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+00:00April 10th, 2019|Frailty, 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 |2019-11-14T09:03:05+00:00February 4th, 2019|Frailty, 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+00:00January 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 [...]

Case study: Age UK Northamptonshire launches support service for patients at KGH

As part of our work to improve our county’s urgent and emergency care services, health and care organisations in Northamptonshire are working together to ensure those in need can acccess the right care in the right place at the right time – and so people in hospital are supported to return home as soon as [...]

By |2019-11-14T09:03:30+00:00January 14th, 2019|Frailty, News, Urgent and emergency care|0 Comments

New A&E minors area opens at KGH

On Christmas Eve 2018 Kettering General Hospital opened its expanded A&E minors area for people with minor injuries and less serious medical problems. The move is part of a £2.4m refurbishment and relocation programme to improve care for patients using the hospital’s A&E services. The work has involved expanding the department into the adjacent Frank Radcliffe [...]

By |2019-01-14T11:10:51+00:00January 14th, 2019|News, Urgent and emergency care|0 Comments