County workforce strategy supports delivery of better care

As part of the development of the Northamptonshire Health, Care and Wellbeing Plan, NHCP workforce leads have been taking steps to ensure the right staff are in place to meet the future health and care needs of our communities. Through engagement with key leads from across NHCP’s different areas of work, members of Northamptonshire’s Local [...]

By | 2019-11-05T10:09:30+00:00 November 5th, 2019|News, Primary Care Networks, Workforce|0 Comments

Paul White takes over as Interim Chair for NHCP

Paul White Following an open national recruitment process, we are delighted to announce that we have appointed Paul White as Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership’s new Interim Executive Independent Chair. Paul brings a wealth of chief executive and board-level experience within and outside the NHS. He will bring clear leadership to the NHCP [...]

By | 2019-10-14T16:18:34+00:00 October 10th, 2019|News, Workforce|0 Comments

Successful recruitment fills all link worker vacancies

Chris Oakes Dr Tom Howseman A campaign to recruit social prescribing link workers to Northamptonshire’s Primary Care Networks has proved a big success, with all advertised vacancies set to be filled. The recruitment, led by Northamptonshire CCGs and the Local Workforce Advisory Board (LWAB) in partnership with Best of Both Worlds, [...]

Workshop encourages clinicians to be leaders for change

The ‘Leading Clinicians Through Change’ workshop “How do you get so many people doing things you tell them? It’s about the narrative – tell a story that connects with why they’re here.” These words from Prof Sarah-Jane Marsh, hospital CEO and chair of the NHS England Maternity Transformation Programme, were the inspiration for [...]

By | 2019-09-06T09:21:52+00:00 September 6th, 2019|News, Workforce|0 Comments

Leadership programme to aid Primary Care Network success

Leaders of Northamptonshire’s new Primary Care Networks (PCNs) will this month embark on a new learning support programme helping them to develop successfully together. PCNs are local collaborations of GP practices which have been set up to improve health and care for their communities. There are 16 PCNs covering the whole of our county, each [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

General practice nurse trainees share their stories from pioneering Northamptonshire programme

Northamptonshire nurses have spoken of the benefits of a pioneering training course preparing them for new careers in general practice. Our county became the first area of England to launch the GP Nurse Training Programme when the first recruits joined the work-based education scheme in January 2019. The 10 trainees – all registered nurses [...]

By | 2019-06-06T10:37:47+00:00 June 6th, 2019|Care in your area, News, Workforce|0 Comments

New international recruits set to boost county GP workforce

Northamptonshire GPs meet overseas colleagues at the first recruitment event in Kettering Northamptonshire is set to welcome its first intake of international doctors under a new employment initiative aimed at bolstering the local general practice workforce. The International GP Recruitment Programme kicked off in our county in April following the success of similar [...]

By | 2019-05-07T12:44:48+00:00 May 8th, 2019|Care in your area, News, Workforce|0 Comments

Celebrating our health and care apprentices

KGH CEO Simon Weldon, Caron Bouckley ofHealth Education England and Angela Hillery  at the NHCP Apprenticeship Awards. Northamptonshire’s health and care apprentices have been recognised at the second annual Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership Apprenticeship Awards. Taking place during National Apprenticeship Week, the awards highlighted the many opportunities available for apprentices in [...]

By | 2019-04-08T13:05:46+00:00 April 11th, 2019|News, Workforce|0 Comments
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