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A Perspective on Flow

  • 2020 Delivery
  • 31 Jul 2017
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care

Taking action using ‘vital signs’ within complex public services.

We are constantly confronted with headlines of public services failing to deliver. A&E 4-hour waiting times missed. Passport queues growing. ‘High risk’ individual watchlists that can’t be fully manned. There may be any number of reasons for this, but what people see and experience are delays and frustration, to which they may respond: “if only we could make things flow better”. We can get most things instantly these days, so…

Positive Behavioural Support (PBS)

  • Mark Lee
  • 07 Jul 2017
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care

People on the autism spectrum can display vastly different communication skills and behaviours.

Some can be overwhelmed by information from their surroundings leading them to develop repetitive actions or behaviours of concern.

While some young people can explain when they are experiencing feelings of sadness, anxiety or frustration other children may not be able to do this or find it more difficult.

The Together Trust is implementing Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) across all of our servi…

  • autism ,
  • health ,
  • health care ,
  • health services ,
  • mental health ,
  • physical health ,
  • public health

Critical course reading – making it more engaging?

  • Pearson
  • 28 Jun 2017
  • Posted in: Education & Training

In many introductory courses, we consistently hear lecturers lament that students come into class having not read the book or completed the assignment. Reading remains a core and essential foundational skill, and with the ubiquity of information today, it could be argued that “critical reading” is more important than ever. From “critical reading” stem the core academic skills of “critical thinking” and “critical writing”.

Revel is a new interactive learning tool that has been designed to engage…

  • Teaching ,
  • teaching methods ,
  • teaching metrics ,
  • teaching standards ,
  • Teaching Excellence Framework