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Announcing our updated Research and Analysis services

By |2019-02-13T12:59:18+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: News, Strategic Discourse|

We are really pleased to be able to announce a major change to and the new launch of our Research and Analysis services. Following on from requests from a number of clients, we have devised an academically led research and analysis service based on best practice methodologies. Our team are highly skilled in all areas [...]

Information, Communication, Success

By |2018-02-14T13:12:41+00:00November 29th, 2017|Categories: Strategic Discourse|

Information Governance Information governance is defined as an organisation-wide framework used in order to manage the use of information throughout its lifecycle and in accordance to its operational, regulatory, legal, risk, environmental and of course, strategic requirements. Information governance is of immense importance to the whole public sector, and to the healthcare sector in particular. [...]

GDPR – What It Means

By |2018-02-14T16:05:36+00:00November 29th, 2017|Categories: Strategic Discourse|Tags: , , , , |

The aim of GDPR is to provide EU citizens with clear information on how their information is used, how to raise complaints, and how to remove their personal information from the data/information stores of any organisation- wherever in the world that organisation is based. What is GDPR? Launching in May 2018, the General [...]

Is Higher Education Still There to Educate

By |2018-02-14T12:49:50+00:00July 17th, 2017|Categories: Strategic Discourse|Tags: , , , |

A brand-new Ford Fiesta (£12,715). [1] A factory fresh iPhone 7 (£599). [2] A 65” 4K LG OLED TV (£3,899). [3] A 15-night Caribbean cruise for a family of 4 (£3,996).  [4] A weekly food shop for 2 years (£5,532.80). [5] Plus £250 cash is still less than the lowest possible 3-year tuition fee for [...]

The new GCSEs grading system

By |2018-02-14T14:03:53+00:00July 7th, 2017|Categories: Strategic Discourse|Tags: , , , , , |

The new GCSE grading system Although many were in favour for exams amendment, they now believe there has been too much change, with even teachers unclear about the new grading system. The recent changes to the GCSE grading system are taking effect as of August 2017in Maths and English, with other subjects following over the [...]

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 (https://www.rcn.org.uk/news-and-events/news/fall-in-applicants-threatens-nursings-future) , 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 [...]

Don’t Panic

By |2018-02-14T14:33:16+00:00May 12th, 2017|Categories: Strategic Discourse|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

In these times of greater information sharing and availability, public sector organisations need to ensure that any such sharing is appropriate and secure. Information is vital to the continuation of any business, and this is just as important to our public services as to any major corporation. However, the public sector has a duty to [...]

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