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.
In March’s Partnership Update, we bring you an update on The NHCP Apprenticeship Awards 2020 which recognised the fantastic contribution of local apprentices who go above and beyond the call of duty. There’s a special feature on mental health, with news of how the successful Crisis Cafés are reaching even further into our communities’ through two new pilot projects, and the launch the latest edition of our monthly Pod Squad podcast. Elsewhere, you can find out how men referred for prostate cancer investigation are set to benefit from faster diagnosis and quicker access to treatment thanks to the introduction of a new care pathway to Northamptonshire. We also report on early success and next steps for the newly-implemented Musculoskeletal Triage Hub; bring you details of a brand new NHCP leadership programme; highlight how our new population health board is working to tackle some of the biggest health issues facing Northamptonshire, including a new approach to helping smokers kick their habit; and much more.
Move over January, February is finally here – and thanks to the leap year we have an extra day to talk about the work we’re doing as a Partnership. In this edition of Partnership Update we announce a big step forward in our journey to bring integrated digital health and care records to the county; report on the latest on our county-wide social prescribing programme as four local ‘delivery partners’ are confirmed, and hear from a newly recruited link worker about the difference the service is already making. Elsewhere, we talk with the newest member of the NHCP leadership team; update on the publication of the Northamptonshire Health Care and Wellbeing Plan; encourage one final push on flu vaccination; reveal how local services are supporting people to manage their mental health and wellbeing… plus much more.