Wendy is Head of Strategic and Service Innovation.
- Position: Head of Strategic and Service Innovation
- Team: Strategy and Transformation
- Email: email@example.com
Strategic commissioning involves more than deciding whether to deliver services in-house, in-partnership or externally; it focuses on managing and using markets to secure desired outcomes.
Overcoming system challenges and offering solutions to improve patient-centred care.
The digital revolution continues, but are we making better decisions with the information we know now and how confident are we to act on what we know? Catherine Dampney, Director of BI Innovation & Transformation, shares her insight.
We believe that aligning incentives within care systems is an essential element of successful change. SCW supports customers in negotiating and managing more than £6bn of NHS contracts across acute, community, mental health and independent sector...
There has been much debate about how the NHS can sustain another 70 years. Often highlighted are the exciting opportunities offered by technology, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Alison Westmacott, SCW's Director of Primary Care looks at the challenges for Primary Care Networks, detailed in the NHS Long Term Plan
There is a lot of uncertainty about how Primary Care Networks will be established. We have had numerous questions from the clients we support about all aspects of forming a Primary Care Network.
Today marks day one of Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health issues and to inspire action to promote good mental health for all.
Harnessing the potential of technology to transform health and care is a key focus for the NHS. Catherine Dampney, SCW Director of Transformation outlines the important work of the team so far and a powerful new tool they have developed - the...
Working with Aster Housing Association to set up a new partnership supporting communities across our geography
Meeting the challenges of General Practice means providing coordinated and integrated care to populations through communities of care that encourage people to lead happier and healthier lives.
As a developing Primary Care Network do you have a clear vision for what you expect to achieve, along with a clear plan?
How do you put your Network relationships to the test and make sure you can come together and work collaboratively?
Connecting Care programme case study features in latest Digital Health Age e-magazine
SCW's Aasha Cowey shares her journey of turning frustration and confusion into culture change and optimism for health informatics career pathways.
SCW's Head of Digital Intelligence Zoe Pink, shares her journey of transformation towards digital analytics.
Andy describes the ups and downs of creating a digital transformation infrastructure in the NHS over 30 years in a podcast with Linda Prosser
We are living in unprecedented times. The pace of change being forced upon us is both astounding and bewildering, with massive changes happening literally within hours.
Finding a new normal since COVID19 - Thoughts of an NHS Manager
The new world of COVID-19 is affecting all of us. None more so than across our NHS family. We're proud to be able to support our frontline colleagues to fight the pandemic.
Listen to Michael Knight, SCWs Associate Director – Technology Management and Architecture talking about the work the IT team have been doing to support NHS colleagues during the COVID-19 crisis.
Working on plans with ambitious Primary Care Networks our sense is the benefits outweigh the downsides.
Don't underestimate the role of great management and the importance it plays in enabling the PCN to deliver its vision.
Do GP federations have a role in the NHS? And what is the impact on general practice?
Thinking about the system links into Community Pharmacy, Opticians and Dentists, as these are likely to be key in further developing our PCNs
COVID-19 has forced through many significant changes to health and care that should have happened years ago. One example is the rapid development of NHS 111 First, which is currently being piloted in Hampshire and Cornwall.
The global Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of effective and safe immunisation programmes to control the spread of potentially deadly illnesses, with the race to develop and roll out an effective vaccine gathering pace across the...
Can lessons learnt from the childhood vaccination programme during the COVID pandemic support flu planning in General Practice?
In the current climate, avoiding home visits and non-elective admissions to hospital for a vaccine-preventable condition is particularly pertinent. Could a PCN collaborative approach help?
Watch the recording from Tuesday 15 Sept Discussing Digital Changes Lunchtime webinar
Watch the recording from Wednesday 16 September Discussing Digital Changes Lunchtime webinar
As part of our Discussing Digital Changes Lunchtime webinar series in September 2020, our panel discussion took a look at equality and diversity in the digital workforce.
Watch the recording from Friday 18 September Discussing Digital Changes Lunchtime webinar
Whatever the stage of your Primary Care Network (PCN) development you will be grappling with a number of core challenges involved in establishing, managing and developing your PCN.
What could General Practice be doing to plan for the delivery of Extended Access? If you're a Primary Care Network or GP federation looking ahead to April 2021 and thinking about the ongoing delivery of Extended Access, you're not alone.
Commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement, we're supporting the 20/21 enhanced winter flu programme by optimising uptake of the vaccination among the most eligible groups of people so they protect themselves, their families, their communities as well as...
Three million people have now missed cancer screenings due to COVID-19 since March 2020, according to Cancer Research UK. And 6,400 patients referred to cancer services have waited more than three months for a response.
You want a successful Primary Care Network (PCN) that supports the member practices to deliver efficient services for your patients. You also want to keep the practices sustainable and resilient.
Creating a legal entity Limited Company to manage the functions of the PCN? So, what's in it for you?
Does the shift to digital healthcare risk widening the inequalities that have been highlighted during the coronavirus pandemic? SCW’s MD Michael van Hemert was one of four panelists to assess the situation at a virtual roundtable event.
A group of PCN leaders from around the country joined our first roundtable event for an open and honest discussion about their PCN journeys. Held on 25 March, the online event enabled leaders to share valuable feedback and insight with their peers.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, primary care services have faced unprecedented challenges in delivering both the COVID-19 vaccination rollout and the continued delivery of the national childhood immunisation programme.
During their work with primary care colleagues across the Thames Valley, SCW’s Improving Immunisation Uptake (IIU) Team have put together five 'Top Tips' for general practice to improve childhood vaccination uptake rates.
Liam Williams, Director of Quality and System Performance and registered nurse shares his appreciation for frontline staff and reflects on their support during the pandemic.
Andrew Fenton reflects on a re-energised NHS focus on health inequalities, a place-based approach, and the vital role of ICS partnerships.
June 6th is Cancer Survivors Day worldwide. The overall aim of this day is to raise awareness of issues and challenges that cancer patients face along with an opportunity to celebrate life and connect with each other.
Every area of England is now covered by an Integrated Care System, all at varying levels of maturity. The crux of this restructure is focused on bringing together key organisations in the health and care landscape, moving towards collaborative...
The dangers of flu and the risks of hospitalisation and being admitted to intensive care due to severe complications are not well-publicised. Nor are they as clearly understood as they are for COVID-19.
For our second PCN roundtable on 2 June, leads from across the country gathered to discuss how they use the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) and the challenges they’ve faced. Here are the key discussions from the session.
Kate Knight, Programme Director in Strategy and Transformation, shares her thoughts on being a volunteer for Samaritans.
The COVID-19 pandemic saw many changes to people’s lifestyles. Some were able to increase their physical activity levels. For many, however, a decrease was the reality. The Moving Healthcare Professionals Programme seeks to build confidence and...
Listen to the Digital Health Unplugged podcast episode 'Diversity in digital leadership.' This episode interviews members of the Shuri Network, including Junior Technical Analyst, Nicole Wong, from NHS South, Central and West.
Kate Toomey, Chair of the SCW Disability Network shares her experience living with a disability and how SCW is working to increase awareness and support to colleagues who may need it.
Behind every delay in the transfer of a patient from a hospital into their future place of care, there is a person, in the wrong place to best enable their recovery. SCW’s Head of Strategic and Service Innovation, Wendy Marshall, explores the...
This striking comment from Dr Bola Owolabi, Director for Health Inequalities Improvement at NHS England, represents an increasing emphasis that health improvement for populations can and should largely be achieved through tackling health...
James Jackson, Workforce EDI programme manager, shares his thoughts on inclusion, specifically belonging and intersectionality.
David Ibbotson, Operations Director for the NHS Immunisation Management Service, reflects on the success of the national vaccination programme as we commence the start of the winter vaccination campaign (COVID-19 boosters and flu). He sums up the...
For this year’s Black History Month, Gus Mbudaya spoke to BME ally Luke Whewall. They talked about his heritage and growing up in Zimbabwe, his move to the UK at the turn of the century, and the path that led him to SCW, an organisation that he...
Lung cancer is one of several cancers whose symptoms are the focus of the next phase of the ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign. Launched by NHS England & Improvement working with Public Health England, this phase of the campaign went live in August 2021.
The pandemic shone a light on the health and care workforce and the difficulties being faced in recruiting and retaining staff. These gaps will have a direct impact on patient care and population health. This is despite all the goodwill in the...
Our Director of Quality and System Performance and registered nurse, Liam Williams, shares his thoughts on getting vaccinated against COVID-19 and the personal and community benefits.
Our Improving Immunisations Uptake Team has developed a 'Top tips for Health Visitors' guide to encourage open conversations with families about immunisations, including those families who may have concerns.
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 is joined by Paul Pierotti, Partner for Data and...