There has been a lot of talk in the run up to the NHS’s 70th birthday this week. It remains a national treasure, second only to the Queen, sacred and woven into the fabric of our society.
In 2014, Starbucks noticed that customers tend to absentmindedly doodle over their plain white takeaway cups. So it asked them to photograph their artwork on social media. Starbucks then picked a winner and put the design on a new limited edition reusable cup.
If you’ve made it this far it means that a) the infographic above didn’t load on your computer/phone or b) you’re interested and want to read a bit more… I very much hope that it’s b)!
Pretty much everyone has had to get to grips with another new acronym recently. I am of course talking about GPDR, or the General Data Protection Regulation. This new regulation governs how organisations can collect and process personal data from their members, customers, patients – indeed anyone!
Last month The King’s Fund held an event ‘Health and care explained: how the system works and how it is changing’. This event was aimed at anyone working in the NHS, public, private, academic and third sector who wanted to gain a greater understanding of how the health and care system currently works and how it is changing.
Earlier this week there was the first of two judicial reviews into the planned introduction of Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs) as part of the ever-evolving NHS architecture. For those of you struggling to keep up to date with the changing language – STPs (P is for plans) became STPs (P is for Partnerships) became ACOs which have now morphed into ICSs (Integrated Care Systems) but are also still being referred to as ACOs … I think.
The 2018 HSJ Partnership Awards took place last night (8th March) at a ceremony at London’s Banking Hall. We’re thrilled to say MES received two nominations.
The GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation, a European-wide initiative, which will change how organisations can collect, use and transfer data. It comes into force 25th May 2018 via a new Data Protection Act.
MES in partnership with Electoral Reform Services (ERS) have conducted an online survey with over 300, 000 residents across the UK to evaluate their experiences with their council’s Electoral Services Department. An overall nationwide report as well as localised benchmarking reports were produced to provide the departments with a detailed overview of their performance.