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Finalists for three NHS Improvement Awards 2022

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for not one but three categories in the inaugural NHS Improvement Awards. The awards are being run in conjunction with the NHS Big Conversation for Improvement 11-12 May 2022.

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Finalists for two National GO Public Procurement Awards 2022

SCW's procurement team are delighted to have been shortlisted for this year's UK National Government Opportunities (GO) Awards. The team's work has been shortlisted in two areas; for their work in the provision of Sexual Assault Referral Centres across the southwest of England, and also for the provision of Integrated Healthcare Services to Kent and Medway prisons.

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How is teledermatology using digital technology to transform care pathways?

Earlier this month we held a live webinar panel session sponsored by Kings Fund exploring the latest on telemedicine and how it’s being used to redesign pathways. A staggering 1,448 people registered to watch, so if you missed it, this event will now be available on-demand.

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Review of constipation in people with a learning disability and autistic people

Our new report provides a summary of findings and recommendations from an evidence and qualitative review conducted to understand constipation and its management in people with a learning disability and autistic people. 

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Preparing for the health and care changes ahead

Writing for Public Sector Focus' December magazine edition, Janet Horton, our Executive Director of Customer Development, explores how we need to be preparing for the health and care changes ahead.

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NHS Providers panellists share how ‘every picture tells a story’

‘How to get buy-in for your difficult decisions: every picture tells a story’ was the title of our panel session delivered as part of the Together - delivering with partners’ programme hosted by NHS Providers on 9 December 2021.

Leading and managing a resilient workforce – watch the video

Elspeth Griffiths, our Director of HR, Workforce and OD joined a panel of experts for the NHS Providers Consultancy panel webinar to discuss leading and managing a resilient workforce. The discussion centred around how NHS Trusts can deliver a sustainable workforce. 

In the video, Elspeth explores how true resilience will require truly new thinking and shares examples of some of the initiatives SCW have led that demonstrate this approach.

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SCW wins contract to protect children's health

Child Health Information Services will bring benefits to children in Bath & North East Somerset, Gloucestershire, Swindon & Wiltshire. We will take responsibility for the Wiltshire Child Health Information Service (CHIS) from April 2022 along with retaining CHIS for Bath & North East Somerset, Gloucestershire and Swindon after winning the tender for a four-year contract. 

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Institute of Health Visiting Leadership Conference 2021 - Every child counts

‘Every child counts - how we can work together to improve immunisation uptake rates’ was the topic of our well-attended session presented at this year’s Institute of Health Visiting Leadership Conference held on 1 December 2021. Lorraine Meadows, our Head of Service and Clinical Lead - Improving Immunisation Uptake Team shared her insight into their work.