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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. Looking across the systems we support a number of key trends are evident:

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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

Ahead of SCW's lunchtime panel session on Wednesday 16 June at this year's virtual NHS Confed conference, Andrew Fenton reflects on a re-energised NHS focus on health inequalities, a place-based approach, and the vital role of ICS partnerships.

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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.