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|0 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 [...]

Workshop supports staff in learning disability services

A regional workshop is offering managers who work in services supporting people with a learning disability and autistic people support to improve the resilience and wellbeing of their teams. The workshop, funded by the Department of Health and Social Care, is taking place at Sketchley Grange Hotel in Hinckley, Leicestershire, on Monday 30 March 2020 [...]

By |2020-03-11T13:12:08+00:00March 11th, 2020|Learning disabilities, News|0 Comments

Parliament gives go ahead for county’s new unitary councils

Parliament has passed legislation to replace Northamptonshire’s eight existing councils with two new unitary authorities on 1 April next year. The Northamptonshire Structural Changes Order has now been approved by the House of Commons and House of Lords, enabling the creation of a new North Northamptonshire Council serving the areas of Corby, East Northants, Kettering [...]

By |2020-03-11T13:12:21+00:00March 11th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Latest Pod Squad podcast focuses on mental health services

In the latest edition of the Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership Pod Squad podcast, we take an in-depth look at the range of services on offer across the county to support local people with their mental health. Adam Smith, assistant director at NHFT for the crisis pathway, and Corby GP Dr Nathan Spencer join [...]

By |2020-03-11T13:09:57+00:00March 11th, 2020|Communications, Mental health, News|0 Comments