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It is hoped the scheme will give people with dementia 'confidence' while living in Northampton

Northampton aspires to be 'dementia friendly' town

Northampton is working towards becoming a ‘dementia friendly town’ with a host of schemes to try to improve the quality of life of those with the debilitating illness.

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The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot starting this month

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The full report on adult social services is due to be published by the CQC in July

CQC report set to slam 'unsatisfactory' experience for over 65s in Northamptonshire

An upcoming Care Quality Commission review of health and social care for people over 65 in Northamptonshire is set to criticise the ‘unsatisfactory experience’ for patients.

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Thirty-five per cent of hospital beds across Northamptonshire occupied by people 'who did not need them'

A review has found that a staggering 35 per cent of hospital beds across Northamptonshire were occupied by people that did not need them.
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St Andrew's Men's Service has bounced back from an "inadequate" rating - but still has a long way to go.

Northampton mental health hospital for men shakes off major failings but is still below standard, says inspectors

Inspectors say a Northampton mental health hospital has shaken off a list of failings pointed out in a damning report last year - but still has a long way to go.
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One-in-twelve staff have taken a day off at NGH in the past year for mental health reasons.

One-in-twelve staff at Northampton General Hospital have taken sick days over stress and anxiety

The stress faced by Northampton General Hospital's staff has been made plain by a recent report showing over a fifth of sickness absences are because of anxiety, depression and mental wellbeing.
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Stephen Mold pictured at the launch of the Time 2 Listen survey in October 2017

Survey into impact of mental health on services to be revealed by Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner

A major consultation into the treatment of people with mental health concerns by the police and criminal justice system has found gaps in the support available and an inconsistent approach between the organisations.

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L-R: Tom Clarke, Russell Dack, Luke Emery and Martin Pepin.

Northampton friends take on 1,800 mile 'Top Gear-style' trip all in the name of cancer research

A group of friends from Northampton are gearing up to raise £6,000 for Cancer Research UK by travelling 1,800 miles across Europe in four days - in budget bangers.
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Northampton General Hospital has agreed an out-of-court settlement with a former employee.

Northampton General Hospital settles out of court with disabled worker over harassment claims

A disabled former medical secretary at Northampton General Hospital was sent out for the day to trial office chairs for her nerve damage and was suspended on her return.
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More than 2,000 adults in Northamptonshire hospitalised after self-harming, report highlights

More adults are hospitalised in Northamptonshire with self-harm injuries than the national average, a new report has revealed.

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Number of Northamptonshire primary school pupils referred for mental health treatment rockets

There has been a 10-fold increase in the number of young people being referred by Northamptonshire schools for mental health treatment in the past four years, with more than half of referrals made concerning primary school children.

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Breast Screening radiographer Heather Verlander, pictured with a patient in 2010. Recent reports have revealed a number of women did not receive screening reminders in 2009 after an NHS IT fault.

Quarter of women in Northampton did not take up breast cancer screening invitation

Nearly a quarter of all women sent breast cancer screening reminders in Northampton last year did not take up the offer, figures have revealed.

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The 35 medicines that will NOT be available on NHS prescription by end of this month

The NHS will be banning free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot by the end of this month.

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St Andrew's Healthcare in Billing Road is putting 92 jobs at risk as part of a restructure.

Northampton mental health charity puts 92 support jobs at risk

A mental health charity in Northampton has put 92 jobs at risk as part of a "resource alignment."
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Northampton General Hospital saw its busiest day ever in January.

Busiest ever day for Northampton General Hospital as pressure on A&E rises

More than 500 people visited Northampton General Hospital’s A&E department in January on its busiest day in history.

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Only two disabled spaces have been left for all 30,000 patients at Weston Favell Health Centre.

Northampton health centre with more than 30,000 patients left with just two parking spaces

A Northampton health centre with more than 30,000 registered patients has been left with just two parking spaces after a gym it shares its car park with has banned any non-members.
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The university's winning student nursing team.

Student nursing team for University of Northampton take the trophy at awards ceremony

The University of Northampton has walked away with silverware at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2018.

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A survey has been launched to ask young people if they have access to mental health support.

Survey launched asking Northamptonshire's teenagers if they know where to go for help with their mental health

Children and young people in Northamptonshire are being asked to shape how they can find help with their emotional health and wellbeing.
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