Berkshire NHS Mobile Working – 4G for home visits

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Nurses across Berkshire are beginning to take advantage of faster mobile connectivity in a new project supported by EE.

The Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust employs 4,000 members of staff, and provides specialist mental health and community health services to a population of around 900,000 within the South East county.

Under the umbrella of the trust sits over 100 sites, including Prospect Park Hospital, community hospitals, GP surgeries and clinics, with 263 mental health inpatient beds and almost 200 community hospital beds ...

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#Learnpod13

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On Wednesday I had the pleasure of attending LearnPod at Doncaster College’s flagship Hub campus.

Purportedly the UK’s largest unconference for post-16 learning, LearnPod  was the brainchild of  Internet entrepreneur and former college Chair of Governors, Rob Wilmot

The event started with an address by college Principal, George Trow, who gave some mixed messages about the use of social media although overall was trying to be positive and supportive.

Being an unconference, delegates were asked to pitch up ideas ...

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21st Century Office & Worksmart

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Last week saw the delivery of our Public Sector Nomads 21st Century Office event, showcasing Rotherham MBC’s flagship building.

Rotherham staff gave a frank and honest account of their WorkSmart Strategy implementation and delegate feedback was extremely positive.

I always feel quite privileged to be sitting in on these events where I can pick up great snippets of learning to share with others.

The presentations are available on the website, which give the technical details etc. but the main points I ...

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Mobile Local Government Events

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Digital Nomads ran two Mobile Local Government Events over the summer with the Public Sector Nomads membership community and our friends at Public Networks (Leeds, 19 July and London, 20 September).

Both workshops were a mix of presentation and discussion and the feedback from delegates was excellent. The days began with a scene setter, considering the disruptive impact of digital technologies and the changes taking place in society that could prove to be as significant as the industrial revolution of the ...

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Mobile Local Government 2012 Leeds

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On Thursday 19 July we hosted our first Local Government Goes Mobile 2012 Event in partnership with Public Networks, at the Rose Bowl, Leeds Metropolitan University.  Despite the downturn in public spending, we had 35 delegates registered to attend from 16 different organisations, which made for a good quality set of round table discussions and question and answer sessions.

The main points I learned from the event were:-

1.    Mobile and Flexible works, and what’s more, there are hidden benefits!

Successful implementations are really ...

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All Change – New Horizons for Local Government

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Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands (IEWM) supports local authorities and their partners in their drive to increase efficiency and improve local public services.

All Change – New Horizons for Local Government was IEWM’s annual local government conference, run in partnership with Warwick Business School and held on Friday, December 9th, 2011.

The event was aimed at elected members, chief executives and senior officers from the West Midlands and beyond. The Conference featured Leaders and Chief Executives Think Tank sessions, topical workshops, an innovative ‘unconference’ and supplier marketplace –all ...

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LocalGovCamp

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On Saturday 18th June I attended LocalGovCamp2011 in Birmingham where I found myself to be the only Assistant Director and most senior local government officer present.

I had attended the first LocalGovCamp in Birmingham in 2009, not knowing quite what to expect. I was impressed with the overwhelming enthusiasm and interest in developing creative solutions to everyday problems. The ‘grass-roots’ feel of the event made a refreshing change to the polished corporate offerings I’d grown so accustomed to. I learned a ...

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