Transfer of Lakeside Healthcare GP practice (Oundle)

Earlier this year, Ministers asked NHS England to set out options for boundary alignment in integrated care systems (ICS).  In light of the ICS developments, the NHSE national directive is that across the country the ICS boundaries should be the same as those of local authorities wherever possible. An image of Lakeside GP [...]

Co-ordinating high-quality care across Northamptonshire’s care homes

With the NHS long-term plan committing improvements to NHS support for all care home residents over the next five years, Primary Care Networks (PCNs) across Northamptonshire have a key role to play. Our county’s PCNs, collaborative networks of local GP practices, are forming stronger links with care homes, partnering with nursing and residential care [...]

By |2021-09-09T09:33:33+01:00August 10th, 2021|Featured, iCAN, News, Primary Care Networks|Comments Off on Co-ordinating high-quality care across Northamptonshire’s care homes

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 [...]

County workforce strategy supports delivery of better care

As part of the development of the Northamptonshire Health, Care and Wellbeing Plan, NHCP workforce leads have been taking steps to ensure the right staff are in place to meet the future health and care needs of our communities. Through engagement with key leads from across NHCP’s different areas of work, members of Northamptonshire’s Local [...]

By |2021-09-09T09:34:52+01:00November 5th, 2019|News, Primary Care Networks, Workforce|0 Comments

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 [...]

Leadership programme to aid Primary Care Network success

Leaders of Northamptonshire’s new Primary Care Networks (PCNs) will this month embark on a new learning support programme helping them to develop successfully together. PCNs are local collaborations of GP practices which have been set up to improve health and care for their communities. There are 16 PCNs covering the whole of our county, each [...]

Recruitment begins for first social prescribing link workers

A new recruitment campaign has been launched in Northamptonshire to employ the county’s first social prescribing link workers working in our Primary Care Networks. Link workers are central to the success of social prescribing, as they are responsible for creating and maintaining the link between the prescribed services and the person benefiting from the prescription. [...]

Northamptonshire at the forefront again as new Primary Care Networks get up and running

Northamptonshire is once again leading the way in a new national initiative encouraging GP practices to work more closely together to improve health and care for their local communities. Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are new local collaborations of GP practices, organised by the practices themselves to ensure that together they are better equipped to [...]

By |2021-09-09T09:35:09+01:00July 5th, 2019|Care in your area, News, Primary Care Networks|0 Comments

Development day sets out plans to support Northamptonshire’s Primary Care Networks

From 1 July 2019, GP practices across Northamptonshire will organise themselves into new collaborative groups known as Primary Care Networks (PCNs). This is a requirement of the new national general practice contract which comes into effect on the same day. Designed and agreed by GP practices themselves, PCNs will have responsibility for the health [...]

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