Successful recruitment fills all link worker vacancies

Chris Oakes Dr Tom Howseman A campaign to recruit social prescribing link workers to Northamptonshire’s Primary Care Networks has proved a big success, with all advertised vacancies set to be filled. The recruitment, led by Northamptonshire CCGs and the Local Workforce Advisory Board (LWAB) in partnership with Best of Both Worlds, [...]

By | 2019-09-06T09:33:01+00:00 September 6th, 2019|Health and wellbeing, News, Primary Care Networks, Workforce|0 Comments

Fighting flu – winter vaccination is everybody’s business

Last year nearly 2,400 people had to be admitted to hospital with flu or flu-related complications – the vast majority during the winter period. Yet many of these admissions could have been avoided altogether if the patients had received the flu and pneumonia vaccinations they were entitled to get for free. Both illnesses are potentially [...]

County social prescribing service takes a step forward

Proposals to bring a county-wide social prescribing service to Northamptonshire have moved a step closer after business plans received unanimous local support. Social prescribing is a way of helping people to manage their own mental and physical health and wellbeing by referring them to non-medical services in their local community. Northamptonshire Health and Care [...]

By | 2019-09-06T09:19:16+00:00 September 6th, 2019|Care in your area, Health and wellbeing, News|0 Comments

Healthy town projects funded to improve local wellbeing

Northamptonshire County Council’s Public Health team is working with the county’s seven district Health and Wellbeing Forums to invest in innovative healthy town projects that contribute to local area health and wellbeing and help deliver on local priorities. This investment recognises the important role local organisations play in improving the health and wellbeing of our [...]

Case study: Breathing Space

Empowering better health and wellbeing for people with respiratory illness A Breathing Space dance session in full swing People in Northamptonshire with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are benefiting from dedicated support to make living with their condition easier. Breathing Space is one of a number of local services available [...]

By | 2019-08-06T09:48:36+00:00 August 7th, 2019|Care in your area, Health and wellbeing, News|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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
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