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If I were you, I'd get an intern

29 December, 2015

An interesting thing happened to me the other day, I went to a meeting where the “brilliance” of the work of the Health Innovation Network was praised. Now happily, this is not all that unusual. What is, is that the brilliant work being described was produced by one of our new interns.

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Being a Health Innovation Network Intern

15 December, 2015

The world of work is tough and hunting for a job can be a demoralising task for any job seeker, but with unemployment so high and job opportunities so low, graduates without work experience are struggling. This alone is one of the reasons this internship is so important for my future career prospects.

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Health Innovations in the Workplace: Wellpoint Health Kiosks

10 December, 2015

At a recent visit to Southwark Council offices, I was delighted to see a kiosk in the foyer and a number of staff queuing up to check in on the device. I got in touch with Ginette Hogan, Senior Public Health Officer for Worklessness and Workplaces for Lambeth and Southwark Public Health Team to find out more...

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Leading by example by Tara Donnelly

17 November, 2015

As you'll know, the Health Innovation Network exists to speed up good things happening across health and social care across the 12 boroughs of South London. We do lots of work around keeping people well to avoid diseases such as diabetes or orthopaedic problems so it makes perfect sense that we seek to help our team stay healthy.

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Diabetes - 'Why I’m sold to the cause’

10 November, 2015

As World Diabetes Day approaches on November 14 Dr Charles Gostling, Joint Clinical Director of the Diabetes Programme at the Health Innovation Network shares his views on improving diabetes care.

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Design, Refine, and Test… shaping the Q Initiative

29 October, 2015

It was a real coup to have the Health Foundation’s Penny Pereira, Deputy Director for Quality Improvement, give a presentation on the Q Initiative at our Patient Safety focused South London Membership Council held at the scenic, yet dizzying heights of the 29th Floor of Guy’s Hospital Tower I’ve been reliably informed it is tallest hospital building in the world!

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National Innovation Accelerator - changing healthcare forever

15 October, 2015

Have you heard of the "National Innovation Accelerator" or for fans of TLAs (three letter acronyms) NIA?

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The patient will see you now

24 September, 2015

Health Innovation Network MD Tara Donnelly explores HIN's work on apps prescribing.

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Proving the value of peer support in dementia

18 September, 2015

The Dementia team at the Health Innovation Network this week published its social return on investment study that focuses on peer support groups for people with dementia.

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Developing health information exchanges: 'interoperability' comes in from the cold...

10 September, 2015

On the rare occasion that I find myself at a dinner party these days, when someone asks me what I do for a living – and assuming, first of all, I’ve managed to explain successfully what an AHSN is (something of a challenge in itself) – the revelation that I’m currently working in the area of “interoperability,” is often met with raised eyebrows. “That sounds technical,” they say. “That’s pretty specialist, pretty niche?”

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