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Our case studies

We are committed to making a difference every day. On this page you will find our case studies which showcase some details of the innovative, patient centred and compassionate work carried out by staff here at NHFT.

Our journey through in 2021

We want to take reflect on our journey, celebrating how teamNHFT and our volunteers have adapted to new ways of working and continued care for our patients, service users and carers.

Truly outstanding work has been going on across the Trust. We deliver many of the NHS services people in Northamptonshire receive in communities, at home, work or in schools. 

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Hear from teamNHFT on the last 12 months:


How we're making a difference

Expanding and developing our secured services

Expanding and developing our secured services

Cellyn Posadas provides psychological support for residents within secured services at HMP Onley, Northamptonshire as an Assistant Psychologist. Having joined TeamNHFT in July 2020, the Trust is delighted to be able to support Cellyn to complete her doctorate in Psychology at the University of Birmingham. Click here to find out more.

Specialist and Secured Services provide a wide range of healthcare support in a number of prisons and secure facilities across the country. The positive reputation and reach of the service continues to grow, with further opportunities on the horizon to expand and develop this area of the Trust’s portfolio. Following a successful tender process earlier this year, HMP Peterborough in Cambridgeshire became the latest secure facility to benefit from the excellent skills and expertise of NHFT’s healthcare staff. The Trust now provides care in nine secure facilities in England, which includes all three prisons in the Cambridgeshire area. 


Delivering the housebound vaccination programme - protecting our communities

Delivering the housebound vaccination programme - protecting our communities

As part of the largest vaccination roll-out our country has ever seen, it is essential that everyone has access to the COVID-19 vaccine in order to protect themselves. Over the last six months colleagues from NHFT have been working with Northamptonshire Clinical Commissioning Group (NCCG) to visit patients in their homes and administer the vaccine.

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Housebound vaccinators at NHFT

Mental Health Number celebrates national award win

Mental Health Number celebrates national award win

The team took home the award for “All Age Crisis and Acute Mental Health Care 2021”, as well as being highly commended in the award for “Suicide Prevention”.

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) and the mental health charity, Mind, launched the mental health number in March 2020, with the vision of having a single phone number that any Northamptonshire resident could call to access mental health support, 24/7, 365 days per year.

Anne Rackham, Director of Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Speciality Services at NHFT said: “We are delighted that the Integrated Response Hub has been recognised for these two awards, during an exceptionally challenging time for everyone working in mental health services.”

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Mental health number team at awards night


Reflective space making a difference for patients and colleagues

Reflective space making a difference for patients and colleagues

The “Shifting Sands” Garden is a new reflective space at the Spiritual Wellbeing department St Mary’s Hospital, Kettering which is managed by Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT).

Made possible from funding from Northamptonshire Health Charity (NHC), the new “Shifting Sands” Garden will provide a place for patients and staff to find a moment of peace in their day.

The project has led by Odette Douglas, Chaplain at NHFT’s Spiritual Wellbeing Department. The idea began during the pandemic after discussion with staff, patients and service users. Shifting Sands describes the feeling of always changing circumstances and the need a for solid ground at times of challenge. This reflective space provides this solid ground at St Mary’s Hospital. Click the below image to find out more.

Opening of the shifting sands garden at St Mary's Hospital

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