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'Select a story' feature shares topical examples at NHS ConfedExpo 2023

At this year’s NHS ConfedExpo 2023, we’re pleased to offer delegates the opportunity to ‘Select a story’ to watch at our stand B4.  Using iPads and headphones you’ll be able to choose from our ten short two-minute videos to hear about some of the ways we’ve been working together with people to address their pressing challenges and deliver positive outcomes.

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Change is much more than a project

Delivering Running Cost Allowance reductions is going to mean one thing…a commitment to change.

And for everyone across the Health and Care sector, being great at change is going to be more important than ever.

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The Butterfly Effect: How working together benefits the reduction in high-cost agency spend

The formation of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) has seen health and social care organisations and their partners coming together to view the delivery of care at a system level.

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Spotlight on ‘Enhancing staff engagement and why it matters’

As part of SCW Spotlights, a programme of short and snappy webinar events, our organisational development team held an interactive session with external colleagues to explore approaches for understanding and enhancing staff engagement. We shared how the NHS Staff Survey results feed into staff engagement approaches, how to find meaning in engagement data, and why staff engagement matters in the first place. 

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Commitment and consistency in early intervention services are needed to improve mental health

Nearly one in five children and young people in the UK are affected by anxiety disorders. In recent discussions with professionals, families and children, SCW Junior Consultant, Lydia Williams and I discussed the merits and issues of early interventions in children's mental health. 

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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 Matt Hennessey, Chief Intelligence and Analytics Officer at NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care.

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Raising awareness of bladder cancer

May is bladder cancer awareness month and I felt compelled to write a short blog for both personal and professional reasons. Whilst not the most prevalent cancer in the UK, bladder cancer has around 10,300 new cases diagnosed per year, which equates to 28 per day.

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Breaking bread - What makes a good consultation?

This year’s Coeliac Awareness Week, running from 9-15 May, reminded me of a consultation that happened early in my career.

It was a contentious local consultation that gained national attention but brought about a solution through truly listening to and engaging with key stakeholders - meeting local people’s needs, as well as that of the public purse.

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International Day of the Midwife 2023

‘Together again: from evidence to reality’ is this year’s theme for International Day of the Midwife. This time of celebration honours the efforts of midwives and their associations to action critical evidence and highlights the importance of collaboration and using evidence-based practices to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes.