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Health Tech Finalists Revealed- shortlisted entries to feature in exhibition at new Design Museum

18 March 2017|0 Comments

  London, March 2017 – After an exciting process of reviewing entries and a great deal of discussion, deliberation and debate, the shortlist for the third AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards has been [...]

BEAD- Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs

12 March 2017|0 Comments

Adfam and Cruse Bereavement Care have  launched of the new Bereavement through Alcohol and Drugs (BEAD) website, a vital source of information, support and hope for anyone who has lost a loved one through drug [...]

Find out about how the Apprenticeship Levy impacts the NHS

19 February 2017|0 Comments

We would like to invite you to an interactive workshop on apprenticeship reform, specifically the impact of the forthcoming levy options open to you as an employer to take advantage of and to unlock the [...]

Happy Valentine’s Day – and its your 2nd birthday #Fabuary

13 February 2017|0 Comments

Doesn’t time fly when you are having fun with fabulous people? It’s hard to believe we launched two years ago today,  and it’s fair to say you have made the last twenty four months absolutely [...]

Latest fab stuff

Collaborative Learning in Practice (CLiP)

30 March 2017|0 Comments

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals have now implemented the CLiP project within 6 areas of the trust. This is to increase placement capacity, enhance placement satisfaction and improve patient experience. This innovative project entails utilising the coaching [...]

Recovery college packs quite a punch!

28 March 2017|0 Comments

At South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust we have 4 established recovery colleges plus a developing recovery college model within our forensic mental health services. It is important that we demonstrate some of the [...]

Leading with Compassion

28 March 2017|0 Comments

With support and sponsorship from Health Education England in the West Midlands, a programme ‘Leading with Compassion’ was launched in 2015 to embed, recognise and research compassionate leadership, initially confined open to organisations in Shropshire [...]

Patient Led Clinical Medicines Reviews

28 March 2017|0 Comments

This novel approach involves people attending a group session on medicines, and then having the option of reviewing their medicines individually in a 3/4-hour session with two health professionals (e.g. a prescriber and a pharmacist). [...]

Carnforth gets active

28 March 2017|0 Comments

More than half of people who attended a free nutrition and exercise programme in Carnforth have reported reductions in their cholesterol, weight and the level of pain they experience on a daily basis. The health [...]

QRInfOPod – Improve patient communication & save thousands in printing costs

27 March 2017|0 Comments

QR Info Pods are a new and innovative way of communicating information to patients through a fast, measurable digital interface and can save practices thousands of pounds each year in printing costs. QR codes are [...]

MDTea Podcasts

27 March 2017|0 Comments

There are increasing numbers of frail older patient cared for by our NHS. In these times of reduced funding we felt a cheap freely available educational resource was needed for the whole team to improve [...]

Can you save an #NHSpound?

26 March 2017|0 Comments

Hi, my name is Guy Titley and I'm a consultant anaesthetist at The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals. I'm heading up the #NHSpound campaign, with the help of our Quality Improvement Team and implore you [...]

London Clinical Senate: reducing tobacco harm in the capital

26 March 2017|0 Comments

In London today, there are an estimated 1,125,000 smokers. Across London’s boroughs smoking causes around 8,175 deaths each year, and costs £2 billion, including direct costs to the NHS in England of £250 million. Helping [...]

NAViGO secures place in The Sunday Times Top 100 Not-For-Profit Organisations to work for 2017

25 March 2017|0 Comments

NAViGO Health & Social Care CIC secures place in The Sunday Times Top 100 Not-For-Profit Organisations to work for 2017 For the second year in succession, Grimsby based Mental Health provider scooped the prestigious Sunday [...]

The Emergency Services Show: It’s All About You

25 March 2017|0 Comments

This year’s Emergency Services Show will feature a host of new learning opportunities including CPD-accredited seminars which are all free-to-attend. Returning to Hall 5 at the NEC from 20th to 21st September 2017, the growing [...]

Finding Patience the Later Years

23 March 2017|1 Comment

By 2051 over 2 million people in the UK will have dementia and almost a third will live in care homes. Person-centred care allows people to live well with dementia and is made possible by [...]

Living Well to the Very End, Patient and Family Centred Care Programme

23 March 2017|0 Comments

Applications open for next cohort of the ‘Living Well to the Very End’, Patient and Family Centred Care Programme “Standing from the outside in you see things you wouldn’t notice from the inside out.” Looking [...]

Improving access to physical exercise- circuit training anyone?

22 March 2017|0 Comments

The Bretton centre is a low secure inpatient service provided by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS foundation Trust. We all know that good physical health can be a key part of overall wellbeing, and with [...]

Hiblio.TV – Health, wellbeing, lifestyle. One channel, great conversations.

22 March 2017|0 Comments

Hiblio is an exciting new WebTV service from the innovators at Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust rooted in delivering positive social change. Hiblio is about making it easier for those who need help [...]

The ‘SPA’ Soothing Patients Anxiety Experience

21 March 2017|0 Comments

A trip to the Theatre is a journey full of anticipation and pleasant surprises. A trip to the operating theatre and the dentist for many is extremely daunting with very different emotions those of fear [...]

New End of Life Care Core Skills Education and Training Framework launched

21 March 2017|0 Comments

Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care have announced a new End of Life Care Core Skills Education and Training Framework, with the aim of providing tailored, high-quality care and support to [...]

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust investment to bring care closer to patients’ homes

20 March 2017|0 Comments

From April 2017, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust will introduce developments to the way care is delivered in the community and will be investing over £1m to expand community services. This will double the number of [...]

Surgical Ambulatory Care becomes reality at UHSM

20 March 2017|0 Comments

University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) for a number of years have been developing their Ambulatory Care (AEC) offer and in January 2016, UHSM looked to expand this with a month long [...]

Supporting patients in primary care rather than the emergency room in Jönköping County Region, Sweden

19 March 2017|0 Comments

We heard that the UK government is seeking to improve the working systems between primary care and Accident and Emergency teams in England to help reduce pressure on services and cut waiting times for patients. [...]

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