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SCW and the University of Bristol combine to help frail older people stay out of hospital

SCW's James Rooney joined a University of Bristol research team to test the use of the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments (CGA) in the assessment of frail elderly patients in Primary Care.

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Primary Care and the NHS Long Term Plan

Alison Westmacott, SCW's Director of Primary Care looks at the challenges for Primary Care Networks, detailed in the NHS Long Term Plan

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Transforming child health information services

Sue Trinder, Director of CHIS shares the latest developments from the Digital Child Health Transformation Programme.

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Data sharing: improving efficiency, quality and safety in the NHS

There has been much debate about how the NHS can sustain another 70 years. Often highlighted are the exciting opportunities offered by technology, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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Reshaping the commissioning model to meet emerging needs

We believe that aligning incentives within care systems is an essential element of successful change. SCW supports customers in negotiating and managing more than £6bn of NHS contracts across acute, community, mental health and independent sector providers.

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Deeds not words

The digital revolution continues, but are we making better decisions with the information we know now and how confident are we to act on what we know? Catherine Dampney, Director of BI Innovation & Transformation, shares her insight.

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Shared care records - a three minute overview

Overcoming system challenges and offering solutions to improve patient-centred care.

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What can we learn from other countries about integrating strategic commissioning?

Strategic commissioning involves more than deciding whether to deliver services in-house, in-partnership or externally; it focuses on managing and using markets to secure desired outcomes.