One-stop urology clinics the key to better care and shorter waits

Faster diagnosis and quicker access to the right treatment are at the heart of a new-look service being developed for people in Northamptonshire with urological conditions. More and more people in our county are experiencing urological problems – conditions affecting the kidneys, bladder, their connecting tubes and the male reproductive system. Over the last [...]

“Enjoying my independence and knowing staff will help” Northamptonshire Extra Care residents share their stories

Older people with care needs in Northamptonshire have described how taking up residence in specialist Extra Care housing has given them a new lease of life. Extra Care housing refers to a group of self-contained homes, often apartments, with special design features and support services to enable people with care needs to keep their independence [...]

By |2021-09-09T09:34:42+01:00January 8th, 2020|Care in your area, News|0 Comments

Nine new ‘healthy towns’ win funding for local projects

Back in August, we reported that Northamptonshire County Council’s Public Health team had approved eight diverse and innovative projects from the healthy town fund. This fund provides opportunities for the county’s seven district Health and Wellbeing Forums to propose innovative projects that contribute to local health and wellbeing priorities within their district. A further [...]

By |2021-09-09T09:34:42+01:00January 8th, 2020|Health and wellbeing, News|0 Comments

Awards ceremony to celebrate our local apprenticeship stars

A celebration of the rising stars in our county’s health and care workforce will take place next month at the third annual NHCP Apprenticeship Awards. The event will be held in Northampton on Friday 7 February during National Apprenticeship Week, recognising the achievements, hard work and commitment of individuals and teams across Northamptonshire’s health and [...]

By |2021-09-09T09:34:42+01:00January 8th, 2020|News, Workforce|0 Comments

New referrals hub sets course for better musculoskeletal care

A new method for health professionals to refer patients for musculoskeletal (MSK) treatment is about to launch in Northamptonshire – with an ambition to deliver joined-up and consistent access to services for the whole of the county. Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership has supported the development of the new MSK Referral Hub, which provides [...]

By |2021-09-09T09:34:43+01:00January 8th, 2020|Musculo-skeletal care, News|1 Comment

County conference raises awareness of hate crime risk

A county-wide conference has helped to raise awareness of how hate crime can impact people with learning disabilities in Northamptonshire – and action that can be taken to ‘halt the hate’. Commissioned by the Office for the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and co-designed by the learning disability community, the event at Wicksteed Park in [...]

By |2021-09-09T09:34:43+01:00January 8th, 2020|Health and wellbeing, Learning disabilities, News|0 Comments

Age Well Wellingborough service reaches global audience

Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership welcomed South Korean delegates to the county to learn about Age Well Wellingborough – after news of the pioneering project supporting vulnerable older people reached all the way to the Far East. Age Well Wellingborough brings together key health, care and voluntary organisations in one place to provide personalised assistance [...]

By |2021-09-09T09:34:43+01:00January 8th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Helping people with long-term conditions to get active

A new campaign – We Are Undefeatable – has been launched to support people living with long-term health conditions to build physical activity into their lives. One in four people in England lives with a long-term health condition, and they’re twice as likely to be inactive despite evidence that being active can help manage many [...]

By |2021-09-09T09:34:44+01:00January 8th, 2020|Health and wellbeing, News|0 Comments
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