Monday, 28 November 2011

Dr Foster Hospital Guide 2011

The latest Hospital Guide has now been published by Dr Foster and you can find the detail on the NHS Choices web site. The guide reviews hospital mortality figures, and patient comments, and focuses on hospital admissions at the weekend.

One of our local Trusts, Northampton General Hospital, features in the list of hospitals with higher than expected death rates. This is questioned by the Trust's Medical Director who argued  the actual numbers of deaths at NGH were among the lowest in the East Midlands and the Trust did not understand why Dr Foster had set the number of expected deaths so low in relation to other similar hospitals. In response the Trust has also set up a group to review every patient death  that occurs in the hospital.

The full guide is available on the Dr Foster web site.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Health Promotion Resources is moving

The Health Promotion Resources service is moving from it's current home in Kettering to Northampton.

The service will close on the 1st of December and will reopen on Tuesday the 2nd of January. During this time we will not be able to supply any resources or leaflets.

The Service's new contact details will be:

Boothmeadow House
Museum Way
Riverside Park
Northampton NN3 9HW (Click here for a location map)
Temporary telephone number: 01604 362964
Email (unchanged):
Follow us on Twitter for updates: @HPRNorthants

Friday, 11 November 2011

Need to keep up to date with the latest news? Try our Daily Health News service

If you want to keep up with the latest news, policy, commentary, publications and events in UK health care, we can help. With so many different sources of information available, it's hard to know where to start, let alone keep up with them all.

This is where our daily health news service comes in.  We scan over 60 feeds from different sources every day and publish the the things we think will be most useful to you on our Blogger site.

We use feeds from the Department of Health, NMC, NHS Confederation, major newspapers, the BBC, Kings Fund, NICE and and many more. We try to ensure any major health related story being covered in the media is included, as well as reports and other relevant information.

You can access the service in a number of ways:
You can also find out more about this and other current awareness services we offer (like our Netvibes site) on the Keeping up to Date page of our web site.

We hope you find it useful...

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Books, books and more books! New books on approval / new books in stock

Photo from Flickr
We have a new selection of on approval books in stock at the Berrywood and Richmond libraries. If you can spare the time, please come and have a look at the titles we have and recommend any that you think the library should purchase. This is your opportunity to ensure that the book stock in the libraries reflects your needs.

We would also be happy to receive any other recommendations for purchases for library stock.

If you want to see what we have added to stock recently, we produce a monthly new books lists of our latest titles (including those bought via the on approvals service). You can find them on our web site.

Health Promotion Resources open day 16th of November

Wednesday 16thNovember

Venue: Cytringham Room, Forest House,
2 Riley Road, Telford Way Industrial. Estate, Kettering NN16 8NN

Drop in any time between 10am and 4pm 

*Refreshments available*

How Can We Help?
Do you organise health & wellbeing events in the community? Do you hold health education sessions in the classroom? 
Our free of charge service can help by providing
audience-engaging materials to support your health-promoting activities.

Don’t miss this opportunity to: 
Meet the staff & see a selection of the resources available to you
Familiarise yourself with our services & find out what else we can offer
Come & be inspired!