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SCW at ConfedExpo 2022

Discover how Core20Plus Connectors are targeting health inequalities

On the second day of ConfedExpo (15-16 June 2022, Liverpool), SCW hosted a session of talks and Q&A with a panel of speakers involved in Core20Plus Connectors as part of SCW’s ‘Live Lounge’. The Expo event attracted more than 6,000 delegates across the two days and provided an opportunity for health and care leaders and their teams from across the healthcare system to come together and network, spread learning and encourage innovation.

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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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#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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Celebrating nurses for International Nurses Day 2022

Liam Williams, Director of Quality and System Performance and registered nurse, shares insights as to how he uses his nursing experience at SCW as well as his appreciation for frontline staff.

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SCW midwives are passionate about digitising safe personalised care

SCW is celebrating International Day of the Midwife (#IDM2022) by acknowledging the unique and long-lasting work that midwives do. In our experience, working with highly skilled midwives is inspiring, innovative and impactful.  Here, we outline the recent work our own midwives, Melissa and Sophie, are delivering to demonstrate how they are using their midwifery skills and experience to digitalise, connect and transform maternity services to champion safe and effective care.

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What challenges remain for the national childhood immunisation programme?

Our primary care colleagues have continued to ensure key childhood vaccinations are prioritised during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although many areas maintained high uptake rates for childhood vaccinations, there remain several ongoing challenges in delivering the childhood immunisation programme.

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Are too many people with a learning disability dying earlier than they should be?

Could the issue of too many people with a learning disability dying earlier than they should, have been prevented with better or alternative treatment? The learning from deaths of people with a learning disability (LeDeR) programme reviews the reasons for deaths of people with a learning disability either physical or mental health. It looks at why people are dying and what can be done to change services locally and nationally to improve health outcomes for people with a learning disability and reduce health inequalities.