The team at AdEPT Technology deliver solutions that impact more than 2.1m patients, thousands of health sector staff, hundreds of GP practices and many care homes nationwide. All of which have had to rapidly adapt to the changing world caused by the coronavirus pandemic. AdEPT operating in the health arena AdEPT has a long-standing presence…

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Councils leading the way on digital inclusion

  Cllr Peter Fleming is Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Improvement and Innovation Board, which ensures councils have the help they need to improve performance by working in partnership with sector bodies. It also delivers the LGA’s sector-led improvement support, including peer challenges, productivity, leadership development programmes and sharing good and innovative practice. The…

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Five tips for successfully leading a primary care network – The King’s Fund

Clinical leaders of primary care networks face both challenges and opportunities to bring people together to drive real change. Beccy Baird, Senior Fellow, and Tricia Boyle, Senior Consultant of Leadership and Organisational Development, at The King’s Fund, suggest five ways to help successfully lead a primary care network. 1,300 new primary care networks (PCNs) in…

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Looking beyond our shores to address the workforce challenge – Jonathan Higman, Chief Executive of Yeovil NHS Foundation Trust

Jonathan Higman became chief executive of Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in March 2018, and has over 20 years’ experience working across the NHS in the south west and south east of England. With over 100,000 vacancies in the NHS, here Jonathan discusses how his trust has been able to eradicate ward-based nurse vacancies…

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Acute care for older people is a good place to understand the crisis and solutions in health and social care – Dr. David Oliver

David Oliver has been an NHS doctor for 30 years specializing in geriatrics and internal medicine. He is a former national clinical director for older people, ex-president of the British Geriatrics Society and Vice President of the Royal College of Physicians, a visiting fellow at the King’s Fund and writes a weekly column in the…

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Children are not getting the help they need with their mental health – The Children’s Society

Latest NHS figures show that one in eight children aged 5-19 in England have a mental health difficulty.  But The Children’s Society’s latest research shows that too many do not get the help they need, as policy manager Richard Crellin explains.  Mental ill-health can affect every aspect of a child’s life – their safety, relationships,…

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Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, here sets out his 10-year plan for ‘Our Network’, his vision for a London-style, accessible and affordable public transport system incorporating rail, walking and cycling networks working together for the benefit of the region’s people and businesses. First the good news: Greater Manchester is growing. Over the next 20…

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The local housing allowance freeze is fuelling homelessness. The government must commit to change – London Councils

Councillor Muhammed Butt, Executive Member for Welfare, Empowerment & Inclusion at London Councils, the umbrella group for local government in the capital, discusses their research which shows that the Local Housing Allowance freeze reduces housing affordability and increases claimants’ risk of becoming homelessness. While Universal Credit – and its negative impact on claimants – has…

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Transforming our courts and tribunals

Ee-Ling Then is an Audit Manager at the National Audit Office (NAO), in the Home Affairs and Justice team. Here she looks at progress in government’s attempts to reform the courts and tribunals system, drawing on findings from the most recent NAO report. In September, we published our latest report on HM Courts and Tribunals…

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