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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
A community midwife from Kettering General Hospital was shortlisted for a national NHS hero award for the support she provided for a family. Serena Smith, 38, from Wellingborough, was nominated in the Best Midwife category of The Sun’s Who Cares Wins Award. The award was launched in July to recognise the work done day-to-day by…Learn more
Using a positive practice environment framework to support recruitment Support from those who supervise nurses is associated with more personalised patient care, higher professional commitment and lower intention to leave the profession (Jourdain and Chenevert, 2010). Excellent leadership is, therefore, crucial to high-quality care. Nurse leaders need to be able to advocate for frontline staff,…Learn more
An exciting opportunity has become available for a Mental Health team lead to join and lead a multi-disciplinary team within HMP Bedford. HMP Bedford is located in the town of Bedford. HMP Bedford is a Local category B male prison. The Mental Health service delivers both primary and secondary interventions within the establishment. The position…Learn more
At St Andrew’s Healthcare, we are focused on building our reputation for high quality care and treatment for patients with histories of offending and other risk behaviours. St Andrews is currently undergoing a major transformation to become a world leader in Value-Based Healthcare. As part of that programme we have established 15 Integrated Practice Units…Learn more
We’re proud to announce that St Andrew’s Healthcare has been shortlisted for two awards, recognising the support we give to our mental health students via the ASPIRE programme. The Student Nursing Times Awards 2018 has shortlisted St Andrew’s in two separate categories; ‘Nurse Education Provider of the year (pre-registration)’ and ‘Partnership of the Year’ for…Learn more
St Andrew’s recently held a magical event for the young people in our care at FitzRoy House in celebration of ‘Harry Potter Book Night,’ which encourages people to share their love of J.K Rowling’s popular novels. There is strong evidence that reading for pleasure has many mental health benefits, and we actively encourage the people…Learn more
The Health Service Journal (HSJ) has created its list of the top 50 chief executives for 2018 and we are pleased to announce that Angela Hillery, Chief Executive of Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) has been recognised in 15th place. Angela was recognised and praised for her system work as the lead for the…Learn more
Arts @ StAndrew’s are offering patients on our dementia wards opportunities to express themselves and get active, thanks to a 10-week programme of dance and movement sessions. Dance artist Lucy Knight, Co-Director of Wriggle Dance Theatre, has been visiting our Northampton site to deliver the dance workshops across two wards. Lucy’s fun, relaxed sessions include…Learn more
Dr Andrew Chilton is a Gastroenterologist who specialises in Therapeutic Endoscopy and Bowel Cancer Screening. He graduated from Newcastle University and did his Postgraduate in the West Midlands. He relocated to Northamptonshire around 15 years ago and became clinical lead at Kettering General Hospital KGH). He took a service that was rudimentary and developed it…Learn more