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HTN 100: Servelec, Wiltshire CCG, Fika app and Moore Blatch Silicon Cup

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Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership and Black Country Partnership pick Servelec

Servelec has signed a contract to provide Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust with its Rio EPR system.

Currently, the neighbouring Trusts both provide mental health care as separate organisations, however there are plans to merge the two over the coming months.

Mark Syrett, EPR Programme Director said “We needed a system that would bring our patient records together across both organisations – a system that was responsive to our needs, a recognised and highly regarded EPR particularly for mental health.”

New diabetes wellbeing website for people in Wiltshire

Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group with local GPs has developed a new website specifically aimed at providing support and advice for 23,500 people currently living with Type 2 diabetes in Wiltshire.

Ted Wilson, Director of Community Services and Joint Commissioning at NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer patients this fantastic new website, which provides lots of helpful information to better understand their diabetes diagnosis and practical advice on how to manage their condition. Whether someone is newly diagnosed, or is already living with Type 2 diabetes, the website provides a trusted one-stop-shop for the information they need.”

Dr Lindsay Kinlin, GP at the Orchard Partnership said: “We know there can be a lot of information for patients to take in at appointments, so the new Diabetes Wellbeing website is a great resource for people to refer to afterwards in their own time. The website has great advice about small changes you can make to improve your lifestyle, and provides information on a free X-Pert course that patients can sign up to directly.”

The Wiltshire Diabetes Wellbeing website has been funded by the NHS National Diabetes Transformation Programme.

Emotional fitness app Fika draws on learnings from sports psychology to help young people manage their mental health

Fika co-founders Nick Bennett and Gareth Fryer have worked with sports psychologist Dr Frances Longstaff to build the Fika app, which draws on learnings from sport to help students build their resilience, develop coping skills for stress, boost their empathy and active listening skills and improve their relationships.

The app launched in February 2019 is rolling out across UK universities including Coventry, Exeter, Lincoln and Manchester Metropolitan.

“When dealt with in the right way, stress can actually be good for you,” said Fryer. “Success is 75% dependent on your mindset – your sense of optimism, how you perceive and handle stress, how connected you are to others, how you respond to things. Athletes understand this: in order to optimise your performance, you have to have your brain right. It’s also why at Fika we talk about ‘emotional fitness’, not ‘mental health’. We want to change the language from negative to positive and teach people that their emotional muscles need exercising as much as their physical muscles do.”

The Moore Blatch Silicon Cup opens for entries 

IT industry’s largest sailing regatta is ready for tech companies to sign up for two days of racing, networking, team-building and charity fundraising.

This year’s Moore Blatch Silicon Cup has been launched and is now open for IT companies to enter. The event takes place over 26-27 September on the Isle of Wight, near Cowes.

Justin Langford, commercial director and co-founder of Coeo, and a member of the Silicon Cup committee, said: “The regatta attracts a broad spectrum of people including those who are stepping onto a boat for the first time, as well as those who are serious sailors and compete regularly. Everyone who enters will have an ‘awesome time’, while building long-lasting relationships and raising money for charity. There is nothing better than doing something you enjoy for the benefit of others; which is why we want as many companies as possible to register this year.”

The Silicon Cup has raised a cumulative £900,000 for charity through registrations, donations and an auction for unique prizes that is held during a celebration dinner at the end of the first day. The regatta supports Dreams Come True, the Jubilee Sailing Trust, and the Andrew Simpson Foundation; three charities that enrich the lives of children with serious medical conditions, provide opportunities for young people and encourage them to take up sailing.


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