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SCW win at UK GO National Excellence in Procurement awards

SCW win again at the GO National Public Procurement Awards 2021/2022 in sixth consecutive year as finalist. 

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#ChatterMatters when transforming complex systems

As we begin to grapple with the emerging concept of Integrated Care Systems and the complex nature of both the structures and the relationships, dialogic OD provides a unique lens through which to develop new understanding and fresh ideas, collaborating across wide groups of colleagues to better harness their individual experiences and solutions.

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Growing Health Together - collaborating for better health and wellbeing in East Surrey

In May, we held a live webinar panel session exploring the vibrant collaborative programme in East Surrey where PCNs are working alongside community and voluntary organisations to improve health outcomes, equity, and sustainability for their local populations.

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Joining the dots across health and care at NHS ConfedExpo 22

This year’s NHS ConfedExpo conference and exhibition was held on 15-16 June 2022 at the ACC in Liverpool with delegates attending in person for the first time in three years. Colleagues across the health and care sector gathered to discuss current topics and challenges and catch up with friends and teammates both old and new.

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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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Celebrating nurses for International Nurses Day 2022

Liam Williams, Director of Quality and System Performance and registered nurse, shares insights as to how he uses his nursing experience at SCW as well as his appreciation for frontline staff.

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SCW midwives are passionate about digitising safe personalised care

SCW is celebrating International Day of the Midwife (#IDM2022) by acknowledging the unique and long-lasting work that midwives do. In our experience, working with highly skilled midwives is inspiring, innovative and impactful.  Here, we outline the recent work our own midwives, Melissa and Sophie, are delivering to demonstrate how they are using their midwifery skills and experience to digitalise, connect and transform maternity services to champion safe and effective care.

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What challenges remain for the national childhood immunisation programme?

Our primary care colleagues have continued to ensure key childhood vaccinations are prioritised during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although many areas maintained high uptake rates for childhood vaccinations, there remain several ongoing challenges in delivering the childhood immunisation programme.

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Are too many people with a learning disability dying earlier than they should be?

Could the issue of too many people with a learning disability dying earlier than they should, have been prevented with better or alternative treatment? The learning from deaths of people with a learning disability (LeDeR) programme reviews the reasons for deaths of people with a learning disability either physical or mental health. It looks at why people are dying and what can be done to change services locally and nationally to improve health outcomes for people with a learning disability and reduce health inequalities.