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‘The biggest opportunities are at the margins of our communities’

This striking comment from Dr Bola Owolabi, Director for Health Inequalities Improvement at NHS England, represents an increasing emphasis that health improvement for populations can and should largely be achieved through tackling health inequalities and a focus on the most disadvantaged groups. 

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Why Fika? - Thought-provoking conversations with game-changing leaders

Using the 'Fika' concept, our podcast series seeks to engage with people carrying out interesting and innovative work within the health and care ecosystem, through a relaxed informal chat. This week John is joined by Ram Rajaraman, founder and CEO of Chai Analytics.

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COVID-19 Outstanding Response procurement awards win

For the sixth year running, our procurement team were excited to have been shortlisted for the UK National GO Awards 2021. We're extremely proud to have received the Highly Commended award for the COVID-19 Outstanding Response - NHS and Healthcare organisations category. This year the team was selected together with our partners, System C & Graphnet Care Alliance and Synertec. 

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Creating a new solution to overcome poor experiences of hospital discharge

Behind every delay in the transfer of a patient from a hospital into their future place of care, there is a person, in the wrong place to best enable their recovery. SCW’s Head of Strategic and Service Innovation, Wendy Marshall, explores the challenges of discharging a patient into intermediary or longer-term care and shares her thoughts.

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Importance of diversity in digital leadership from Digital Health Unplugged

Listen to the Digital Health Unplugged podcast episode 'Diversity in digital leadership.' This episode interviews members of the Shuri Network, including Junior Technical Analyst, Nicole Wong, from NHS South, Central and West.

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What does disability mean to me?

Kate Toomey, Chair of the SCW Disability Network shares her experience living with a disability and how SCW is working to increase awareness and support to colleagues who may need it. 

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Finalists in the NHS Communicate Award for diversity and inclusion

Frimley Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) and South Central and West (SCW) are celebrating being finalists in the brand new NHS Communicate Awards. The 'Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Communication' award recognises a partnership that is demonstrably championing diversity, inclusivity, and equality. 

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SCW scoops shared success at HSJ Value Awards

Oxfordshire CCG (OCCG), Oxford University Hospitals FT (OUH), Oxford Health FT, and SCW are celebrating our shared success in the Diabetes Care Initiative of the Year category at the HSJ Value Awards. The award was in recognition of the development of the diabetes dashboard, an initiative that uses data to improve the care of people with diabetes across Oxfordshire.

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SCW instrumental in the new blood pressure checks for over 40s initiative

From October 2021 everyone over the age of 40 will be able to get a free blood pressure check at their local pharmacy. This comes as the result of a successful pilot programme to test case-finding for hypertension in community pharmacies.