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The NHS workforce in a new world – the debate continues…

On 19 May, we invited our health and care colleagues to join Elspeth Griffiths, SCW director of HR, workforce and OD and other panel members, to consider what the future looks like. Here is our round-up and top takeaways from the event.

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SCW shortlisted for Capsticks Award for Innovation

We are incredibly proud to have been nominated for this year's Capsticks Award for Innovation at the HPMA Excellence in People Awards 2021. This nomination acknowledges the work of the National COVID-19 Clinical Assessment Service (CCAS), a service designed to support community clinicians to deliver successful COVID assessments to patients, without face-to-face appointments.

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Innovation, inequalities and inclusivity - catch up on Confed21

This year’s three-day virtual Confed event was packed full of influential speakers and insightful discussion on the key topics facing the health and care sector and the populations we support. Here's our round-up of SCW-hosted events.

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How to get the most from the ARRScheme

For our second PCN roundtable on 2 June, leads from across the country gathered to discuss how they use the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) and the challenges they’ve faced. Here are the key discussions from the session.

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GIS excellence rewarded at EsriUK Customer Success awards

We are very proud to have been awarded the Analytical Insights award at this years' EsriUK Customer Success awards. The award was in recognition for our work using geospatial analysis to help the NHS vaccinate millions of people as quickly as possible.

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Improving flu vaccination uptake: learnings from our COVID-19 experience

The dangers of flu and the risks of hospitalisation and being admitted to intensive care due to severe complications are not well-publicised. Nor are they as clearly understood as they are for COVID-19. 

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Three things all emerging ICSs need to know

Every area of England is now covered by an Integrated Care System, all at varying levels of maturity. The crux of this restructure is focused on bringing together key organisations in the health and care landscape, moving towards collaborative working at both place and system levels. 


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Celebrate life and connect with each other on Cancer Survivors Day

June 6th is Cancer Survivors Day worldwide. The overall aim of this day is to raise awareness of issues and challenges that cancer patients face along with an opportunity to celebrate life and connect with each other.

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ICSs and the drive to improve health and reduce inequalities

Andrew Fenton reflects on a re-energised NHS focus on health inequalities, a place-based approach, and the vital role of ICS partnerships.