“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 [...]

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Read the report from our social prescribing engagement days

The social prescribing engagement report In June 2019 NHCP hosted three community engagement events around the county to shape the development of a new social prescribing service for Northamptonshire. You can now read a report summarising the key findings and discussion points from these events, which helped to develop the full business case [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Social prescribing plans are gathering pace

Good health and wellbeing is about much more than providing clinical treatment for medical conditions. We also believe that people should be able to take advantage of a range of community services close to where they live to help them live well and stay well. Giving people formal access to things like leisure activities, [...]