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UK Disability History Month 2021: A time for building understanding

Thank you. As we approach the end of the UK Disability History Month (18 November – 18 December 2021), Kate Toomey, Chair SCW Disability Network, thanks the networks’ members for their powerful contributions in celebration of this milestone.


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NHS Providers panellists share how ‘every picture tells a story’

‘How to get buy-in for your difficult decisions: every picture tells a story’ was the title of our panel session delivered as part of the Together - delivering with partners’ programme hosted by NHS Providers on 9 December 2021.


Leading and managing a resilient workforce – watch the video

Elspeth Griffiths, our Director of HR, Workforce and OD joined a panel of experts for the NHS Providers Consultancy panel webinar to discuss leading and managing a resilient workforce. The discussion centred around how NHS Trusts can deliver a sustainable workforce. 

In the video, Elspeth explores how true resilience will require truly new thinking and shares examples of some of the initiatives SCW have led that demonstrate this approach.

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SCW wins contract to protect children's health

Child Health Information Services will bring benefits to children in Bath & North East Somerset, Gloucestershire, Swindon & Wiltshire. We will take responsibility for the Wiltshire Child Health Information Service (CHIS) from April 2022 along with retaining CHIS for Bath & North East Somerset, Gloucestershire and Swindon after winning the tender for a four-year contract. 


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Institute of Health Visiting Leadership Conference 2021 - Every child counts

‘Every child counts - how we can work together to improve immunisation uptake rates’ was the topic of our well-attended session presented at this year’s Institute of Health Visiting Leadership Conference held on 1 December 2021. Lorraine Meadows, our Head of Service and Clinical Lead - Improving Immunisation Uptake Team shared her insight into their work.

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SCW is highly commended for HCSA Cross Functional Collaboration Award 2021

We’re thrilled to be awarded highly commended for the ‘HCSA Cross-Functional Collaboration Award’ at this year’s Healthcare Supply Association Awards. 


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Together - delivering with our NHS Providers partners

‘Together - delivering with partners’ is the programme of lunchtime webinars being hosted by NHS Providers over the next few weeks. We are pleased to be taking part with our panel session ‘How to get buy-in for your difficult decisions: every picture tells a story’  live on 9 December 2021 at 12.00-12.45.

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How does the IIUT support our Health Visiting colleagues?

Our Improving Immunisations Uptake Team has developed a 'Top tips for Health Visitors' guide to encourage open conversations with families about immunisations, including those families who may have concerns. 

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Discover how our internal NHS consultancy helps Providers

We have all been affected by the seismic impact of COVID-19 over the last 18 months. This is a time of unprecedented challenge across the health and care sector and particularly for NHS Providers.