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. [...]

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 [...]

General practice nurse trainees share their stories from pioneering Northamptonshire programme

Northamptonshire nurses have spoken of the benefits of a pioneering training course preparing them for new careers in general practice. Our county became the first area of England to launch the GP Nurse Training Programme when the first recruits joined the work-based education scheme in January 2019. The 10 trainees – all registered nurses [...]

By |2019-06-06T10:37:47+01:00June 6th, 2019|Care in your area, News, Workforce|0 Comments

New international recruits set to boost county GP workforce

Northamptonshire GPs meet overseas colleagues at the first recruitment event in Kettering Northamptonshire is set to welcome its first intake of international doctors under a new employment initiative aimed at bolstering the local general practice workforce. The International GP Recruitment Programme kicked off in our county in April following the success of similar [...]

By |2019-05-07T12:44:48+01:00May 8th, 2019|Care in your area, News, Workforce|0 Comments

Celebrating our health and care apprentices

KGH CEO Simon Weldon, Caron Bouckley ofHealth Education England and Angela Hillery  at the NHCP Apprenticeship Awards. Northamptonshire’s health and care apprentices have been recognised at the second annual Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership Apprenticeship Awards. Taking place during National Apprenticeship Week, the awards highlighted the many opportunities available for apprentices in [...]

By |2019-04-08T13:05:46+01:00April 11th, 2019|News, Workforce|0 Comments

Graduation day for county’s first qualified nursing associates

Northamptonshire’s first cohort of nursing associates Northamptonshire’s first cohort of nursing associates have celebrated reaching the end of their two-year training at Northampton General Hospital. The 13 nursing associates are among the first in the country to qualify. Their role is to bridge the skills gap between healthcare assistants and registered nurses. They [...]

By |2019-04-12T14:33:28+01:00March 5th, 2019|News, Workforce|0 Comments

Job opportunity: Independent chair

Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership (NHCP) is seeking an independent chair to support and enable the next phase of its development together as an integrated care system (ICS) and to meet the requirements of the recent NHS Long Term Plan. We require a leader who can build upon the improvements we have already made [...]

By |2019-04-12T15:53:22+01:00January 29th, 2019|Featured, News, Workforce|0 Comments

New nurse training scheme is a national first for Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire is set to become the first area in England to begin a brand new training programme preparing nurses for careers in general practice. The work-based education scheme is for registered nurses – including those who are newly qualified or looking to return to work – and is the latest innovative project from Northamptonshire Health [...]

By |2019-01-14T12:49:14+00:00January 14th, 2019|Care in your area, News, Workforce|0 Comments

Supporting clinical staff through change

If our Partnership work is to succeed, it’s important to ensure that clinicians at all levels across our health and care organisations are fully engaged in what we are doing. In order to build clinical engagement across the Partnership, and as part of the workplan for the Strategic Clinical Group, Julie Shepherd (NHCP Nurse Lead) [...]

By |2019-12-04T08:58:52+00:00January 14th, 2019|Engagement, News, Workforce|0 Comments