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Innovative bed tracking at a Northern Health and Social Care Trust

Brendan Crossey, Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Analytics Limited, directs our thoughts to innovative bed tracking at the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, one of five health and social care trusts in Northern Ireland.
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Care sector crisis point: Recruiting new talent

Lottie Galvin at iHASCO highlights how care workers are unvalued and unpaid at a time when the UK's care sector is in dire need of new recruits.
informal carers

Tackling the complex issue of informal carers

Vivek Patni, CEO and co-founder of Lavanya Plus, offers advice on how HR teams can ensure that informal carers receive the workplace support they need.
approach to knife crime, youth justice

Are we taking the right approach to knife crime?

Here, Timothy Kiely, Criminal Barrister, reveals the working reality of the UK approach to knife crime.
political children's manifesto, servelec

How can tech enable a political ‘children’s manifesto’?

Here, Richard Betts at Servelec discusses the necessity for interoperable technology needed to make a political 'children's manifesto' happen.
EU healthcare ecosystems

Blockchain-based technologies for sustainable EU healthcare ecosystems

Paul De Raeve, Secretary General of the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN), blockchain-based technologies for sustainable EU healthcare ecosystems.
future of care homes

How is technology impacting the future of care homes?

In this article, Silas Campbell at Blueleaf identifies and discusses the ways in which technology is impacting and enhancing the way care homes are run; from smart home integration to robots helping to fight loneliness.
personal health budgets

100,000 patients to receive personal health budgets under changed law

Everyone eligible for an NHS wheelchair and people who require aftercare services under section 117 of the Mental Health Act will have access to personal health budgets.
social value, public services

Social value goes mainstream

Guy Battle, CEO OF Social Value Portal explains how social value has now gone mainstream, including how the Public Services (Social Value) Act has transformed the relationship between the public sector and its suppliers.
Customer rating review systems

Customer rating review systems and UKAS accreditation

Suzi Daley, External Affairs Manager at United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), focuses her thoughts on customer rating review systems online and UKAS accreditation in the health and social care system.
ageing continent

Europe: An ageing continent

Thanks to the economic and social progress we have made, life expectancy has increased. However, ageing often comes with health issues and restricted mobility – a challenge not only for the elderly and their families but also for society.
fix adult social care

We need more than cash to fix adult social care

In this article, Adrian Brown, Executive Director at the Centre for Public Impact, looks into how the UK can learn from the Netherlands to fix adult social care.
working carers

Enabling working carers

Caroline Day from Wellbeing Dynamics discusses her thoughts on enabling working carers to look after a loved one.
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How can you support gender identity in the workplace?

Research found that 60% of transgender employees face workplace discrimination and half felt they had to hide: So what can be done to support gender identity at work?
social care exodus, career in social care

Social care exodus: One in three social carers plan to leave sector

New research from Totaljobs reveals one in three (37%) social carers are looking to leave the sector within the next five years in a social care exodus.

Putting young people at the epicentre of children’s services

Richard Betts, CEO of Local Government at Servelec, discusses how local authorities are transforming data and information flow through interoperability.
rebalancing the economy, economic development

Rebalancing the economy: Our time is now

Nigel Wilcock is Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Development and says that when it comes to rebalancing the economy – our time is now.
health and social care network

Health and social care network – a vision or reality?

Mike Thomas, Managing Director of Innopsis, the trade association for suppliers of digital infrastructure and services to the UK public sector asks if a health and social care network is a vision or reality.
modern office environment

Is IoT essential for the modern office environment?

Here, the relationship between IoT and the modern office environment is explored further.
UK social progress, world rankings

UK: Social progress continues to decline in world rankings

The UK's social progress has recently fallen to 13th place, a study of the leading countries in various societal issues has found.

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