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Could your shingles vaccination programme be the catalyst for collaborative working?

In the current climate, avoiding home visits and non-elective admissions to hospital for a vaccine-preventable condition is particularly pertinent. Could a PCN collaborative approach help?

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Does the childhood vaccination programme offer insight for flu planning during COVID-19?

Can lessons learnt from the childhood vaccination programme during the COVID pandemic support flu planning in General Practice?

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Keep calm and carry on vaccinating

The global Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of effective and safe immunisation programmes to control the spread of potentially deadly illnesses, with the race to develop and roll out an effective vaccine gathering pace across the world. 

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NHS 111 First: Let's not allow our learning to go to waste

COVID-19 has forced through many significant changes to health and care that should have happened years ago. One example is the rapid development of NHS 111 First, which is currently being piloted in Hampshire and Cornwall.


Looking at data in a new way speeds up system by default

Why we need a new way of looking at data

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SCW win at UK GO National Excellence in Procurement awards

SCW win at the GO National Public Procurement Awards 2020 in fifth consecutive year as finalist.

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Developing social prescribing to support a community through the pandemic

How we are using social prescribing to support communities during the COVID-19 pandemic response.

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Reflecting on how to link systems within Primary Care Networks

Thinking about the system links into Community Pharmacy, Opticians and Dentists, as these are likely to be key in further developing our PCNs