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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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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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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. 

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Challenges and opportunities for the national childhood immunisation programme

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, primary care services have faced unprecedented challenges in delivering both the COVID-19 vaccination rollout and the continued delivery of the national childhood immunisation programme.

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How does your PCN compare?

A group of PCN leaders from around the country joined our first roundtable event for an open and honest discussion about their PCN journeys. Held on 25 March, the online event enabled leaders to share valuable feedback and insight with their peers.

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