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Reduced travel costs and improved quality of life for head and neck cancer patients

We’re pleased to share that Cancer Nursing Practice has featured our evaluation of a pilot head and neck cancer service redesign in Thames Valley Cancer Alliance.

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SCW Spotlight webinar - How we co-developed the strategic vision for BSW Together ICS

We’re pleased to share that we’ve now launched SCW Spotlights, a programme of short and snappy webinar events, putting the spotlight on pressing topics and challenges in health and care today. Our first SCW Spotlight webinar ‘How we co-developed the strategic vision for BSW Together ICS’, provided an update on the new care model for Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire ICS and how it is successfully driving strategy and transformation in their system.

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Creating retention and engagement approaches your workforce value

Elspeth Griffiths, Director of HR, Workforce and OD, NHS SCW, led an interactive workforce session at the recent NHS ConfedExpo. She shared how to use insights and data to create plans that deal with the multiple strands/themes that can inform and retain your workforce.

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Optimising workforce planning beyond the spreadsheet - how to do it differently

At this year’s NHS ConfedExpo, our workforce team led an insightful session ‘Optimising workforce planning beyond the spreadsheet - how to do it differently’. They shared how you move beyond ‘traditional’ approaches to workforce planning and put people at the centre of your workforce planning, strategy and delivery. Plus, discussed solutions and approaches that, create a happy, motivated and sustainable workforce.

SCW at ConfedExpo 2022

The Power of Prehab: Improving Cancer Patient Outcomes

We led several participative sessions at this year’s NHS ConfedExpo where we shared our learning on some current topics and challenges in the health and care sector. One of which was ‘The Power of Prehab: Improving Cancer Patient Outcomes’, exploring how the Greater Manchester Prehab4Cancer programme supports patients with certain cancers to become more activated and involved in their care leading to positive impacts. 

SCW at ConfedExpo 2022

Structuring recovery programmes for success

One of the eight interactive sessions we led at this year’s NHS ConfedExpo was ‘How what we learned about delivering change at pace and scale during the vaccination programme, in the most challenging and dynamic environment, can help drive sustainable improvement in recovery’. 

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How is OD enabling everyday conversations to transform complex systems?

At the recent NHS ConfedExpo in June 2022, our organisational development team led a thought-provoking discussion on ‘How is OD enabling everyday conversations to transform complex systems?' They 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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Introducing SCW Spotlights

We’re pleased to let you know about a new opportunity to share ideas. SCW Spotlights, is our new programme of short and snappy events, launching in September 2022, where we’ll be spotlighting pressing topics and challenges in health and care today.

SCW at ConfedExpo 2022

A vision for CReST demand and capacity tool

SCW’s mental health team took to the stage at this year’s NHS ConfedExpo (15-16 June 2022, ACC Liverpool), to highlight the work that we've been delivering around the Children and Young People’s Referral Management System Tool (CReST). The event, which attracted more than 6,000 delegates across the two days, was an opportunity for health and care leaders and their teams from across the healthcare system to come together and network, spread learning and encourage innovation.