The Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership (NHCP) is made up of organisations that want to work together to make sure we have good services in the future.
In 2016, NHS organisations and local councils joined forces in every part of England to develop proposals for improving health and care. A mid-2018 review (of how Northamptonshire's services work together) said that the county needed to improve its care - especially for older people.
When the NHS started in 1948, its health and care services were set up in very different ways. This means that today, not everyone gets the same support and care. Some social care is free for people, and some of it is bought by people from different organisations. This means that people with lots of different needs are looked after by lots of different people who don’t work together.
Members of the partnership include:
- General hospitals
- Community health services
- GP practices
- Social care
- Local government
- Voluntary and community services
- Ambulance service
- Health and care commissioners
The the NHCP was formerly known as the Northamptonshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP).