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The Use of Roles to improve healthcare communication Current communication practices in healthcare organisations like NHS Trusts tend to rely on identifying individuals best placed to help provide advice or support. As staff shortages lead to more fluidity in the workforce and models evolve to support more care in different settings, the burden placed on …

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England’s health and social care services face “the greatest workforce crisis in their history”;  recruitment, training and retention issues have been exacerbated by the pandemic. New research by the Nuffield Trust shows the NHS in England is short of 12,000 hospital doctors and more than 50,000 nurses and midwives, as revealed in a new report …

There has long been controversy about using instant messaging in the NHS and introducing the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  In response to privacy and security concerns, NHS England, NHS Digital, Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care published joint guidance on instant messaging in November last year. This sets out that staff …

‘From people to systems: Leadership for a sustainable future.’ The EHMA 2022 Abstract Book, published by the European Health Management Association (EHMA), is a collection of research papers. This year’s central theme was From people to systems: Leadership for a sustainable future. Users of Alertive Dr Tylan Lucas, Dr Oliver Holman, Dr Jennifer Jebamani, Ms Joanna …

  There are now under two weeks to apply for funding through the Digital Health Partnership Award. The deadline is 24 June at 5 pm – details here. The Digital Health Partnership Award is focused on leveraging the value partnership working can bring in delivering and accelerating digital health technology projects within the NHS. We …

We build mobile and desktop applications that connect networks of people within the NHS. On the face of it this can sound like marginal innovation. But then many new services can appear that way. Uber is just a taxi service you call from a mobile app, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and eBay are real world services …

The deadline for phasing out Pagers has passed and several Trusts are accelerating their efforts to deploy new and more efficient digital solutions. We spoke to doctors, nurses and IT professionals about their experiences in giving up the pager – to see if there was anything we could learn. Why Change now? Dr Tylan, Doctor …

At the start of Jan 2022, we put together a New Year wish list based on feedback from doctors and nurses across the NHS, highlighting some of the things they hope get better at work.

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 …

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 …