Supporting our customers
Covid-19 is here and it is putting a huge strain on the health and social care system, in not only the United Kingdom but the world is a whole. It is an unprecedented situation and one in which we, as a collective applaud those on the frontline and pray for a swift end to the number of infections. We are in a battle and one in which we rely on each other to keep services going to support health and social care staff on the frontline.
The next stage of evolution for Cyber Essentials
Change is inevitable in life and the same is now true for the Cyber Essentials scheme and the accreditation that sits behind it.
What will the Health and Social Care trends be in 2020?
If we could predict the future then we would be rich. We can’t but what we can do is use our near 30 years of experience in the fields of Health and Social Care to make predictions. Our experience qualifies us to share our thoughts on what the Health and Social Care trends of 2020 will potentially look like.
Adult Social Care
The Coronavirus Act 2020: Social Care Briefing
A big thank you to our colleagues at our sister organisation CareKnowledge for allowing us to reproduce and share their content on the Coronavirus Act 2020. CareKnowledge publishes professional development, research and policy information for the social care sector. The emergency legislation gives the Government the powers it believes it needs to take forward its plans for dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. The Briefing focuses, in particular, on the aspects of the Act that have a direct impact on social care services.
Covid-19: A message to our customers from our CEO
As the Coronavirus situation continues to evolve, our thoughts go out to all who have been impacted or infected. I wish a speedy recovery to all those who are ill and to those whose loved ones are battling this virus. We are proud of all the health practitioners, care and social workers that are continuing their essential work under immense pressure. I want to express admiration and gratitude to you all on the front line, keeping our country going.
500 successful upgrades to the ECLIPSE platform
We have worked tirelessly to ensure that ECLIPSE makes life easier and a key part of that is reducing the burden and cost of upgrades for our customers. Over the last couple of years we have seamlessly delivered hundreds of upgrades, ensuring our users always benefit from the latest software and the solution is always secure.
How is SEND fairing in a pre-Brexit, post-New Year world?
2020, the year of Brexit, additional funding for the NHS, the continuation of the reign of Boris Johnson and the chance to make a change. How far you cast the net of change will depend on the political goals of the Conservative party. Whilst we hope that the needs of those who need care will be prioritised, we wonder how far this will be extended. With delays leading into the years for those seeking assistance for their children, we look into the government published report on the state of SEND.
Bi-Borough SEND Partnership - a Digital Transformation Case Study
Like all frontline services, Special Education Needs and Disabilities or SEND is coming under increased financial pressure, alongside increased awareness and pupil population. It is something that will result in nearly a billion pounds of the deficit by 2021/22. It is a problem and one that the country’s first Bi-Borough partnership for SEND has sought to solve through the implementation of technology. Vik Verma, One SEND Project Director and Deborah Brooks, One SEND Culture and Change Lead explain more.
Is the 350m in extra SEND funding enough to make a difference?
Local authorities across the country are battling against a consistent stem of cuts and an increase in demand. This is relevant within SEND and all other frontline services. Most headlines will showcase the difficulties that services are running through but few choose to showcase the strides that local authorities have made when it comes to reversing the effects of continual cuts.