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 to help people in our county choose well, live well and stay well.

Currently in development, the free directory will bring together existing service listings held by health and care organisations across the county, fill in any gaps and make sure all the data is verified and kept updated. It will include a whole host of information about local services including contact information, opening hours, key details, availability and how they can be accessed.

As well as being available to health and care professionals to support them to refer people to services appropriate for their needs, the directory will also be accessible for the public to search for services near to where they live – from pharmacies, dental surgeries and urgent treatment centres through to care homes, mental health crisis services and activity groups run by local voluntary organisations, and more.

Project manager Julie Rubenzer said: “My Health and Care Directory is a hugely exciting project placing Northamptonshire’s health and care services at people’s fingertips – free of charge and with no log-ins required.

“At the moment our county’s health and care organisations are working in partnership to bring together the relevant information and we are in the early stages of engaging and testing the developing directory with users. We’re looking forward to announcing the full launch of My Health and Care Directory later in the year.