“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 [...]

Green-light decision awaited for social prescribing plans

Work to develop a new county-wide social prescribing service for Northamptonshire is approaching a key milestone – with a formal decision on financial support expected soon. Social prescribing is a way of helping people to manage their own mental and physical health and wellbeing by referring them to local community-run services like [...]

By |2019-12-18T13:10:22+00:00November 5th, 2019|Health and wellbeing, News, Social Prescribing|0 Comments

Health screening and vaccination offered to homeless people

Health screening and vaccination is being provided to homeless people across Northamptonshire again this year through a pioneering project which provides free health screening drop-in sessions. Northamptonshire County Council’s Public Health team has worked with partners to provide a number f these sessions across the county during October 2019. People attending the sessions will be [...]

By |2019-11-05T10:17:15+00:00November 5th, 2019|Health and wellbeing, News|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 [...]

Read the report from our social prescribing engagement days

The social prescribing engagement report In June 2019 NHCP hosted three community engagement events around the county to shape the development of a new social prescribing service for Northamptonshire. You can now read a report summarising the key findings and discussion points from these events, which helped to develop the full business case [...]

Successful recruitment fills all link worker vacancies

Chris Oakes Dr Tom Howseman A campaign to recruit social prescribing link workers to Northamptonshire’s Primary Care Networks has proved a big success, with all advertised vacancies set to be filled. The recruitment, led by Northamptonshire CCGs and the Local Workforce Advisory Board (LWAB) in partnership with Best of Both Worlds, [...]

Fighting flu – winter vaccination is everybody’s business

Last year nearly 2,400 people had to be admitted to hospital with flu or flu-related complications – the vast majority during the winter period. Yet many of these admissions could have been avoided altogether if the patients had received the flu and pneumonia vaccinations they were entitled to get for free. Both illnesses are potentially [...]

County social prescribing service takes a step forward

Proposals to bring a county-wide social prescribing service to Northamptonshire have moved a step closer after business plans received unanimous local support. Social prescribing is a way of helping people to manage their own mental and physical health and wellbeing by referring them to non-medical services in their local community. Northamptonshire Health and Care [...]

Healthy town projects funded to improve local wellbeing

Northamptonshire County Council’s Public Health team is working with the county’s seven district Health and Wellbeing Forums to invest in innovative healthy town projects that contribute to local area health and wellbeing and help deliver on local priorities. This investment recognises the important role local organisations play in improving the health and wellbeing of our [...]