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|0 Comments

Still time to protect against flu as virus continues to circulate

It’s still not too late to protect vulnerable people against flu this winter – that’s the message from Northamptonshire public health officials as the influenza virus continues to circulate. Free flu vaccinations are available to NHS and social care staff as well as people in a number of risk groups – over65s, pregnant women, people [...]

By |2020-02-06T13:53:09+00:00February 6th, 2020|Health and wellbeing, Maternity, News, Respiratory care|0 Comments

Local partners identified to deliver county-wide social prescribing programme

Preparations for Northamptonshire’s new county-wide social prescribing service have stepped up this month – with four local organisations identified to plan and deliver the programme at local level. In the last edition of Partnership Update, we brought you the news that up to £14m of potential investment had been secured to fund a social [...]

By |2020-02-06T14:25:11+00:00February 6th, 2020|Health and wellbeing, News, Social Prescribing|0 Comments

“Time to talk is a definite positive”: patients share the benefits of social prescribing as further link worker recruitment begins

Kareema McCarthy People who have benefited from social prescribing in Northamptonshire have shared their stories about its positive impact on their lives – as a second phase of recruitment was launched to employ more link workers. Back in September 2019, Partnership Update reported on the successful recruitment of the first 15 social prescribing [...]

By |2020-02-06T13:54:58+00:00February 6th, 2020|Health and wellbeing, News, Social Prescribing|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 |2020-01-10T12:19:05+00:00January 8th, 2020|Health and wellbeing, News|0 Comments

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 |2020-01-10T12:18:27+00:00January 8th, 2020|Health and wellbeing, Learning disabilities, 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 |2020-01-10T12:18:14+00:00January 8th, 2020|Health and wellbeing, News|0 Comments

New automatic referrals help county tackle diabetes risk

GP practices across Northamptonshire are helping more people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes to get the support they need to prevent the condition. A new automatic referral system is being introduced to practices throughout the county which identifies patients whose blood test results show they are in the high risk category for type [...]

By |2020-01-10T12:17:43+00:00January 8th, 2020|Health and wellbeing, News|0 Comments

Spotlight… winter communications

Winter is a time of year when our health and care services come under increased pressure – and demand at our county’s accident and emergency departments is particularly high during the colder months. This year communications teams from across Northamptonshire’s health and care organisations have come together to plan and deliver a co-ordinated campaign [...]

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