Category Archives: Northamptonshire

National Care Home Open Day

The National Care Home Open Day will take place on June 21 2013. Thousands of care homes will open their doors to those who have experiences within care, or who work within the industry itself. This will officially be the first National Care Home Open Day to take place. The main objective of the National… read full article

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Later Life Matters Event in Wellingborough on the 8th of October

A special event hosted by Later Life Matters will be held at The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough on Tuesday the 8th of October between 10am and 3pm. Come along for advice and information for the over-50s on staying healthy, exploring new technologies and finding the assistance you need. Free health checks and hearing tests will also… read full article

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Concerns over Respite Care in Northamptonshire

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Northamptonshire’s new Healthwatch organisation has highlighted concerns regarding respite care and support for carers in the county, specifically in relation to those suffering from neuro-degenerative conditions. Healthwatch Northamptonshire made its referral to the County Council’s Health & Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee last month after a public consultation where the watchdog organisation listened to… read full article

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Meet Northamptonshire’s New Health and Social Care Watchdog

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Rosie Newbigging has been appointed as the new chief executive for Northamptonshire’s health and social care watchdog, Healthwatch Northamptonshire. Newbigging is the former executive director of Asthma UK and said she is “delighted” to take on the role within the new independent health body. “I […] look forward to working with local communities across the… read full article

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New Masters Degree Aims to Improve Care for Veterans

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A new Masters degree has been launched at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford to improve the care offered to military veterans. The course was devised by Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, the Ministry of Defence’s head of psychology and a former soldier, and will offer specialist education and training for those working in the health service… read full article

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New Healthcare Centre for Corby, Northamptonshire

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A new Northamptonshire health centre based in Corby held a special launch event yesterday, offering state of the art urgent care to local residents. The official opening of the Corby Urgent Care Centre was attended by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh KBE, National Medical Director, though the centre has been providing services since October 2012. The… read full article

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Community Care and Family Well-being Fun Day in Northamptonshire

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Residents from the Northamptonshire village of Little Stanion are invited to attend a fun day organised by local council and NHS services to help families become happier and healthier. The NHS Corby Commissioning Group is working in conjunction with the borough council, the Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, and several other partners to create a… read full article

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Ambulance Service Chief Backs Call for More Community Care

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Chief Executive of the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) Phil Milligan has agreed with calls for paramedics to offer extra care in the community. A report published by the Government’s Health Committee on July 24th followed an enquiry earlier in the year concerned with the growing strain on emergency care and services.¬† EMAS services the… read full article

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Northamptonshire Care Workers Raise Cash with Bike Ride

Northamptonshire care home workers raised money for the Alzheimer’s Society with an eight mile circular charity bike ride from Westlands Care Home in Wellingborough. The cyclists were Daniel Ames, Raice Cook, Sean McCloskey¬†and Karen Wells, members of staff from the care home in Oxford Street, embarking on a round trip in their local area to… read full article

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40% of Northamptonshire Carers on Medication for Stress

Carers in Northamptonshire

The charity took part in the launch of Carer Awareness Week and highlighted the importance of ensuring carers have access to support and respite. Without adequate support, carers can quickly become depressed, isolated and overwhelmed, and the concern from the Northamptonshire charity is not only for the carers themselves but also the people they are… read full article

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