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Finalist for HSJ Partnership Awards, Primary Care Project of the Year

We are delighted to have been shortlisted in the HSJ Partnership Awards 2023. Edenbridge Healthcare with SCW and Gillingham South Primary Care Network was shortlisted in the Primary Care Project of the Year award category. This award recognises projects and partnerships improving capacity, service access and ultimately patient outcomes within a specific neighbourhood or system.

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Modelling with Children & Young People's Referral Management System Tool

The Children & Young People's Referral Management System Tool (CReST) is a demand and capacity tool. We developed the current version in partnership with NHSE, which supports Children and Young People's Mental Health (CYPMH) pathways.

SCW at the Grancius GovCommunity Live Conference 2022

Demonstrating how we join the conversations across health and care

Our Senior Communications and Engagement managers, Sara Price and Julia Stackhouse, were invited to speak at the Granicus GovCommunity Live Conference 2022 held on 15 November 2022. During our talk, we showcased how we listen to, reach and inform our communities using the Granicus communications platform to reach our target audiences.  

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Mince pies and multi-disciplinary teams: The impact of ARRS roles in primary care

With all the evidence indicating that the NHS is facing yet another bleak winter with significant (an understatement) pressure across the health and care system including waiting list challenges, A and E waits and increased pressure on General Practice to name a few, my thoughts turned to the ARRS (Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme) roles and the impact they are making.

SCW at NHS Providers Conference and Exhibition 2022

Joining the dots across health and care for NHS Providers

We were pleased to be able to join the dots across health and care at the NHS Providers Annual Exhibition held on 15-16 November 2022. This year’s theme was ‘resilience’, with a focus on resilient services, resilient communities and resilience for the future.

The heart of digital

I was very privileged recently, to be asked to speak at the Healthcare Excellence Through Technology (HETT) conference back in September, where I joined James Freed (Chief Digital and Information Officer at Health Education England) on the Culture Excellence panel. This also included fellow speakers Anne Marie Cunningham (Associate Medical Director for Primary Care, Digital Health and Care Wales) and Joanna Fox (Managing Director at Medi-hr Ltd).

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Spotlight webinar: How is OD enabling everyday conversations to transform complex systems?

As part of SCW Spotlights, a programme of short and snappy webinar events, we put the spotlight on organisational development and asked ‘How is OD enabling everyday conversations to transform complex systems?' Our team explored how if your organisation isn’t considered to be a thing but a story inside people’s heads, how can you disrupt these stories to enable people to lead change themselves using a technique called dialogic OD. 

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Join a new network focusing on medicines optimisation within health and justice

The Medicines Optimisation team at South, Central and West (SCW) has launched a Health and Justice Medicines Optimisation Network. Located on the FutureNHS platform, the regional peer support network is a shared platform for healthcare professionals working within the Health and Justice (H&J) setting in the South East region. 

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Child Health Information Services bringing benefits to children across South West

NHS South, Central and West (SCW) will take responsibility for the Devon, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly (DCIOS), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) and Somerset Child Health Information Service (CHIS) from April 2023 after winning the tender for a five-year contract from NHS England South West. As the incumbents of BaNES, Gloucestershire, Swindon, and Wiltshire this means there will be a single standardised service of CHIS across almost the entire South West.