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Posted on Sep 1 2022 by Fiona Bailey

Within the world of news, August is usually referred to as ‘silly season’ due to the pace significantly slowing down as many people are on their summer holidays.  

Despite that, St Andrew’s Healthcare has still received a healthy amount of media coverage across the month with the University of Northampton partnership securing several headlines.

A joint press release inviting student nurses to sign up to the Healthcare Landscape Nursing Placement programme was covered on Need to See It News, Employer News, Online Recruitment, Wellbeing News, the Chronicle and Echo, On Rec, Further Education News and the local blog entitled In the News.

A double-page feature on the partnership also featured in the National Health Executive magazine, which is a CPD-accredited publication for NHS professionals. This one article alone was thought to have reached more than 8,000 people.

CAMHS Headteacher Cheryl Smith gave her take on the GCSE results which are always released in August. While most media outlets were busy comparing the results with last year’s grades, Cheryl spoke how to support young people who may not have received the news they had hoped for.

Cheryl wrote a column for the Chronicle and Echo, which featured in the print edition on results day and she also wrote a feature for Further Education News.

Promotion for the second volunteering event FestiVol largely dominated mid-August with Voluntary Services Manager Dawn Wright giving interviews on NNLive, BBC Radio Northampton’s Kerrie Cosh’s show and Daisie Belle’s evening programme. The Charity Times also wrote a piece about the event.

The third series of the On the Ward podcast came to an end and coverage was secured on the Planet Radio website and in Health Tech Magazine.

Northants Live covered the beach party threw for Lowther patients and also the football tournament St Andrew’s staff and patients took part in alongside the Cobblers. The football story was also published on the Northampton Town Football Club website too.