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In June 2019, the UK became the first major economy to commit the country to net zero emissions by 2050. According to the Committee on Climate Change, if other countries follow the UK’s lead there could be a 50% chance of avoiding a ‘catastrophic’ temperature rise by the end of the century. In support of …

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Recent events brought on by the pandemic have significantly changed the way we work and communicate, showing us that we need greater flexibility and mobile/remote access to information. Bring-your-own-device is a work practice that has increasingly gained momentum not just around the world, but across the UK, where 45% of organisations are encouraging it, including …

Current technology tools used in hospitals have limitations around how connections are made between clinical staff. These tools work as one-to-one communication requiring manual replication to escalate the information to the right people, and it’s often difficult to know who to turn to for what and how. Clinicians constantly reach out to each other to …

The Unified Tech Fund 2021 (UTF) has been launched by NHSx in order to support digital transformation for health and care systems across the country. They are accepting applications from all NHS organisations including CCGs and ICSs (who will receive funding in 2022).

Pager use is still widespread, we share a summary of our most recent research findings here.

  MARKET NEWS  The NHSX framework for Clinical Communications launched back in July was targeting the finalisation of regional budgets by the end of September to release Trusts to apply for funding to support their plans at that point. This hasn’t quite happened yet with the timeline for this step pushed back to the end …

The adoption of Microsoft Teams within the NHS has been a huge success story since the onset of Covid-19 with a reported 90,000 meetings taking place and half a million messages being sent a day. The need to quickly adapt to a more remote way of working whilst maintaining continuity of communication has been supported …

CommonTime is proudly introducing Alertive; safe, secure and simple communication for the healthcare community.

Within the NHS modernising clinical messaging and replacing dated pager systems is incredibly high on the agenda right now. We at CommonTime recognise the complexity of the healthcare community and have developed an essential mobile app to support you, by connecting people, processes and systems.

Today, CommonTime announced an exciting new partnership with Softcat plc to assist  NHS organisations in their transformational approach to communication and enhance their efficiency in the workplace. Through this multi-beneficial partnership, Softcat will extend its product portfolio by offering CommonTime’s communication product suite of critical and clinical alerts, secure and integrated messaging, on-call role management …

As a result of out-dated communication methods, over 600,000 NHS professionals regularly use WhatsApp and other consumer messaging services to connect within the workplace. Pandemic or no pandemic, messaging tools bring undeniable benefits to the healthcare sector, and with Matt Hancock insisting that doctors must abandon pagers by 2021, the need for compliant and secure …