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Celebrating nurses for International Nurses Day 2021

Liam Williams, Director of Quality and System Performance and registered nurse shares his appreciation for frontline staff and reflects on their support during the pandemic.

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How the pandemic has impacted routine preschool vaccinations

Our CHIS data informatics team has produced a report to compare vaccination uptake and timely delivery before the COVID-19 pandemic and during.

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Top tips to improve childhood vaccination uptake rates

During their work with primary care colleagues across the Thames Valley, SCW’s Improving Immunisation Uptake (IIU) Team have put together five 'Top Tips' for general practice to improve childhood vaccination uptake rates. 

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Challenges and opportunities for the national childhood immunisation programme

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, primary care services have faced unprecedented challenges in delivering both the COVID-19 vaccination rollout and the continued delivery of the national childhood immunisation programme.

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How does your PCN compare?

A group of PCN leaders from around the country joined our first roundtable event for an open and honest discussion about their PCN journeys. Held on 25 March, the online event enabled leaders to share valuable feedback and insight with their peers.

SCW joins panel to support NHS trusts with most pressing issues

NHS Providers has established a new panel of legal and consultancy companies who are experts in their field and specialists in the health sector. The panel will support NHS trust members to address their most pressing and important challenges.  SCW is delighted to have been one of the seven organisations selected to be part of the panel. 

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Is digital a help or hindrance to reducing health inequality?

Does the shift to digital healthcare risk widening the inequalities that have been highlighted during the coronavirus pandemic?  SCW’s MD Michael van Hemert was one of four panelists to assess the situation at a virtual roundtable event. 

SCW’s cancer specialists published in the British Journal of Cancer (BJC)

The BJC has published an article investigating the results of research to consider the diagnostic performance of faecal immunochemical tests (FIT) for patients with low-risk symptoms of colorectal cancer (CRC) in primary care. 

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Find out what 2,447 people wanted to watch

Viewers flocked to watch the SCW and The King's Fund online panel discussion exploring patient and user engagement in the delivery of virtual care. We discussed how some of the new technologies were making a difference in people's lives and shared examples of how people were being helped to access the support they need in the community.