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How is teledermatology using digital technology to transform care pathways?

Earlier this month we held a live webinar panel session sponsored by Kings Fund exploring the latest on telemedicine and how it’s being used to redesign pathways. A staggering 1,448 people registered to watch, so if you missed it, this event will now be available on-demand.

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Review of constipation in people with a learning disability and autistic people

Our new report provides a summary of findings and recommendations from an evidence and qualitative review conducted to understand constipation and its management in people with a learning disability and autistic people. 

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Time to talk about mental health in the workplace

Elspeth Griffiths, Director of HR, Workforce and OD, shares her reflections on a recent physical injury and her surprise at how this impacted her mental health. She discusses how talking openly about a variety of topics including mental health in the workplace is an important aspect of SCW’s wellbeing and culture of belonging.

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Lived experience central to shaping the Core20Plus Connectors programme

The Core20Plus Connectors programme has recently passed an important milestone, with the selection of the first 11 areas to receive funding and progress their local initiatives. We share the rapid process to design and launch the programme, with the vital contribution of people with lived experience of health inequalities and those who have been in similar ‘connector’ type roles. 

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It's okay to not be okay

James Jackson, our EDI and Wellbeing Programme Manager, shares his lived experience of dealing with mental health and mental illness. He discusses his coping mechanisms and insights into how role modelling can help create a ‘safe space’ to talk openly about mental health.

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On World Cancer Day how can we ‘Close the Care Gap’?

A diagnosis of cancer is devastating and can affect our personal, social and working lives along with all those who are close to us.  We need to ensure that people with a cancer diagnosis have access to high-quality health and cancer services, no matter where they are born, grow, age, work or live. 

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Reflections on SCW's support for cultural diversity

Jade Smith, Programme Manager in our Strategy and Transformation team, explores her Asian Indian heritage and how the SCW Black and Minority Ethnic staff network helps to support her work and career. She shares insights as to how the strengths of members from diverse backgrounds contribute to supporting the customers that we work with.

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Our role in vaccinating the nation: Why a focus on wellbeing and a hedgehog can help shape the future

My 6-year-old son recently asked me 'What do you most enjoy about work?', which I thought was quite an insightful question to ask. My answer was, 'I really enjoy being a part of something that helps keep people healthy'.  Clearly, this didn't inspire him to ask any further questions as he went on to tell me about his favourite Christmas present (a lockable money tin)! It did, however, inspire me to reflect on our journey over the last 12 months and what the future holds for the Immunisation Management Service.

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Preparing for the health and care changes ahead

Writing for Public Sector Focus' December magazine edition, Janet Horton, our Executive Director of Customer Development, explores how we need to be preparing for the health and care changes ahead.