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.
National Inclusion Week runs from 26 September - 2 October 2022, with this year’s theme being ‘Time to Act: The Power of Now’. At SCW, we are prioritising the development of a high-quality service offer to our partners that meets Equality, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) & Wellbeing challenges faced by organisations and their workforces and we'd like your help.
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.
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.
Our ageing population, coupled with the increased demand for a range of services including mental health provision requires an NHS that attracts the best people, from all backgrounds, and that keeps them by providing an environment where they can be safe and thrive at work. The NHS and health and social care system are, however, facing a recruitment crisis.
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.
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’.
Taking positive action towards improving accessibility in the workplace does not wait for a strategy in development. The needs of people are often clear, here today, and need support now. For me, accessibility is a committed mindset that from the outset asks the question of us all and within our everyday interactions in the workplace and society, ‘just how inclusive and accessible are we being in our approach?’