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Exercise is known as one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health, as it relieves stress and boosts your mood. Within a secure hospital such as St Andrew’s, there are some structural barriers – locked doors and controlled access to facilities, for instance – which can make exercise a little more difficult,…Learn more
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, dynamic and innovative Band 7 anticoagulant nurse to join our busy team. We provide expert care for patients requiring anticoagulation in the hospital and community settings. You will be joining a team of experienced anticoagulant nurse practitioners and will be involved in the development of the service….Learn more
A unique post-graduate course offering unprecedented access to clinical quality improvement processes and facilities has been launched jointly by Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust and the University of Northampton. The course, an MSc in Quality Improvement & Patient Safety, is the first of its kind in the United Kingdom to be taught within a hospital…Learn more
We’re proud to announce that evidence given by Liz Ritchie, a Self-Care Body Image Therapist at St Andrew’s Healthcare, has been published in a new report by the Parliamentary Youth Select Committee (YSC). The report, entitled ‘A Body Confident Future’ was published on 15 November, and details the impact body image has on the wellbeing of…Learn more
A breast cancer patient – who has raised money for the Kettering General Hospital unit where she was treated – is encouraging younger women to check themselves for the disease. Today Monday, November 13, Natasha Goodman, 38, from Desborough, presented a cheque for £2,000 to her surgeon, Dr Salam Musa, and members of the KGH…Learn more
Half of Paddington children’s ward at Northampton General Hospital has been given a makeover to produce a safer, more modern and efficient environment for patients, parents, carers and staff. One of the changes has been to install pull down beds in each cubicle for use by parents staying overnight with their children. The ten beds,…Learn more
Kettering General Hospital has taken on its first head and neck cancer nurse specialist to support patients with cancers of the mouth, throat and thyroid.Hayley Steptoe has worked at KGH for the last 14 years in a variety of roles including staff nurse and sister. She has taken on the new role, from June 5,…Learn more
St Andrew’s Healthcare and East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) are working together to improve mental health nursing students training. While ambulance staff are trained primarily to deal with physical health emergencies, they are increasingly called out to assist people experiencing mental health crisis. For these patients, timely and appropriate support from the emergency services is…Learn more
NHFT are celebrating a run of success in four separate top national award schemes. Steph Buswell from the Children’s and Young people Response Team based at Isebrook Hospital has won the Our Health Heroes Clinical Support Worker of the Year award for the East Midlands Region. She now goes through to the finals and the…Learn more
Patients receiving treatment within our Oncology Department are set to benefit from a generous donation of £795 from the Rushden and District Photographic Society. The society have supported the Oncology department and it’s patients at NGH since the passing of one of their members, Mr Terry Chapman. Terry was treated at NGH however sadly passed…Learn more
The 17-year-old daughter of a grateful breast service patient has raised £4,397 for charity by doing a series of challenges including swimming with sharks and climbing a mountain. And today (Thursday, November 16) Freya Marlow, from Corby, presented two cheques for £2,198 each to Kettering General Hospital’s breast care service and to Lakelands Hospice, in…Learn more
A group created by a University of Northampton graduate to improve people’s breathing through singing has branched out with the instrumental addition of harmonica classes. Singing 4 Breathing was established in 2015 by Occupational Therapy (OT) alumni James Wyatt as a project for the second year of his course. The group helps people diagnosed with…Learn more