Nine new ‘healthy towns’ win funding for local projects

Back in August, we reported that Northamptonshire County Council’s Public Health team had approved eight diverse and innovative projects from the healthy town fund. This fund provides opportunities for the county’s seven district Health and Wellbeing Forums to propose innovative projects that contribute to local health and wellbeing priorities within their district. A further [...]

By |2020-01-10T12:19:05+00:00January 8th, 2020|Health and wellbeing, News|0 Comments

County conference raises awareness of hate crime risk

A county-wide conference has helped to raise awareness of how hate crime can impact people with learning disabilities in Northamptonshire – and action that can be taken to ‘halt the hate’. Commissioned by the Office for the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and co-designed by the learning disability community, the event at Wicksteed Park in [...]

By |2020-01-10T12:18:27+00:00January 8th, 2020|Health and wellbeing, Learning disabilities, News|0 Comments

Helping people with long-term conditions to get active

A new campaign – We Are Undefeatable – has been launched to support people living with long-term health conditions to build physical activity into their lives. One in four people in England lives with a long-term health condition, and they’re twice as likely to be inactive despite evidence that being active can help manage many [...]

By |2020-01-10T12:18:14+00:00January 8th, 2020|Health and wellbeing, News|0 Comments

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 [...]

“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 [...]

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

Health screening and vaccination offered to homeless people

Health screening and vaccination is being provided to homeless people across Northamptonshire again this year through a pioneering project which provides free health screening drop-in sessions. Northamptonshire County Council’s Public Health team has worked with partners to provide a number f these sessions across the county during October 2019. People attending the sessions will be [...]

By |2019-11-05T10:17:15+00:00November 5th, 2019|Health and wellbeing, News|0 Comments

Ned’s story inspires parents to back flu vaccination campaign

A couple who lost one of their identical twin baby sons to flu are campaigning for people to be vaccinated to prevent such tragedies happening to others. Nikki Shaw, 32, and Dan Rowe, 36, from Market Harborough, had their sons Ned and Gus on December 7, 2018, at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Six [...]