The National Health Service (NHS) is one of the largest public sector organisations in the world. It was set up in 1948 to provide healthcare for all British Citizens based on need and not the ability to pay.
North Northamptonshire is one area where population growth is expected over the next 20 years and the Trust is working with partners, local organisations and the Council of Members to ensure our services are developed to continue to meet your needs.
The Department of Health (DoH) holds Strategic Health Authorities, NHS Trusts and PCTs to account on a daily basis for the effective discharge of their duties.
Kettering General Hospital is an NHS Foundation Trust. This means that although we manage ourselves locally, we still link to and work with our NHS neighbours.
Lists of and information relating to organisations with which the authority works in partnership.
We strive to provide the best standard of healthcare for our customers over a wide area. KGH works closely with NHS Northamptonshire, who are our main commissioners (currently responsible for 94% of the Trusts income). NHS Northamptonshire arranges the healthcare for everyone in Northamptonshire and a Local Delivery Plan (LDP) is in place which is an agreement between KGH and NHS Northamptonshire regarding the services and standard of care to be provided by this Foundation Trust to its Community. The Trust has in place a Service Level Agreement where the executive have agreed the financial, activity and quality schedules with NHS Northamptonshire.
The only other Primary Care Trust commissioning our service is Leicestershire and Rutland County Primary Care Trust.
The Trust works closely with Local Councils regarding service provision, these are our Stakeholder Partners. Local Councils have nominated representatives to sit on our Council of Members so they have a voice in the service provision for their local communities.
A number of publications can be referred to regarding Government Healthcare Policy on the DoH website.
At a local level NHS care is split broadly into two categories – primary and secondary care.
The following link will direct you to NHS Choices which provides an overview of the NHS Organisational Structure in England.
NHS Northamptonshire - www.northamptonshire.nhs.uk
NHS East Midlands - www.eastmidlands.nhs.uk
Northampton General Hospital - www.northamptongeneral.nhs.uk
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust - www.nht.nhs.uk
Nene Commissioning - www.nenecommissioning.com
Leicestershire County and Rutland Primary Care Trust - www.lcrpct.nhs.uk
Council of Members - www.kgh.nhs.uk/for-members/council-of-members
NHS direct - www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
Northamptonshire County Council - www.northamptonshire.gov.uk