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Why Fika? - Thought-provoking conversations with game-changing leaders

Using the 'Fika' concept, our podcast series seeks to engage with individuals carrying out interesting and innovative work within the health and care ecosystem, through a relaxed informal chat.

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GIS excellence rewarded at EsriUK Customer Success awards

We are very proud to have been awarded the Analytical Insights award at this years' EsriUK Customer Success awards. The award was in recognition for our work using geospatial analysis to help the NHS vaccinate millions of people as quickly as possible.

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Improving flu vaccination uptake: learnings from our COVID-19 experience

The dangers of flu and the risks of hospitalisation and being admitted to intensive care due to severe complications are not well-publicised. Nor are they as clearly understood as they are for COVID-19. 

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Three things all emerging ICSs need to know

Every area of England is now covered by an Integrated Care System, all at varying levels of maturity. The crux of this restructure is focused on bringing together key organisations in the health and care landscape, moving towards collaborative working at both place and system levels. Looking across the systems we support a number of key trends are evident:

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Celebrate life and connect with each other on Cancer Survivors Day

June 6th is Cancer Survivors Day worldwide. The overall aim of this day is to raise awareness of issues and challenges that cancer patients face along with an opportunity to celebrate life and connect with each other.

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ICSs and the drive to improve health and reduce inequalities

Ahead of SCW's lunchtime panel session on Wednesday 16 June at this year's virtual NHS Confed conference, Andrew Fenton reflects on a re-energised NHS focus on health inequalities, a place-based approach, and the vital role of ICS partnerships.

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Celebrating nurses for International Nurses Day 2021

Liam Williams, Director of Quality and System Performance and registered nurse shares his appreciation for frontline staff and reflects on their support during the pandemic.

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How the pandemic has impacted routine preschool vaccinations

Our CHIS data informatics team has produced a report to compare vaccination uptake and timely delivery before the COVID-19 pandemic and during.

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Top tips to improve childhood vaccination uptake rates

During their work with primary care colleagues across the Thames Valley, SCW’s Improving Immunisation Uptake (IIU) Team have put together five 'Top Tips' for general practice to improve childhood vaccination uptake rates.