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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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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 O'Connell is joined by Adrian Jonas, Chief Analyst for the North West Region, NHS England and NHS Improvement.

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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.

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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.