Service users at the forefront in design of ‘live well’ resources

People living with respiratory illness in Northamptonshire are playing a central role in empowering themselves to choose well, stay well and live well with their condition. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) describes a range of conditions that cause breathing difficulties, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. People with COPD can do a lot to help [...]

By | 2019-12-04T08:53:36+00:00 November 5th, 2019|Care in your area, Engagement, News, Respiratory care|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 [...]

Specialist nurse support aims to improve respiratory care

Dr Az Ali People living with lung conditions in Northamptonshire are being supported to receive better and more joined-up care under a newly launched Partnership initiative. Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership is working with National Services for Health Improvement (NSHI) to provide targeted support for local GP practices and help them improve [...]

By | 2019-11-14T08:27:29+00:00 October 10th, 2019|Care in your area, News, Respiratory care|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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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