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Can systems convening approaches help navigate complex landscapes?

As leaders facing today’s complex challenges how do you navigate this ambiguous landscape? We’ve all heard that collectively we can be a greater sum than our original parts, but how do we work to maximise these connections within and across health and care systems.  And can we benefit from having support and space to think creatively about our approach to this?

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Why embracing neurodiversity may support in retaining a gifted workforce

For those of you who read my last blog, your spidey senses (aka those gifted adult traits of perception and linking of abstract concepts) may have been tingling.

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Unlocking data that will change lives

A significant issue facing under-represented communities in the UK right now is the burden of health inequalities. Studies show that people from these communities have significantly poorer health outcomes and experiences in terms of both initial contact with health professionals and follow-up care. 

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Are you embracing gifted people in your organisation?

Did you ever sit in a work meeting with someone whose brain appears to whirl at 100mph, leaping to understandings or creative solutions in an instant, piecing together ideas and concepts out of nowhere? You may just have encountered a gifted adult. Yep, corny as the name sounds, that’s a thing. 

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Automation – to do or not to do?

“We need to automate”, “We are inefficient”, “Automation will save us time and money”. These are just some of the phrases that are used when organisations investigate automation under growing pressure to do so.  People are often surprised, however, when presented with the costs and timescales to design, build and run automations as a scalable supported service at the actual costs of delivering a successful automation. 

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How do we support colleagues through the menopause?

If we are to bring our authentic selves to work, then employers need to ensure there are practical tools and support in place to help those navigating different life stages. 

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Keeping our fingers on the pulse - the importance of accountability in achieving race equality

Almost three years on from the global reawakening about the prevalence and deadly impact of racial discrimination and bias, we have seen the NHS make strides forward. 

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Five information security predictions for health and care in 2023

Ahead of our Cyber Security Spotlight event in February, I was asked to share some thoughts on what I think 2023 might bring to the health and care sector for 2023.

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On World Cancer Day how can we ‘Close the Care Gap’?

February 4th is World Cancer Day. The overall aim of this day is to inspire change, unite, raise awareness, and take action to ‘close the care gap’.