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Help us to improve strategic modelling tools

SCW is committed to evolving and improving the strategic modelling tools and functions for our customers, to ensure they develop effective planning and delivery of healthcare services and make improvements to waiting times/managing backlogs. The Children and Young People's Mental Health Referral System Management Tool (also known as CReST) and developed by SCW, offers a well-established demand and capacity tool which is already recognised nationally as a planning tool for Children and Young People’s Mental Health. 

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Finalist in the Appian Excellence in Low-Code Awards 2022

We were delighted to be given an honourable mention as a finalist in the Appian Excellence in Low-Code Awards 2022, at the Appian World event, which was announced on 21 June 2022.

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Estates and Facilities - the silent service and heartbeat of the NHS

Today, 15 June 2022, marks the National Healthcare Estates and Facilities Day to recognise and celebrate the tremendous efforts of all estates and facilities staff and their role in the critical provision of essential services. 

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How do we unlock workforce potential through holistic people-centred planning?

As part of developing inclusive cultures and compassionate leadership, we talk a lot about giving people permission to be their whole selves at work, about recognising the holistic person and fostering an environment where people can be their authentic self within the workplace. At some point between that person-centred conversation and the planning of our workforce we lose that connection.

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Creating the conditions for change - what the Fuller report says

Dr Fuller reminds us that our biggest challenge is creating the conditions by which local change can happen and singles out PCN leadership and representation at every level within the system as being crucial to the success of integrated primary care.  

Harnessing Primary Care’s voice within ICSs to enable sustainable change

General practice, primary care networks (PCNs) and Local Medical Committees (LMCs) all want to ensure strong, resilient, sustainable general practice with good, high functioning and high performing primary care networks. 

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SCW win at UK GO National Excellence in Procurement awards

SCW win again at the GO National Public Procurement Awards 2021/2022 in sixth consecutive year as finalist. 

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#ChatterMatters when transforming complex systems

As we begin to grapple with the emerging concept of Integrated Care Systems and the complex nature of both the structures and the relationships, Dialogic OD provides a unique lens through which to develop new understanding and fresh ideas, collaborating across wide groups of colleagues to better harness their individual experiences and solutions.

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Growing Health Together - collaborating for better health and wellbeing in East Surrey

In May, we held a live webinar panel session exploring the vibrant collaborative programme in East Surrey where PCNs are working alongside community and voluntary organisations to improve health outcomes, equity, and sustainability for their local populations.