Consistently looking for new ways of providing the best for our patients is a priority for us at NHFT. It is becoming increasingly clear that collaboration and a focus on prevention is key if we are to achieve our aims of high quality, safe care and improved outcomes. We also know that care provided at a community level is highly effective and responsive when provided by a collaboration of GPs, community health professionals, local councils and the local voluntary sector.
So, it was clear to us that we needed to enable new ways of providing health care for our patients and one way to achieve this was to create a new joint venture that could quickly become a Multi-disciplinary Community Provider and give us the opportunity to look at how we might provide other new models of care.
We are proud to say that we have done just that by setting up this unique partnership between local GPs and Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Keeping people out of hospital and, when needed, providing the best possible pathway for encouraging discharge from hospital is the most effective way to protect those we care for and to sustain the NHS. That’s our aim.