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 [...]

Laying new pathways towards better care this winter

Our urgent and emergency care services come under particular pressure in winter. Colder weather and seasonal illnesses like flu put frail older people and those with longterm illnesses especially at risk of becoming acutely unwell at this time of year. This pressure affects every part of Northamptonshire’s NHS and social care services, and that’s [...]

By | 2019-09-06T09:17:51+00:00 September 6th, 2019|Care in your area, News, Urgent and emergency care|0 Comments

KGH joins national urgent and emergency care access pilot

Kettering General Hospital is one of 14 trusts across England set to participate in a national pilot scheme to test proposed new access standards for urgent and emergency care. The trial will involve testing four different standards aimed at ensuring patients in need of urgent or emergency treatment receive the right care in the right [...]

By | 2019-05-07T12:45:27+00:00 May 10th, 2019|News, Urgent and emergency care|0 Comments

My Health and Care Directory is on its way to our county

A new online directory for Northamptonshire will soon enable health and care professionals and members of the public to access details about a wide range of services in one place. NHCP’s My Health and Care Directory will be a comprehensive database providing information about the local health, social care and voluntary and community services available [...]

Pioneering yellow bracelet scheme targets better care for older and vulnerable people

Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership is always keen to empower colleagues to develop good ideas supporting our vision for a positive lifetime of health, wellbeing and care in our community. Here, we profile an emerging new initiative which seeks to enable better and more joined-up care for thousands of people in Northamptonshire. We will keep [...]

By | 2019-04-11T13:59:35+00:00 April 10th, 2019|News, Urgent and emergency care|1 Comment

Extra care investment helps elderly fracture patients regain independence

A new initiative is changing the way frail elderly patients in Northamptonshire are cared for after suffering broken limbs – supporting them to leave hospital sooner and regain their independence more quickly. As part of a wider effort to improve our county’s urgent and emergency care services this winter, Northamptonshire’s NHS and social care [...]

By | 2019-04-12T15:46:54+00:00 February 4th, 2019|News, Urgent and emergency care|0 Comments

SHREWD Resilience is up and running

The SHREWD Resilience system is now in place across Northamptonshire, providing a primary information source for our health and care organisations to support the management of urgent and emergency care capacity. SHREWD provides a real-time view of pressure across the whole system through an easy-to-interpret dashboard view capturing a wide range of key indicators. [...]

Delays to patients leaving hospital at lowest levels since 2016

The number of patients experiencing a delay in leaving hospital in Northamptonshire fell by nearly 50%, latest figures show, following action by Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership organisations. In November, the number of days that patients were held due to a delayed transfer of care (DTOC) was 808 – 49% lower than October [...]

By | 2019-01-30T09:29:29+00:00 January 23rd, 2019|News, Urgent and emergency care|1 Comment

New smartphone waiting times app helps patients locate NHS services in Northamptonshire

People in Northamptonshire can now access real-time information about waiting times at the county’s NHS urgent care facilities – thanks to the launch of a new smartphone app. The app, called WaitLess, enables those in need of urgent but non-life-threatening care to quickly see how long the wait is at both Kettering and Northampton General [...]

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