This month at MES HQ we are relishing the renewed and refreshed optimism that follows our annual strategy day. It is my absolute favourite thing to organise every year, and despite what my mum says ‘well if you aren’t in the office it’s not really work is it?’ it sure is A LOT of work!
Last week the HSJ highlighted how, more than a year on from the release of new NHS England guidelines on conflicts of interest, only 5% of NHS Trusts are publishing their register of interests for senior staff.
On Thursday 26th July the Research & Communities team (Elouise, Elizabeth, Celine and Reuben) welcomed 45 newly recruited Citizens’ Panel members for NHS Camden CCG to an afternoon tea in Granary Square, Kings Cross.
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.