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Having particular preferred dietary options, eating at the best of times can be challenging, even more so if healthy. Options for food tend to break down into one of several: Preparing your own food at home Buying food from a third party near the work site Diverting to a store or supermarket whilst enroute to work to pick up a ready meal (Not so common) Preparing food on-site All of these carry different advantages and disadvantages. At none of the sites I worked out did I...

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With budget constraints and ever increasing demand for more staff, one of the key ways to reduce workload permanently is the introduction of automation. A key issue across Trusts is there are lot of paperwork based processes that are extremely manual, and many have a patchwork system comprising of a mixture of both electronic and paper-based systems, often requiring staff manually scan on documents or re-duplicate work. This can often be due to electronic record systems being proprietary...

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This may perhaps not necessarily be the best place to ask, however I do not see any suitable means for asking, but it does fall under feeling included: would it be possible for Talk Health and Care to set up an area for receiving general suggestions on ways to improve both the NHS and government services? I have a great many ideas on ways to possibly improve the NHS (one of which is arguably win-win), however there aren't any current challenges or categories of which I can post my ideas...

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One thing I've experienced within Trusts, and extremely recently, is the inefficiency of mandatory training software. Such systems are often plagued with confusing or poorly designed user interfaces, overly complex, technical or inefficient systems for 'finding' online courses. For example, in one experience; you log in to a generic staff portal, have to search for a tiny link called 'mandatory training', go to your training home page, click on 'look up courses', then type in a specific...

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In order to make the NHS more efficient, I believe there should be a nationwide inventory and sharing scheme for second hand equipment. Currently, when NHS Trusts replace hardware, especially computing hardware, they typically pass the technology on to be recycled, which simply means it gets broken up for parts and turned into scrap. This is, of course, both inefficient, costly and environmentally unsound. The equipment isn't resold as there are concerns it might contain patient...

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Measuring success can come in many format, for many different areas. Measuring the success of the individual staff member is fundamentally different from measuring the success of a Trust, or what goal it can meet. On a Trust level, the concepts of meeting targets, specific times etc often forces a Trust into a bureaucratic spiral where the medical system is manipulated and gamed simply to be able to provide stats that look good, and whilst such practices are frowned upon, it's because the...

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One of the key issues with mandatory workplace training within the NHS is it's conducted in the most bureaucratic, hamfisted way possible, often offers little in the way of useful information and, even worse, tends to contain information already known or fairly obvious. It's evidently a legal-backside covering exercise. For example, if one was to attend a fire safety course, they would have to first re-register(!) with a mandatory training website if new to the Trust, find the course in...

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A digital platform to hear views by DHSC is a good start, however all healthcare providers need a centralised means to submit suggestions for improvements across a wide array of topics, not merely on the topics they want to hear, including reducing costs and improving efficiency, outcomes, and more. These submission platforms need a means to indicate what is or is not being done in response, and why or why not. Too often, I've had many suggestions for a Trust, but nowhere to propose them...

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Joshua Flynn

United Kingdom

Joined this community on Sep 15, 2018

How long have you worked in health or care?
Between 1 & 3 years

Where in the UK are you based?
South East of England

What type of organisation do you work for?
An NHS Trust or Foundation Trust

Where do you work?
Other location

What is your role?
Other NHS staff

Can we contact you about the ideas you submit via email?
Yes

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