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 [...]

Partnership Update – July 2019

The July 2019 edition of Partnership Update features all the latest health and care news from across Northamptonshire, including confirmation of our new Primary Care Networks - and why our county has led the way regionally with this newly-launched initiative. You can also read more about three successful engagement events which are helping us develop [...]

By | 2019-07-03T13:36:47+00:00 July 4th, 2019|Featured, News, Publications|0 Comments

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 [...]

Making health and care better for people with learning disabilities

Health and social care organisations in Northamptonshire are working together through NHCP to make local services better and easier to access for people with learning disabilities. In keeping with the national programme of work for people with learning disabilities, key partners across the county are focused on a number of aims, including: Improving the quality [...]

By | 2019-06-07T09:39:15+00:00 June 7th, 2019|Learning disabilities, News|0 Comments

Engagement event outlines big ideas to shape local services

Feedback about experiences of health and care in Northamptonshire – and people’s priorities for the future – are helping NHCP to shape plans to develop and improve local services. As detailed in the last edition of Partnership Update, NHCP and Healthwatch Northamptonshire hosted a joint community engagement event on 2 May bringing residents and professionals [...]

By | 2019-06-06T10:33:50+00:00 June 7th, 2019|Communications and engagement, News|0 Comments

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 [...]

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