Welcome to the April 2021 edition of Partnership Update
This edition is published at a significant time for Northamptonshire, with the formation of our two new unitary authorities and NHCP’s formal confirmation as an Integrated Care System (ICS) both taking place on 1 April 2021.
In this issue you can read more about our newly confirmed ICS status and catch up with the latest news from across our four priority transformation programmes and other areas of work, including:
The first details of our 2021 Virtual Wellbeing Festival
Developments in maternal mental health and a landmark for Northamptonshire’s 24/7 Mental Health Number
The latest work from the Integrated Care Across Northamptonshire (iCAN) programme
The launch of our new Leadership Matters Conversations webinar series
Updates from the new Children and Young People Transformation Board and Elective Care Executive Board
The publication of the Northamptonshire Children’s Trust 2021/22 Business Plan
Welcome to the February 2021 edition of Partnership Update
In this edition we bring you updates from across all four of NHCP’s transformation priority programmes, as well as the latest news on Northamptonshire’s journey towards becoming an Integrated Care System (ICS).
Read on to find out more about:
• How local organisations are working together to provide better support for people with dementia and their carers
• How we are working together to maintain elective (planned) care for people throughout the pandemic
• The latest on our priority actions to improve care, support and outcomes for our county’s children and young people
• More detail about our continuing focus on addressing inequalities and taking a population health approach to mental health
• PLUS news of a new service supporting mental health and wellbeing for our health and care workforce; and how professionals can make the most of My Health and Care Directory
In the January 2021 edition of Partnership Update, we take a look back at some of the positive things we have achieved together as a health and care system and a community over the past 12 months in response to the coronavirus pandemic. As well as bringing you the highlights of our #NorthantsTogether campaign, you can also read about the following:
A step forward in our journey to achieve Integrated Care System status for Northamptonshire
An introduction to the new Chair of NHCP’s Integrated Quality Improvement and Performance Committee
The launch of a new ‘Long COVID’ care pathway for our county
How a community care service is supporting patients to receive the care they need at home and reducing hospital admissions
The latest updates on improving access to local mental health services, and more
Welcome to the December 2020 edition of Partnership Update.
In this edition, we bring you the latest news from the Integrated Care Across Northamptonshire (iCAN) programme, which has now completed its assessment phase looking at the opportunities we have across our health and care system to improve outcomes for older people. The focus of the programme now shifts to developing and delivering plans to make the most of these opportunities in partnership with staff, patients, service users and carers.
As a difficult year draws to a close, there’s also a focus on the support that’s available to anyone in Northamptonshire who may be struggling with isolation, money worries, increased anxiety or overwhelming stress.
You can also read about:
The 2020 Northamptonshire Children and Young People Summit
Work in progress to develop and improve local mental health services
Northamptonshire nurse leaders benefiting from enhanced infection control training
How the new Northamptonshire VSCE Assembly aims to provide one voice for the local voluntary and community organisations.
After a pause while our health and care system turned its attention to managing the COVID-19 pandemic, Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership’s monthly newsletter returns with a brand new look.
In this edition we bring you the latest news of how colleagues from across NHCP have been continuing to work together towards our shared vision for a positive lifetime of health, wellbeing and care in our community, including:
An introduction to our new Independent Chair
The public launch of My Health and Care Directory
An update on the Northamptonshire Care Record
News of our NHCP priority programmes, including iCAN and mental health
Partnership Update – Mental Health Special Edition
Over the course of their lifetime, one in four people will experience mental ill health – that’s more than 185,500 people in Northamptonshire alone. It’s currently too early to know the full mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is undoubtedly affecting people and services, meaning this number is certainly expected to increase.
Improving and developing mental health care pathways, services and outcomes is one of four priority transformation programmes that we are focusing on together as local health and care organisations through Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership (NHCP).
In this special edition of NHCP’s Partnership Update newsletter, you can find out more about the extensive partnership work that’s continuing to improve local mental health services – and how a truly collaborative approach is delivering real positive change and shaping our plans for the future.