Welcome to the Northampton General Practice Alliance
GP owned and GP led, General Practice Alliance (GPA) is the collaboration and linking of GP's in Northampton to preserve, sustain and develop the local health economy. We aim to support the interests of our member Practices in Northampton, as well as ensuring patients get the best possible care equitably in the town. One of our main goals as an organisation is to promote self-management and find innovative solutions to the challenges faced by the NHS. We hope to develop and host a range of resources to enable Northampton patients to manage their conditions or health concerns. GPA is the place to go for your local healthcare needs and information.
To enhance patient experience within Primary Care, through improved access to services and to reduce Health and Social Care inequalities.Find out more
In partnership with our stakeholders:
- Enable resilience in our communities and people.
- Enable technologies to improve access, and...
INNOVATEFind out more
See our latest news & updates:
Social prescribing: choosing people over pills
A pioneering new way of tackling health problems in Northamptonshire is being rolled out - where social activities are prescribed instead of pills.
Northamptonshire is believed to be the first area in England to recruit the so-called "Social Prescribing Link Workers" across the county.
Dr David Smart (GPA Director) and GP in Northampton. He says social prescribing is a good way to develop links between the community and healthcare professionals.
For lots more information, please see the full article on ITV News including video.
The 10 Keys to Happiness
A two minute video introducing the 10 keys to happiness, as part of the 'Great Dream'. Kindly put together by Rex Richard Burbidge. (source "10 keys to happiness presentation" Dr David Smart (GPA Director).
*06.01.2021 update: Please accept our apologies, walks are postponed due to lockdown, to be reinstated when conditions change, please watch this space*
Calling new parents or those with babies up to one year old
- Have you struggled to adapt to new parenthood.
- Have you found new parenthood to be isolating during these unprecedented times?
- Would like to meet and chat with other new parents.
- Come and join us for a socially distanced buggy walk in Abington Park.
choosing people over pills
"What we’re doing is developing the links between primary care and how we can link people to the assets in the community. "The things that you can do, like just going for an exercise, going on a course or meditation, and just trying to help people understand how we can get people who are coming to see us with maybe psychosocial problems which we can’t deal with necessarily very well as GPs and how we can link them to where they can get better help in the community." Dr David Smart
New page additions to our website:
Short Mindfulness Films
Dr Mike Scanlan is a local expert therapist and has provided patients across Northampton some short videos on mindfulness to help you during this time.
Topics to build your character strength, better decision making and tips on meditation.
Short Films created and edited by Dr Mike Scanlan.Find out more
Information and guidance on the Covid-19 outbreak
- What is the current advice on Coronavirus?
- Look after your body
- Look after your Mind
- Look after others
Clinical Pharmacists & Social prescribing Link Workers
Multiple pages have been developed on our website to explain the Clinical Pharmacist & new Social Prescribing Link Worker service GPA are integrating within GP Practices locally. You will also find a host of useful information, resources and web-links.Find out more