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.
Happy New Year! We’re back and ready for what 2020 has in store for us. In this January 2020 edition we reflect on the past year and remind ourselves of our many achievements as a Partnership, and announce that My Health and Care Directory is now live and available for public use on the NHCP website. In addition, we have some fantastic news about our new county-wide social prescribing service, and we unveil plans to improve musculoskeletal and urology services in the county. There’s also a spotlight summary on our collective county-wide winter communications campaign and you can even read about how one of our Partnership projects has attracted attention all the way from South Korea, plus much more.
In the November 2019 edition of Partnership Update, we announce the launch of the NHCP Pod Squad, a new monthly podcast series to help health and care colleagues stay in touch with the issues that matter while you’re on the go. You will also find the latest update on the Northamptonshire Health, Care and Wellbeing Plan; news of funding for a new urgent care hub for the county; an update on our work to develop a county-wide social prescribing service; the latest on our work to improve respiratory illness prevention and care across Northamptonshire; and the moving story of the local parents who are bravely backing our winter flu vaccination campaign after the tragic loss of their baby son.
In October’s Partnership Update – the twelfth edition of NHCP’s monthly newsletter – we bring you the latest on progress with the Northamptonshire Health, Care and Wellbeing Plan, our unified strategy for the future of our county’s NHS and social care services. There’s news of a new appointment to the NHCP Partnership Board, and updates on the ways we’re engaging with our local communities – including the launch of our brand new engagement toolkit. Also in this edition you can find out about the forthcoming launch of our new Rapid Response service supporting vulnerable older people, the trial success of our Frailty Assessment Team, how we’re supporting GP practices to improve care for people with lung conditions, and much more.
The September 2019 edition of Partnership Update features the latest on our work to develop the Northamptonshire Health, Care and Wellbeing Plan – our local response to the NHS Long Term Plan – and how you can make sure your voice is heard by completing our online survey. There’s also news of a significant step forward in NHCP’s plans to bring a county-wide social prescribing service to Northamptonshire; how we’re working to tackle seasonal pressures and support our communities in the fight against flu this winter; the introduction of a new kind of cancer testing to GP practices; how we’re helping pregnant women to have more choice in their care; and much more.