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Delivering Digital Healthcare Innovation in a Real-World Setting

  • CW Innovation
  • 21 January 2020
  • Posted in: Healthcare

Delivering Digital Healthcare Innovation in a Real-World Setting

There has never been greater demand to discover innovative, scalable solutions that support the delivery of better and cost-effective patient care across the NHS. Whilst underfunding and workforce shortages are often the focus of UK newspaper headlines, the good news is that the NHS is rich in entrepreneurial thinkers and innovative ideas that have the potential to transform the way we care for our patients and how we run our hosp…

  • Digital Health.London
  • Digital Healthcare

Ann Coffey's Speech on Risks of Exploitation facing Looked After Children

  • Ann Coffey
  • 20 December 2019
  • Posted in: Education, Healthcare

Thank you for inviting me here today.

Before I was elected as MP for Stockport in 1992, I worked with children and families in Greater Manchester as a social worker.

My interest in protecting children has been a focus for my work in Parliament.

MPs, as backbenchers, can be influential in helping to change legislation. Often campaigns to change the law are as a result of issues first raised with us by constituents. I can’t remember a time when access to an MP was so direct with emails and soci…

  • safeguarding children
  • young people
  • CAMHS
  • policy
  • policy makers

Being a Student in the Digital Age

  • Megan Dreyer
  • 18 November 2019
  • Posted in: Healthcare, Education

Social media has transformed how we receive news and interact with one another. Whilst this platform can be effectively used to strengthen friendships and express emotions, it can unfortunately also result in addiction, isolation and have a damaging impact on the individual’s mental health and emotional state. Statistics show that 75% of those with a mental health condition start developing it before the age of 18, with depression and anxiety being the highest reported issues. Due to the ever-ch…

  • social media
  • digital communications
  • higher education
  • mental health
  • students