“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 |2020-01-10T12:18:49+00:00January 8th, 2020|Care in your area, News|0 Comments

My Health and Care Directory now live on NHCP website

Northamptonshire’s new comprehensive and reliable online directory of local health and care services is now available for public use on the NHCP website. My Health and Care Directory brings together service listings held by NHS and care organisations throughout the county into one place. It’s free and easy to use, enabling anyone to search [...]

“Momentous decision” hailed as investment confirmed for pioneering Northamptonshire social prescribing service

Northamptonshire is to become the first area in England to introduce an integrated cross-sector and county-wide service supporting people to take control of their health and wellbeing – after long-term funding was formally approved. Northamptonshire County Council’s Public Health team, local NHS organisations and the voluntary and community sector have been working together through Northamptonshire [...]

Service users at the forefront in design of ‘live well’ resources

People living with respiratory illness in Northamptonshire are playing a central role in empowering themselves to choose well, stay well and live well with their condition. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) describes a range of conditions that cause breathing difficulties, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. People with COPD can do a lot to help [...]

By |2019-12-04T08:53:36+00:00November 5th, 2019|Care in your area, Engagement, News, Respiratory care|0 Comments

Ned’s story inspires parents to back flu vaccination campaign

A couple who lost one of their identical twin baby sons to flu are campaigning for people to be vaccinated to prevent such tragedies happening to others. Nikki Shaw, 32, and Dan Rowe, 36, from Market Harborough, had their sons Ned and Gus on December 7, 2018, at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Six [...]

Shared care records are coming soon to Northamptonshire

A major project to modernise the way essential records are shared between organisations providing health and care services in Northamptonshire is set for lift-off in the coming weeks. The Northamptonshire Care Record will ensure NHS and social care professionals have instant access to the information they need to make decisions about our care. The [...]

Specialist nurse support aims to improve respiratory care

Dr Az Ali People living with lung conditions in Northamptonshire are being supported to receive better and more joined-up care under a newly launched Partnership initiative. Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership is working with National Services for Health Improvement (NSHI) to provide targeted support for local GP practices and help them improve [...]

By |2019-11-14T08:27:29+00:00October 10th, 2019|Care in your area, News, Respiratory care|0 Comments

Rapid Response team getting ready for action this winter

A new specialist team is set to launch in Northamptonshire next month providing dedicated urgent care for some of our county’s most vulnerable citizens. The Northamptonshire Rapid Response service will attend urgent calls to help frail older people who have suffered falls, as well as people living in care homes with nonlife- threatening health [...]

Successful trial initiative helps frail patients avoid long hospital stays

Vulnerable older people attending Northamptonshire’s A&Es are being helped to get the care and support they need more quickly – and avoid potentially lengthy stays in hospital beds – under a successful collaborative trial programme. NHCP’s new Frailty Assessment Team brings together specialist professionals from a range of services across the local [...]

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