Nominations are now open for the 2013 Jane Roebuck Northamptonshire Carers Awards. The awards, run by Nene and Corby Clinical Commissioning Groups and Northamptonshire Carers charity, recognise the valuable contribution unpaid carers make. Categories include Young Carer of the Year, GP Supporting Carer, and School Supporting Young Carer.
Last winter, about 31,000 people in England died as a result of cold weather. Most of these people were over 75 and many of these deaths could have been avoided. Sign the NHS Choices Winter Friends campaign and sign the pledge to look in on an older friend or neighbour this winter. For more information click here.
As part of NHFT's Stonewall Health Champions work, we are taking part in the Stonewall Healthcare Equality Index.
If you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and living in Northants, we want to hear your views about your experience of using the local health service.
You can feed back on our services here www.stonewall.org.uk/patientsurvey #HEI Code 109
More information on NHFT's role as a Stonewall Health Champion is available here: www.nhft.nhs.uk/stonewall
Following a successful HIV Testing Week with lots of information shared via the local media, via outreach events, and through facebook, twitter and partner websites, representatives from NHFT joined Solar Northamptonshire and FAN Northants at the World AIDS Day commemorative event hosted by Northampton Borough Council at the Northampton Guildhall. Pictured below are Councillor David Mackintosh, leader of Northampton Borough Council, and Wendi Buchanan from Solar, along with NHFT's sexual health outreach team, staff from Northampton Borough Council, and volunteers from FAN Northants and Solar.
For more information including where to get tested for HIV and other STIs, local case studies of people living with HIV and useful contact details, go to www.nhft.nhs.uk/hiv
Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive NHS England visited the Wheelchair Service based at Forest House in Kettering on Monday. Sir David met with front line Trust staff and with representatives from the disabled children’s charity Whizz-Kidz.
Earlier this year, Sir David met with the Whizz-Kidz Kidz Board at NHS England’s offices in Leeds and heard first-hand about young disabled people’s experiences. At the end of the meeting, Sir David asked to visit a wheelchair service to better understand the barriers facing young disabled people getting the mobility equipment to enable them to lead active and independent lives.
Sir David commented: “Wheelchair services make a real difference to children’s daily lives. I enjoyed my time visiting Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and was glad to have the opportunity to meet with staff, patients and Whizz-Kids. It was fantastic to be able to hear first-hand their experiences and to discuss how we can work together to deliver the best possible service for patients in the future.”
We've teamed up with Patient Opinion, a national charity set up to give patients a stronger voice, to make it easier than ever for you to give us your feedback on our services. You can complete a form by clicking on the link:
Prevention of avoidable pressure ulcers is a top priority for NHFT, and for the NHS as a whole. Find out more about what we're doing to prevent pressure ulcers, and what you can do. Click here for more information: www.nhft.nhs.uk/pressureulcers
As we plan for the future delivery of care we are keen to share your views, please click here for more information.
Equality Objectives 2012-2016110.72KB
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In April 2012 we set the following Equality Objectives for the next few years. We will: