Meet Northamptonshire’s brand new Rapid Response team!

Northamptonshire's new Rapid Response team A new service supporting some of our county’s most vulnerable residents has launched this week – and is expected to help us avoid up to 1,500 hospital admissions each year across Northamptonshire. The Rapid Response team will change the way we respond to elderly people who fall in [...]

By | 2019-11-14T08:25:15+00:00 November 5th, 2019|Frailty, News, Urgent and emergency 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 [...]

Government approval for KGH’s £46m Urgent Care Hub

Kettering General Hospital Kettering General Hospital’s bid for a £46m Urgent Care Hub for North Northamptonshire has been approved by the Government. The announcement was made in Parliament by Health Minister Edward Argar MP, who praised the hard work of staff at the hospital and cited the compelling case set out by the [...]

By | 2019-11-05T10:09:20+00:00 November 5th, 2019|News, Urgent and emergency care|0 Comments

Rapid Response team getting ready for action this winter

A new specialist team is set to launch in Northamptonshire next month providing dedicated urgent care for some of our county’s most vulnerable citizens. The Northamptonshire Rapid Response service will attend urgent calls to help frail older people who have suffered falls, as well as people living in care homes with nonlife- threatening health [...]

By | 2019-11-14T08:27:37+00:00 October 10th, 2019|Care in your area, Frailty, News, Urgent and emergency 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 [...]

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 | 2019-11-14T08:59:01+00:00 April 10th, 2019|Frailty, News, Urgent and emergency care|1 Comment

Case study: Age Well Wellingborough

Providing the right care and support where it's needed most Members of the Age Well project team at work Frail and vulnerable older people in our county are receiving targeted support to live independently under a new initiative launched by Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership. Age Well [...]

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