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Addressing health inequalities in Wales

14th Feb 2019 |

Wales has a challenge to address health inequalities – from cradle to the grave – and take action on the social determinants of health. We hear from Professor Sir Michael Marmot and colleagues from the Institute of Health Equity about how Wales can make a positive change through policy, education and advocacy.

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Allies not adversaries: how the NHS can better engage with advocates

5th Feb 2019 |

In this article, Bevan Advocate Sylvia Targett explains how medical professionals can proactively work with third sector organisations and advocates as partners to benefit patients.

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Innovation in the NHS takes time - but it’s worth the wait

23rd Jan 2019 |

The latest academic evaluation of healthcare innovation projects in Wales has found a shift towards ambitious, long-term ideas rather than immediate improvements. Professor Nick Rich of Swansea University School of Management explains how this kind of ‘big picture thinking’ could help to make the NHS fit for the future.

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Digital companions – a new kind of volunteering

14th Dec 2018 |

This month, Digital Communities Wales is launching its new volunteering initiative and Bevan Exemplar project – Digital Companions. Marc Davies, Project Manager for DCW, explains how the initiative works.

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Delivering workload transformation in primary care

3rd Dec 2018 |

Making radical changes in the way we plan and deliver services at all levels of the NHS is vital if it is to remain sustainable. Alison Powell, Wales Development Lead for Workflow by Practice Unbound, discusses how their social enterprise is seeking to revolutionise the way that GP practices administer clinical correspondence..

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Our GP safeguarding peer support network is helping vulnerable families

28th Nov 2018 |

Dr Rowena Christmas describes how an informal peer-to-peer network of GPs in Wales could provide a template for increasing confidence and awareness of safeguarding issues.

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