MEET THE GOVERNORS: More from Kettering governor on Northamptonshire's changing health scene

Professor Peter Woolliscroft is the lead governor and public governor for Kettering

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 4:12 pm
Kettering General Hospital

A KGH governor has written more in his series of pieces about Northamptonshire s changing health scene.

The governors at KGH have teamed up with the Northants Telegraph to give our readers an insight into their role and the work they do.

Professor Peter Woolliscroft, lead governor and public governor for Kettering, has written the latest in a series of pieces about the governors which we will be bringing to you in the coming weeks.

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In his fourth piece about Northamptonshire's changing health scene, Prof Woolliscroft told the Northants Telegraph: "This is the fourth article in the series and will focus on how the various players in the healthcare market fit together.

"The main organisation is Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership (NHCP) which consists of key health and care organisations in the county.

"All parties remain as separate organisations and have responsibilities for the services provided but are committed to working together.

"An example being how KGH and NGH have moved from competition to collaboration.

"By working more closely in partnership quality of care and the health and well-being of our community will be improved.

"Building further on this collaborative theme the health and care organisations are working together through NHCP towards attaining Integrated Care System (ICS) status for Northamptonshire, this is where local NHS organisations collaborate even more closely with each other, with local councils and with others to take collective responsibility for managing resources, delivering NHS standards, and improving the health and well-being of the population served.

"With the creation of the county’s two new unitary councils taking place in April, the journey to become a ‘maturing ICS’ during 2021 offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ensure local health and care services are shaped along the same geographic lines.

"You will hear a lot more of the ICS and what it comprises later in the year."

We will be hearing more from the governors in the coming weeks so keep an eye out for the stories if you want to learn more about the governors and their role at KGH.

To read the previous piece from Prof Woolliscroft on Northamptonshire's changing health scene, click here.

If you have a question for the governors, email it to [email protected]

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