closely together to improve health and care for their local communities. Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are new local collaborations of GP practices, organised by the practices themselves to ensure that together they are better equipped to [...]

By | 2019-07-01T14:15:58+00:00 July 5th, 2019|Care in your area, News, Primary Care Networks|0 Comments

Discussions to shape new county social prescribing service

Health and care professionals and members of the public had the chance to have their say about social prescribing in Northamptonshire at a series of local engagement events. NHCP hosted three events in Church Brampton, Daventry and Corby on 18, 19 and 20 June to give people the opportunity to help develop what a [...]

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

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 [...]

New international recruits set to boost county GP workforce

Northamptonshire GPs meet overseas colleagues at the first recruitment event in Kettering Northamptonshire is set to welcome its first intake of international doctors under a new employment initiative aimed at bolstering the local general practice workforce. The International GP Recruitment Programme kicked off in our county in April following the success of similar [...]

By | 2019-05-07T12:44:48+00:00 May 8th, 2019|Care in your area, News, Workforce|0 Comments
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