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Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Heidi Smoult as its new Hospital Chief Executive. Heidi is currently Deputy Chief Inspector at the Care Quality Commission (CQC) where she is accountable for the effective regulation of the NHS and independent healthcare providers in the Central region. Heidi has a wealth…Learn more
The number of women experiencing perinatal mental illness is increasing, with research showing up to 20% of women developing a mental health problem during pregnancy or within a year of giving birth*. We also know that suicide is a main cause of death in mothers giving birth in the UK. Perinatal mental health covers a…Learn more
Radiotherapy patients at Northampton General Hospital are the first in the UK to be benefitting from the use of artificial intelligence for treating head and neck cancer. The revolutionary new technology RapidPlan™ from Varian, has been developed for Northampton General using knowledge-based planning which determines the best treatment plan for patients. This software learns how…Learn more
A new survey, commissioned by mental health charity St Andrew’s Healthcare, has revealed that, despite increased understanding of common mental health problems, complex conditions such as schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder (BPD) are still hugely misunderstood. Many of the people surveyed admitted they would be nervous, fearful, and in some cases stop seeing a person…Learn more
Doctors looking to build a healthcare career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology are likely to be heading to Northamptonshire after the Specialty Education Advisory Committee of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, which every year collects data on junior doctor training, named Kettering General Hospital best in England and second best in the UK for…Learn more
Kettering General Hospital and Northampton General Hospital are moving towards a group management model to strengthen health services in Northamptonshire. This will include the appointment of a group Chief Executive Officer. This signals a firm commitment to greater collaboration, at pace, between the two hospitals and a commitment of the senior management teams to work…Learn more
Keith Jenkins, Lead Psychologist for St. Andrew’s Hospital Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Care Integrated Practice Unit (IPU), has won this year’s Alyson Plummer Memorial Award. The Memorial Award – named after Alyson Plummer, a brilliant Occupational Therapist who passed away in 2005 – is given annually to a nominated member of staff to recognise brilliance…Learn more
Northampton General Hospital are proud to be part of a UK wide reduction in the loss of a baby in pregnancy, during labour and the first 28 days following birth. The Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audit and Confidential Enquiries (MBRRACE) collaboration has released the Maternal Newborn and Infant Clinical Outcome Review Programme perinatal…Learn more
This Monday 14 October, NUH celebrated the annual Nurse and Midwife of the Year (NAMY) Awards, held in partnership with Nottingham Express Transit (NET) and the Nottingham Post. More than 300 nominations for the awards were received from patients, relatives and colleagues for this year’s awards for nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants and nursing associates working…Learn more
Angela Hillery, Chief Executive of Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) has been an awarded an honourary doctorate by the University of Northampton. The Chief Executive has a background in speech and language therapy and has worked within the NHS for over 30 years. She also hold a master’s degree in developmental disorders. The honorary…Learn more
Courtney’s Story: How an NHS apprenticeship helped me change career We speak to Courtney Major, Business Administration Apprentice, who explains how an apprenticeship with NHFT gave her the skills she needed to change career while maintaining an income: What attracted you to apply to become an apprentice? I had previously worked in the hair and…Learn more
Megan O’Connell – Apprentice of the Year 2019 Megan O’Connell is an Estates Administrator at St Andrew’s Healthcare and recently won the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award and ‘Values Award’, at the recent Apprenticeships Awards hosted by Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership. Megan has worked at St Andrew’s Healthcare for almost five years, starting as…Learn more