Vaughan Gething AM recognises the 10,000th user of WCCIS

Vaughan Gething AM, the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services in Wales will be visiting the Ty Elai social care offices in Rhondda Cynon Taf, between 13:00 and 13:45 on Tuesday 4 September. The visit is in recognition that the 10,000th user of WCCIS has been registered in RCT.

WCCIS is a national community care information solution for Wales, bringing health and social care together and allowing workers to better collaborate resulting in better outcomes for all.

The visit will consist of the following:

The Cabinet Secretary will be met by Councillors Tina Leyshon (Cabinet Member for Children and Young People) and Geraint Hopkins (Cabinet Member for Adult Community Services and Welsh Language), as well as Neil Elliot (Service Director for Adult Social Services, RCTCBC) and Clair Ruddock (Service Manager for Commissioning and Service Improvement, RCTCBC).

The Cabinet Secretary will then be introduced to members of the WCCIS project                team in RCTCBC.

Neil Elliot will give the Cabinet Secretary an overview and demonstration of WCCIS.

The Cabinet Secretary will then meet with WCCIS users in RCTCBC to hear of their            experiences using the system.  This is a great recognition of the success to date of the WCCIS and how it is helping to better integrate Health and Social Care throughout Wales.  

 

CareWorks sponsors Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Staff Care Awards

CareWorks will be sponsoring the Staff CARE Awards at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, at Eden Project on 2nd November.

CareWorks are extremely proud to sponsor an organisation that shares our values, who put people at the centre of what they do and are determined to make a difference to people’s lives. Every year Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust celebrates their exemplary staff with an awards ceremony, providing an enjoyable and well-deserved night out for everyone involved. The awards up for grabs are:

  • Employee of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Administrator of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Educator of the Year

This is a very exciting time for CareWorks. In addition to sponsoring Staff CARE Awards, CareWorks has recently been selected by Leeds and York Partnership Trust to provide our new Mental Health CareDirector solution. CareDirector is a fully integrated solution currently live in over 100 health and social care organisations in four countries. Our new Mental Health solution enables mental health professionals to deliver quality care efficiently and has been designed with a renewed focus on user experience, operational reporting and mobile capability.

For more information on the CareDirector Mental Health solution contact us at [email protected]

National Social Care Conference 2018

CareWorks are again delighted to be a Main Sponsor again for the National Social Care Conference this year, taking place at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, 11th to 13th September.

This year we will be hosting a workshop focusing on Digital Transformation in Western Bay; An insight to the benefits, opportunities and challenges of implementation. The workshop takes place 12th September at 16:30 in the Seligman Studio. We hope you can join us on the day.

A lot has changed since 2017’s conference. We have seen a number of sites ‘go live’ with The WCCIS – The Community Care Information Solution for Wales, including Caerphilly County Council, Newport Council and Rhondda County Borough Council. We also have a number of exciting projects underway in various local authorities and health boards.

It has certainly been a busy and exciting year at CareWorks, but we are glad to be returning to the NSCC to catch up with familiar faces and meet some new ones.

If you have any questions about The WCCIS or CareDirector stop by our stand at the conference or you can email [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you in Cardiff.

Torfaen Young Carers Service attends the Young Carers Festival 2018

Last Year Torfaen Young Carers Service received some funding from CareWorks Social Investment Fund. Torfaen Young Carers Service is a support system for people under 18 who have become a carer at an early age. The service works with children, young people and their families to give the young carers support and a short break by engaging in social, age appropriate and leisurely activities.

Funding from CareWorks enabled Torfaen Young Carers Service to take 25 young carers, aged 11 to 16, to this year’s Young Carers Festival. The festival was organised by the YMCA and the Children Society and took place at Fairthorne Manor in Southampton. The Young Carers Festival provides young carers with the opportunity to have fun, relax, socialize and have their voices heard about issues that affect them. Approximately, 1800 young carers attended from throughout the UK, with most saying that they would attend the Young Carers Festival again. The young carers highlighted their favourite parts of the Young Carers Festival as making new friends, relaxing, and of course the rides and silent disco.

Ways in which attending the Young Carers Festival helped the young carers include:

  • Confidence building
  • Made new friends
  • Took away some anxiety
  • Relaxation
  • Opportunity to share common experiences

If you have a worthy cause you would like to nominate for our birthday fund and make a difference to people’s lives, nominate the cause here.

Mark Westwood wins CCIO of the Year at Digital Health Awards 2018

Dr Mark Westwood, CCIO at North Tyneside CCG and Primary Care Lead for Great North Care Record was declared CCIO of the Year, sponsored by CareWorks, at the 2018 Digital Health Summer School Intelligence Awards.

The judges had praised him as an excellent primary care CCIO who had done “great work” on Great North Care Record, and the members of the Networks seemed to agree.

Westwood was one of more than 400 NHS leaders who had gathered at the University of Birmingham for the prestigious digital health leadership event of the year. The other finalists for the CCIO of the Year Award 2018 were:

  • Rhidian Hurle – Medical Director for NHS Wales Informatics and CCIO for Wales
  • Dermot O’Riordan – CCIO & Consultant General Surgeon at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

The Digital Health Intelligence Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of those leading the way in making a difference within healthcare IT in the UK. The awards are the only health IT awards in which the winners are voted for by their peers. As innovators within UK healthcare IT, CareWorks are delighted and honoured to be sponsoring the CCIO of the Year award.

CareWorks sponsors CCIO of the Year Award at Digital Health Awards 2018

CareWorks will be sponsoring the prestigious CCIO of the Year Award at Digital Health Summer School Intelligence Awards in Birmingham on 19th July.

The Digital Health Intelligence Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of those leading the way in making a difference within healthcare IT in the UK. The awards are the only health IT awards in which the winners are voted for by their peers. As innovators within UK healthcare IT, CareWorks are delighted and honoured to be sponsoring the CCIO of the Year award. The finalists for the CCIO of the Year Award 2018 are:

  • Rhidian Hurle – Medical Director for NHS Wales Informatics and CCIO for Wales
  • Dermot O’Riordan – CCIO & Consultant General Surgeon at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Mark Westwood – CCIO at North Tyneside CCG & Primary Care Lead for Great North Care Record

This is a very exciting time for CareWorks. In addition to sponsoring the CCIO of the Year Award, CareWorks has recently been selected by Leeds and York Partnership Trust to provide our new Mental Health CareDirector solution. CareDirector is a fully integrated solution currently live in over 100 health and social care organisations in four countries. Our new Mental Health solution enables mental health professionals to deliver quality care efficiently and has been designed with a renewed focus on user experience, operational reporting and mobile capability.

For more information on the CareDirector Mental Health solution contact us at [email protected]

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust adopt new CareDirector Mental Health Solution

After an extensive tendering exercise, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, (LYPFT), have selected CareWorks’ mental health solution CareDirector to replace their current electronic patient record system.

LYPFT will be the first NHS mental health provider in England to adopt CareDirector software for its electronic patient records, embarking upon a 10 year, multi million pound partnership. LYPFT provides specialist mental health and learning disability services to the people of Leeds and across Yorkshire and the Humber.

CareWorks have been providing Health and Social Care software solutions internationally for over 20 years and their solution CareDirector is currently live in more than 100 Health and Social Care organisations in the UK, Wales, Ireland and the US. CareWorks’ new Mental Health solution is fully integratable and enables mental health professionals to deliver better quality care faster. The new solution has been designed with a renewed focus on user experience, mobile capability, efficient workflows and operational reporting.

Dr Claire Kenwood, LYPFT’s Medical Director, said: “We are really pleased to be able to make this announcement. It represents the end of a long and detailed search to find the right electronic patient record system to meet our ambitions for the future,

“Colleagues have invested lots of time and energy in looking for the right product. We needed a system which would link into the Leeds Care Record and other systems like electronic prescribing; could offer fully mobile working and offer workflow prompts to help make sure important steps in care processes are met,” she added.

CareDirector was championed as LYPFT’s new EPR system due to the solution’s familiarity, mobile capability, workflows and processes, data visualisation capabilities and integrability.

Speaking for CareWorks, CEO Michael Dolan said: “The team in CareWorks is looking forward to working with LYPFT to help them achieve the ambitious goals they’ve set for the future. Our CareDirector solution’s flexibility and usability for clinicians will be important in helping them to work more effectively together, enable the efficient delivery of services and make a real difference to patients’ lives.”

The solution is intended to be introduced in almost 2 years’ time in a large operation in which the Trust’s data will be cleaned and transported from the existing system, Paris, to CareDirector in a Trust-wide go live. CareWorks will be providing full training to all members of staff at LYPFT to ensure that everyone is ready for the changeover and feels comfortable and confident using the new system.

Dr Nick Venters, the Clinical lead for the project added: “We’re already looking at our working practices in detail and beginning to scope what we do, how we do it and how we can better align different services. This will help us harness the flexibility of CareDirector to create more effective work and information flows. In turn, this will help us to drive up the quality of the services and care we can deliver.”

 

Further Information from: Michael Dolan, CEO CareWorks

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Newport County Council live with WCCIS

We are delighted to announce that Newport County Council has gone live with The WCCIS. This is the eleventh local authority that has gone live since the launch of The WCCIS in 2015.

The Welsh Community Care Information System (WCCIS) gives community nurses, mental health teams, social workers and therapists the digital tools they need to work better together, whilst providing the highest possible levels of care. The WCCIS will provide integrated health and social care for the whole of Wales. It is being delivered by CareWorks through our CareDirector solution and is already live in:

It allows access to relevant information on the care provided to a range of health and social care professionals, to show where a patient is with their treatment.

When fully implemented across Wales, WCCIS will help break down barriers caused by different organisations using different IT systems, by securely storing important information covering a range of activities such as community nursing, health and social care visits, mental health, learning disabilities, substance misuse, complex care needs and social care therapy.

To find out more about The WCCIS, please call us on (0)2890 327 329 or email [email protected]

Torfaen Young Carers Service gets support from CareWorks Birthday Fund

2017 is a special year for CareWorks. On 26th February, we celebrated our 20th year in business and to help celebrate our 20 years we have created a special birthday fund of €20,000.

We are now delighted to announce the first recipient of funding from our birthday fund; Torfaen Young Carers Service

Torfaen Young Carers Service is a support system for people under 18 who have become a carer at an early age. The service works with children, young people and their families to give the young carers support and a short break by engaging in social, age appropriate and leisurely activities. The support really makes a difference to the young carers by having the opportunity to meet up with other young carers and take part in fun, confidence building activities, illustrated by some of their comments below.

 

      “I get to do things I                      “Torfaen Young Carers

would never normally do”                   helped me to relax”

 

              

 

“The services gives me           “It has helped me make friends,

               a break”                          and build my confidence”

 

                  

 

One of the things the young carers look forward to is their annual trip to the Young Carers Camping Weekend in Southampton run by the YMCA. Torfaen Young Carers Service recently lost the funding they used to provide this trip to the young carers and their families. They were faced with an impossible decision; Either cancel the annual trip or ask the families to pay themselves.

Luckily, CareWorks happened to be searching for a good cause to invest part of its birthday fund in and will be making a lot of young carers happy by funding the next young carers camping trip.

If you have a worthy cause you would like to nominate for our birthday fund and make a difference to people’s lives, nominate the cause here.

 

 

CareWorks exhibits at the HealthCare Strategy Forum

CareWorks exhibited at the HealthCare Strategy Forum on 3rd and 4th October as one of the leading providers of Integrated Solutions in the UK. CareWorks presented a demonstration of our new mobile app, CareDirector Integrate. CareWorks offers a suite of mobile app solutions which can be provided as a standalone product or with our main CareDirector platform.

The event provides pioneering views on the existing and forthcoming challenges in the sector, with discussions focused on tangible solutions to these development areas. It’s a wonderful opportunity for NHS Directors and Executives to gain critical insight, initiate new contacts and share understanding with other key decision makers and experts.

 

For more information on CareWorks solutions contact (0) 2890 327 329 or email [email protected]