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Taking AI and machine learning to the next level

Harnessing the potential of technology to transform health and care is a key focus for the NHS. Catherine Dampney, SCW Director of Transformation outlines the important work of the team so far and a powerful new tool they have developed - the Dynamic Pathways Tool.

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Transforming mental health services and improving wellbeing

Today marks day one of Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health issues and to inspire action to promote good mental health for all.

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75th anniversary of the original NHS concept white paper

This week marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of the first white paper on the establishment of the NHS.

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Solving the Primary Care Networks Conundrum

There is a lot of uncertainty about how Primary Care Networks will be established. We have had numerous questions from the clients we support about all aspects of forming a Primary Care Network.

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SCW and the University of Bristol combine to help frail older people stay out of hospital

SCW's James Rooney joined a University of Bristol research team to test the use of the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments (CGA) in the assessment of frail elderly patients in Primary Care.

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Primary Care and the NHS Long Term Plan

Alison Westmacott, SCW's Director of Primary Care looks at the challenges for Primary Care Networks, detailed in the NHS Long Term Plan

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Transforming child health information services

Sue Trinder, Director of CHIS shares the latest developments from the Digital Child Health Transformation Programme.

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Data sharing: improving efficiency, quality and safety in the NHS

There has been much debate about how the NHS can sustain another 70 years. Often highlighted are the exciting opportunities offered by technology, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.


Reshaping the commissioning model to meet emerging needs

We believe that aligning incentives within care systems is an essential element of successful change. SCW supports customers in negotiating and managing more than £6bn of NHS contracts across acute, community, mental health and independent sector providers.