Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership has launched a brand new podcast series offering another way for our county’s health and care professionals to keep in touch with the latest news and talking points.

The NHCP Pod Squad podcast is designed to make it easy for busy NHS and social care staff and colleagues in the voluntary and community sector to stay informed about the issues that matter in our county.

Each monthly episode will bring together health and care staff from a range of organisations, professions and disciplines across the county – our Pod Squad – to cover a different discussion topic relevant to our daily working lives.

Pod Squad panellist Ganesh Baliah, an advanced clinical specialist in podiatric survey and the NHCP lead for allied health professions, said: “When we’ve chatted to health and care colleagues at meetings and engagement events, many say it’s difficult to find time to read written updates from the Partnership.

“We’ve looked at the podcast as a means of delivering messages in a more dynamic way so they can listen wherever they want and whenever they want. It’s made by health and care professionals, for health and care professionals and we hope you enjoy it.”

The first Pod Squad episode is out now and focuses on why flu vaccination should be everyone’s business for health and care staff. Ganesh is joined on the panel by local GP Dr Joanne Watt, Adam Smith of NHFT and Sam Fitzgerald of Northamptonshire Adult Social Services. You can listen to the first podcast by visiting or by searching ‘NHCP Pod Squad’ on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, SoundCloud, Radio Public and other popular podcast sites.

You can subscribe via your favourite podcast platform to receive an alert each time a new episode becomes available.