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Monthly Archives: June 2017


Technology paradox: Passive consumers, dormant creators.

By |2017-06-29T15:43:15+00:00June 29th, 2017|Categories: Strategic Discourse|Tags: |

Addressing the current shortage of digital skills has been and continues to be a priority for this Government. It is evident that IT has a crucial role to play in the UK’s future prosperity. However, with strengthened competition from Europe and the fast emerging Asian economies, the UK must have the adequate skills, competencies and [...]

Can Paperless Prevent Data Loss?

By |2017-06-27T13:34:00+00:00June 27th, 2017|Categories: Strategic Discourse|Tags: , , |

Hot off the press this morning is the news that more than 1,700 patients are in potential danger after what is being described as a ‘colossal’, ‘disastrous’ and ‘monumental’ error. [1] Over 700,000 pieces of medical files have been lost including patient records, cancer test results, child protection notes, diagnostic test results, treatment plans and patient [...]

The Nursing Emergency

By |2017-06-16T14:43:56+00:00June 16th, 2017|Categories: Strategic Discourse|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A shortage leading to a crisis UK Nursing is facing an unprecedented recruitment crisis. Currently, according to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), there are 24,000 unfilled nursing posts in England ( , and a recent report in The Times reported that there has been a 96% drop in applications from EU nurses since [...]

The NHS Five-Year-Forward-View: The challenges we face

By |2018-02-14T14:17:28+00:00June 12th, 2017|Categories: Strategic Discourse|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The NHS continues to see exponential growth in the demand for services. Launched in 2015, the NHS Five-Year-Forward View sets out a clear direction of travel meeting both current and future demands of patients. While the proposed plan readily acknowledges that the NHS has seen dramatic improvements within the last 15 years, it also acknowledges [...]

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