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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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An NHS first for public cloud: Homerton Healthcare achieves milestone with Sectra imaging technology

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has become the first organisation anywhere in the NHS to deploy Sectra’s enterprise imaging service using public cloud.

The deployment has shown that NHS patient imaging can be efficiently accessed from a secure public cloud environment, just as quickly as when data is stored on-premise.

This has proven important

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NHS Scotland’s Right Decision Service built on Tactuum technology

Once-for-Scotland project uses Tactuum’s Quris platform to make clinical guidance and policy tools available to clinicians when and where they need them

Clinicians in Scotland have easy access to clinical guidelines and validated decision support tools using the Right Decision Service (RDS), built on technology developed by Tactuum.

The RDS is a once-for-Scotland national

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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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Highland Marketing welcomes Natasha Phillips to its advisory board   

Former national CNIO and founder of Future Nurse will bring passion for digital transformation to debates and discussions     

Natasha Phillips has joined the Highland Marketing advisory board, to contribute her passion for nursing and digital transformation to its debates on health and care technology and the guidance it provides to the agency and its

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Reducing the stress of financial hardship on the most vulnerable

Charis client services director Jonathan Hunt outlines the impact the Charis Shop platform is having on organisations working directly with the most vulnerable in their care.

Jonathan Hunt

Supporting vulnerable people in their homes is a fundamental aspect of community care, whether they are recovering after a stay in hospital, struggling with mental health

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Dr Jane Brightman joins the Highland Marketing advisory board  

Dr Jane Brightman

Workforce and digital expert brings a strong social care voice to the board’s debates and guidance for the dedicated health tech agency and its clients   

Dr Jane Brightman has joined the Highland Marketing advisory board, to bring a strong social care perspective to its debates on health and care technology and

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Setting higher lifesaving standards in public parks and outdoor leisure with wind and solar power

The Northamptonshire Sport installed solar and wind powered defib cabinet at Northampton Bike Park.

Turtle Defib Cabinets, which has a long partnership history with local authorities, emergency services and non-profits, has designed and engineered the UK’s first solar and wind powered defibrillator and bleed control cabinet. Northamptonshire Sport, one of 43 non-profit Active Partnerships

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Want to improve NHS productivity? Start by addressing its legacy IT

The state of NHS infrastructure and legacy systems has started to attract attention from organisations worried about falling productivity. The Highland Marketing advisory board asked what it will take to fix the issues, against a backdrop of more funding being diverted from digital to “the frontline.”  

The NHS is heading for a significant financial

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Contract for NHS Scotland diagnostic imaging technology awarded to Sectra

Radiology teams and other healthcare professionals throughout the NHS in Scotland are to benefit from a new agreement that will see a cloud-based enterprise imaging service delivered across 15 NHS boards by international medical imaging IT company Sectra.  

The agreement with NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) will provide tools that will support healthcare teams

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Driving efficiency, saving time, and saving money – how automation can benefit the public sector

The 2023 Spring Budget depicted a further £21.6 billion in unannounced cuts to public services by 2027/28*. In line with this, we’ve seen technology budgets slashed across the sector, with NHS tech funding falling below the £1 billion mark**. As such, the public sector must find new and innovative ways to maintain the supply and

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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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The NHS is awash with data — how it manages it is pivotal to its success

Sascha Giese

By Sascha Giese, SolarWinds

Earlier this year, NHS England — the largest of the four public health providers in the UK — merged with NHS Digital to become the sole custodian of NHS data and technology.

The move is designed to bring responsibility for NHS data and technology expertise all under

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UK sets out its credentials to become an AI superpower

By Sascha Giese, Solarwinds

Rishi Sunak spoke recently about his ambitions to make the UK an AI superpower. Opening London Tech Week the Prime Minister said the UK was an island of innovation in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), quantum computing, synthetic biology, and semiconductors.

But he acknowledged the UK’s position as a tech

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Government suicide prevention fund for charity sector to be boosted

Multi-million-pound fund for charity sector to carry out crucial work – alongside the NHS – to save lives and tackle tragedy of suicide Government calls on charities across England to apply for funding to continue supporting tens of thousands of people experiencing suicidal thoughts Comes alongside expected £13.6 billion this year to transform the

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UK-based NHS Trust supports 1.4 million people with help from Riverbed

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust gained complete visibility across their IT infrastructure enhancing clinicians’ digital experience and improving patient care with Riverbed’s Unified Observability solution

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT) is one of the largest NHS community health providers in England, serving a population of about 1.4 million. KCHFT’s IT team

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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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Some challenges in the NHS acute tech market: and how to navigate them

NHS trusts need a lot of technology, but they face complex, structural challenges when it comes to procurement, and these tend to work against smaller companies and innovation. The Highland Marketing advisory board met recently to discuss the issues and the role of marketing.

NHS acute trusts need a lot of technology. Infrastructure –

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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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What should be top of mind for the new NHS CIO?

The NHS is looking for a new chief information officer, and the Highland Marketing advisory board has been considering what should be on his or her ‘to do’ list.

Following the merger of NHSX and NHS Digital with the NHS England transformation directorate, and the departure of some high-profile digital leaders, the NHS is

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