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Finalist for HSJ Partnership Awards, Primary Care Project of the Year

We are delighted to have been shortlisted in the HSJ Partnership Awards 2023. Edenbridge Healthcare with SCW and Gillingham South Primary Care Network was shortlisted in the Primary Care Project of the Year award category. This award recognises projects and partnerships improving capacity, service access and ultimately patient outcomes within a specific neighbourhood or system.

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Modelling with Children & Young People's Referral Management System Tool

The Children & Young People's Referral Management System Tool (CReST) is a demand and capacity tool. We developed the current version in partnership with NHSE, which supports Children and Young People's Mental Health (CYPMH) pathways.

SCW at the Grancius GovCommunity Live Conference 2022

Demonstrating how we join the conversations across health and care

Our Senior Communications and Engagement managers, Sara Price and Julia Stackhouse, were invited to speak at the Granicus GovCommunity Live Conference 2022 held on 15 November 2022. During our talk, we showcased how we listen to, reach and inform our communities using the Granicus communications platform to reach our target audiences.  

SCW at NHS Providers Conference and Exhibition 2022

Joining the dots across health and care for NHS Providers

We were pleased to be able to join the dots across health and care at the NHS Providers Annual Exhibition held on 15-16 November 2022. This year’s theme was ‘resilience’, with a focus on resilient services, resilient communities and resilience for the future.

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Spotlight webinar: How is OD enabling everyday conversations to transform complex systems?

As part of SCW Spotlights, a programme of short and snappy webinar events, we put the spotlight on organisational development and asked ‘How is OD enabling everyday conversations to transform complex systems?' Our team explored how if your organisation isn’t considered to be a thing but a story inside people’s heads, how can you disrupt these stories to enable people to lead change themselves using a technique called dialogic OD. 

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Join a new network focusing on medicines optimisation within health and justice

The Medicines Optimisation team at South, Central and West (SCW) has launched a Health and Justice Medicines Optimisation Network. Located on the FutureNHS platform, the regional peer support network is a shared platform for healthcare professionals working within the Health and Justice (H&J) setting in the South East region. 

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Child Health Information Services bringing benefits to children across South West

NHS South, Central and West (SCW) will take responsibility for the Devon, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly (DCIOS), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) and Somerset Child Health Information Service (CHIS) from April 2023 after winning the tender for a five-year contract from NHS England South West. As the incumbents of BaNES, Gloucestershire, Swindon, and Wiltshire this means there will be a single standardised service of CHIS across almost the entire South West.

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The Integrated Care Systems (ICS) Roadshow

We’re taking part in a series of regional roadshows hosted by Public Policy Projects and the Integrated Care Journal. Each event will bring together health and care system leaders along with key stakeholders to debate the challenges and opportunities that integrated care creates for their localities.

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Reduced travel costs and improved quality of life for head and neck cancer patients

We’re pleased to share that Cancer Nursing Practice has featured our evaluation of a pilot head and neck cancer service redesign in Thames Valley Cancer Alliance.