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GPSJ Interview with Natasha Phillips

The former NHS CNIO for England has joined the Highland Marketing advisory board. Here, she talks to GPSJ about her passion for transformation, the role of technology, and her mission to put nurses at the heart of debate about both.

Natasha Phillips is on a mission. “I want to bring the nursing view to

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Stabilising the NHS – it’s going to take a lot more than AI  

A general election is coming, and Labour is likely to win. At its January meeting, the Highland Marketing advisory board discussed what should be on shadow health and social care secretary Wes Streeting’s agenda for health, care and technology.   

A general election must be held before the end of January next year, and most

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New study reveals just 12% of jobs cite health and wellbeing benefits on online listings, despite UK sick leave epidemic

Finance sector and Northern Ireland lead the wellbeing reward league

A new study auditing more than 5,500 jobs posted online in July 2023 has revealed that despite UK workers taking more sick days than ever before, employment packages fall short when it comes to incentives that support good health and wellbeing at work.

Undertaken by

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NHS75: The future is here, it just needs to be evenly distributed

Mark Venables

Mark Venables, chief executive of Highland Marketing, argues the NHS’ struggles to adopt EPRs has disguised success in other areas, and now’s the time to level up innovation.

The NHS has arrived at its 75th anniversary facing bigger challenges than it has faced since its inception. It’s true that founder

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MAJOR AGREEMENT TO DELIVER NEW CANCER VACCINE TRIALS

Government signs agreement with BioNTech SE to provide up to 10,000 patients with precision cancer immunotherapies by 2030 NHS England’s new Cancer Vaccine Launch Pad aims to improve access to personalised treatments and clinical trials BioNTech SE to set up laboratories and a regional hub in England to support the development of immunotherapies

Ground-breaking

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It’s time to make a pre-emptive strike on poor health

Added Health – Dr Michael Stein (left) and Prof Chris Butler

The way we deliver healthcare in the UK has to change, says Dr Michael Stein, CEO of Added Health. He explains how advances in medical research and digital technology might now transform the lives of millions and save the NHS £billions.

The

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Camden trials care tech device to help residents return home from hospital sooner  

Oysta Pearl+ allows patients to return home an average of three days faster

Camden Council, in partnership with Oysta, has successfully piloted a care tech device to allow residents to return from hospital sooner and be fully supported to recover at home.

So far, the Oysta care device has supported over 200 residents

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Two leading CIOs join the Highland Marketing advisory board

Ian Hogan from the Northern Care Alliance and Neil Perry from Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust have joined the forum that debates the big issues facing health tech and seeks to spread innovation for the future

Two of the NHS’ most dynamic chief information officers have joined Highland Marketing’s advisory board of NHS IT professionals

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Health Fabric and Sandwell Council secure Healthy Ageing Challenge funding to tackle health inequalities

Left to right: Satnam Bains, Lisa McNally and Ali Al-Osaimi (Lifestyle Improvement Programme Manager for Sandwell)

Public health experts will use the Unity platform to work with local communities on effective campaigns in many languages and deliver them through the Unity app

Digital health company Health Fabric is preparing to work with Sandwell

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National Virus Reference Laboratory (NVRL) moves Covid-19 testing onto WinPath Enterprise

Ireland’s leading medical virology laboratory works with Medical Supply Company (MSC), CliniSys, and the Health Service Executive (HSE) to deploy the modern laboratory information system at Backweston Laboratory Campus

The move will future-proof capacity at the dedicated SARS-CoV-2 RNA testing facility and is already improving turnaround times

Ireland’s National Virus Reference

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Telehealth and remote health monitoring: The way forward

With a passion to make Healthcare more convenient, effective, and accessible to all Fungai Ndemera set off to deliver this vision by Founding CheckUp Health. CheckUp Health is a brand-new Digital Healthcare provider offering private GP video and audio appointments to all UK residents from anywhere in the World – along with an array of

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New partnership launched to reduce absenteeism and help disabled workers under UK scheme to get a million people into employment

Occupational health & disabled services provider distributes technology to 200 assessors NuroKor bioelectric technology will help support disabled people as they start work Microlink staff with health conditions successfully trial NuroKor therapy

Microlink PC, a global leader in education and assistive technology solutions, is offering cutting-edge technology from NuroKor BioElectronics to 200 disability assessors,

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The Institute of Healthcare Management calls for openness and honesty about NHS capacity as sickness absence soars

The UK’s leading, independent, membership body for health and social care managers says politicians and policy makers must level with the public as one in five poll respondents say more than 15% of staff are now off sick or isolating

The Institute of Healthcare Management has called for honest and open communication about

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Pinnacle Group has been appointed to the new CAEHRS framework to tackle the UK’s employment and health challenges

It has been announced that Pinnacle Group has been appointed to Tier 1 and Tier 2 of the Department for Work and Pension’s (DWP) Commercial Agreement for the provision of Employment and Health Related Services (CAEHRS) across North East England, Southern England, Central England, London and the Home Counties and Wales.

The CAEHRS programme will

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Digital Wellbeing Initiative For Guys and St Thomas Charity

Wellspace announce 12 month partnership to provide digital wellbeing services to Guys and St Thomas Charity

Wellspace will be providing digital services for 12 months to Guy’s and St Thomas Charity as part of their staff health and wellbeing programme.

Guys and St Thomas Charity is an independent urban health foundation. They work with Guy’s

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Health and Wellbeing: Why it’s good to talk during the Coronavirus pandemic

Reporter: Graham Jarvis, Freelance Business and Technology Journalist for GPSJ – News

There is nothing better than being able to walk out of the house to exercise in the park, the countryside or even to stroll by the sea. Just the ability to go outside gives us a new sense of perspective, and enables us

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Global experts join forces to transform future health and wellbeing

Speakers from Amazon, INTEL and Pfizer are set to meet with Welsh innovators this March at an event which promises to reveal the near future technologies that will transform frontline health and social care in Wales and beyond.

‘Tomorrow’s Health 2020’, a major conference organised by Life Sciences Hub Wales, will see health and social

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LGA RESPONDS TO LGO REPORT ON EDUCATION, HEALTH AND CARE PLANS

Responding to a Local Government Ombudsman report on its first 100 investigations into Education, Health and Care Plans, Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said: “The number of investigations undertaken in this report is relatively small when compared to the thousands of Education, Health and Care Plans

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