Northamptonshire’s Community Resilience Service launches new Coronavirus Support Line

Following the incredibly successful appeal last week to find volunteers to help those in need in Northamptonshire during the coronavirus pandemic, a new support line has now been launched to support the most vulnerable members of our community.  There are a large number of people across the Northamptonshire who are currently in isolation for various reasons. These include individuals displaying symptoms of Coronavirus [...]

By |2020-05-12T08:36:05+01:00March 31st, 2020|COVID-19, Featured|0 Comments

NHS ramps up issuing of personal protective equipment

The NHS is ramping up the issuing of Personal and Protective Equipment (PPE) to keep frontline staff safe in the fight against COVID-19. Extra deliveries of PPE such as face masks, aprons, gloves, eye protection, gowns and hand sanitisers is being continually delivered to hospitals, GP practices, community trusts and care providers in Northamptonshire.   Deliveries are now being made 7 [...]

By |2020-05-12T08:36:14+01:00March 25th, 2020|COVID-19, Featured|0 Comments

Strategic Coordination Centre manages Northamptonshire’s COVID-19 response

The Northamptonshire Local Resilience Forum (LRF) has set up a Strategic Co-ordinating Group in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The group is a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary team that works closely with incident co-ordination centres set up across the county by partner agencies including health, social care, local authorities and emergency responders, as well as working [...]

By |2020-05-12T08:36:25+01:00March 20th, 2020|COVID-19, Featured|0 Comments

Specialist Perinatal Mental Health team GP training event

The number of women experiencing perinatal mental illness is increasing, with research showing up to 20% of women developing a mental health problem during pregnancy or within a year of giving birth. Perinatal mental health covers a wide range of conditions and if left untreated mental health issues can have significant and long-lasting effects [...]

By |2020-03-11T13:11:03+00:00March 11th, 2020|Maternity, Mental health, News|0 Comments

RAPID prostate cancer assessment means faster diagnosis

Faster testing for prostate cancer is being introduced across Northamptonshire to ensure more patients can benefit from quicker diagnosis and treatment. The RAPID prostate pathway is one of the priority projects of the national Cancer Transformation Programme, supporting the introduction of the new NHS Faster Diagnosis Standard from April 2020. This will ensure that all [...]

By |2020-03-11T13:10:53+00:00March 11th, 2020|Cancer, News|0 Comments

NHCP launches Leading in Partnership programme

Leading across our health and care system is a key way for us to make things happen as we work together towards Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership’s mission to empower positive futures for everyone. In March 2020, the Local Workforce Action Board (LWAB) will be launching the NHCP Leading in Partnership programme. This has been [...]

By |2020-03-11T13:11:42+00:00March 11th, 2020|News, Workforce|0 Comments

New population health board to tackle health inequalities

Health and care organisations in Northamptonshire are working together in a new way to tackle some of the biggest health issues facing our county. The Population Health Programme Board has been established to explore how communities can be supported to lead healthier lives and reduce inequalities in the health outcomes that different people experience. ‘Population [...]

By |2020-03-11T13:11:14+00:00March 11th, 2020|Health and wellbeing, News|0 Comments

Northamptonshire backs e-cigarettes as way to stop smoking

Public Health Northamptonshire is implementing a series of innovative changes to its Stop Smoking Service, to help reach the government target of a smoke-free generation by 2030. From February 2020, smokers in Northamptonshire have the option to choose a free e-cigarette starter kit and a supply of e-liquid when they take part in the 12-week [...]

By |2020-03-11T13:11:31+00:00March 11th, 2020|Cancer, Health and wellbeing, News|2 Comments

Crisis Cafés reach out to young people and homeless people in new mental health pilot projects

Mental health organisations in Northamptonshire have partnered up to launch two new pilot projects to expand the scope of a successful mental health service to new sections of our community. In the last edition of Partnership Update, we brought you news of how Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) and the mental health charity Mind [...]

By |2020-03-11T13:09:41+00:00March 11th, 2020|Children and young people, Mental health, News|0 Comments

Northamptonshire’s new MSK Triage Hub is now live

Hundreds of patients with joint, bone and muscle problems are already benefiting from quicker and more direct access to treatment and support after the successful launch of Northamptonshire’s brand new MSK Triage Hub. As reported in the January edition of Partnership Update, the MSK Triage Hub provides a single point of access for all [...]

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