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Working collaboratively to improve local CYP mental health services

At this year’s NHS ConfedExpo, we hosted several interactive sessions and shared our learning on some pressing challenges in health and care today. One of the sessions included ‘Working collaboratively to improve local CYP mental health services’, collaborating to understand your challenges, develop tailor-made solutions and deliver efficiencies that improve mental health services. 

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

We led several interactive sessions at this year’s NHS ConfedExpo where we shared our learning on some pressing topics and challenges in health and care today. One of which was ‘How we developed the strategic vision for our ICS’, sharing Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire ICS’ journey to develop a system-level strategic vision for health and care.

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Discover how Core20Plus Connectors are targeting health inequalities

On the second day of ConfedExpo (15-16 June 2022, Liverpool), SCW hosted a session of talks and Q&A with a panel of speakers involved in Core20Plus Connectors as part of SCW’s ‘Live Lounge’. The Expo event attracted more than 6,000 delegates across the two days and provided 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.

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Help us to improve strategic modelling tools

We are committed to evolving and improving the strategic modelling tools and functions for our customers, ensuring effective planning and delivery of healthcare services and enabling improvements in waiting times and managing backlogs. We're updating the Children and Young People's Mental Health Referral System Management Tool (also known as CReST) and are looking for participants to take part in user testing of the new features. 

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Finalist in the Appian Excellence in Low-Code Awards 2022

We were delighted to be given an honourable mention as a finalist in the Appian Excellence in Low-Code Awards 2022, at the Appian World event, which was announced on 21 June 2022.

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Estates and Facilities - the silent service and heartbeat of the NHS

Today, 15 June 2022, marks the National Healthcare Estates and Facilities Day to recognise and celebrate the tremendous efforts of all estates and facilities staff and their role in the critical provision of essential services. 

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How do we unlock workforce potential through holistic people-centred planning?

As part of developing inclusive cultures and compassionate leadership, we talk a lot about giving people permission to be their whole selves at work, about recognising the holistic person and fostering an environment where people can be their authentic self within the workplace. At some point between that person-centred conversation and the planning of our workforce we lose that connection.

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Creating the conditions for change - what the Fuller report says

Dr Fuller reminds us that our biggest challenge is creating the conditions by which local change can happen and singles out PCN leadership and representation at every level within the system as being crucial to the success of integrated primary care.  

Harnessing Primary Care’s voice within ICSs to enable sustainable change

General practice, primary care networks (PCNs) and Local Medical Committees (LMCs) all want to ensure strong, resilient, sustainable general practice with good, high functioning and high performing primary care networks.