Specialist Perinatal Mental Health team GP training event

The number of women experiencing perinatal mental illness is increasing, with research showing up to 20% of women developing a mental health problem during pregnancy or within a year of giving birth. Perinatal mental health covers a wide range of conditions and if left untreated mental health issues can have significant and long-lasting effects [...]

By |2020-03-11T13:11:03+00:00March 11th, 2020|Maternity, Mental health, News|0 Comments

Still time to protect against flu as virus continues to circulate

It’s still not too late to protect vulnerable people against flu this winter – that’s the message from Northamptonshire public health officials as the influenza virus continues to circulate. Free flu vaccinations are available to NHS and social care staff as well as people in a number of risk groups – over65s, pregnant women, people [...]

By |2020-02-06T13:53:09+00:00February 6th, 2020|Health and wellbeing, Maternity, News, Respiratory care|0 Comments

County buildings light up for Baby Loss Awareness Week

The front of the maternity units at Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals and Northampton’s famous National Lift Tower were among the buildings turned pink and blue for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2019. These buildings, along with St Michael and All Angels Church in Kettering and All Saints Church in Northampton, were illuminated in pink [...]

By |2019-11-05T10:09:45+00:00November 5th, 2019|Maternity, News|0 Comments

Funding award secures expansion for Northamptonshire’s perinatal mental health services

More women across Northamptonshire will get help to manage mental health conditions during and after pregnancy – thanks to the expansion of a successful service. Northamptonshire Maternity Services’ perinatal mental health team provides assessment, treatment and support for pregnant women and new mums who are experiencing or at increased risk of moderate or severe mental [...]

By |2019-10-09T13:29:13+01:00October 10th, 2019|Maternity, Mental health, News|0 Comments

Personalised Care Plans support choice for pregnant women

Pregnant women will have more influence over the care and support they receive thanks to the introduction of the Personalised Care Plan (PCP) to Northamptonshire. PCPs are completed and owned by women individually, and enable them to set out their values, priorities, expectations and concerns about their maternity journeys before, during and after they [...]

By |2019-09-06T10:12:54+01:00September 6th, 2019|Maternity, News|0 Comments

Maternity units embrace ‘Continuity of Carer’ challenge

Corby’s new Continuity of Carer team A national vision to give pregnant women access to more joined-up maternity care before, during and after the birth of their child is being wholeheartedly embraced in Northamptonshire. The ‘Better Births’ report (2016) and initiative was the result of the National Maternity Review commissioned by NHS England. [...]

By |2019-08-07T14:36:13+01:00August 9th, 2019|Maternity, News|0 Comments

New website puts local maternity services at your fingertips

Pregnant women in Northamptonshire can now access all the information they need in one place following the launch of a new one-stop website for local maternity services. The new NHS Northamptonshire Maternity Services website brings together a wealth of up-to-date and local information to support women, partners and their families through their pregnancy journeys – [...]

By |2019-09-06T09:38:24+01:00July 5th, 2019|Maternity, News|0 Comments

Working together to deliver better maternity care

The NHS England Better Births report sets out a vision and approach for improving NHS maternity services in England by 2021. The report recommends that health and care organisations across all areas of the country work together as local maternity systems. Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership’s local maternity systems are made up of our [...]

By |2019-08-07T08:20:14+01:00April 11th, 2019|Maternity, News|0 Comments