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Why Pharmacies are Indispensable

  • John Craig
  • 07 November 2018
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care

Under pressure, often people find the right answers. At home with my baby son, worrying and unable to see a GP, I went to a high street pharmacy for help. Utterly routine, perhaps, but it sure felt odd to me to approach a pharmacist for help – interrupting him behind his counter. It wasn’t odd to him, and he quickly allayed my sleep-deprived paranoia.

Now at Care City, I know what quickly becomes common sense for new parents makes sense for all of us. The potential of pharmacists to answer our …

Care City-The Test Bed Programme

  • John Craig
  • 07 November 2018
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care, Science & Technology, Education & Training

We are proud and delighted to be launching a new Test Bed programme at Care City, on behalf of NHS England and the Office for Life Sciences and together with our consortium partners. The Test Bed will seek to transform outcomes, experiences and efficiency for people with long-term conditions. In addition, it will seek to enhance the work and productivity of key groups of staff.
The biggest impression on me from my time at Care City so far was made by pharmacy counter assistants. Through our first…

Digital Healthcare

  • Colin Cram
  • 20 September 2018
  • Posted in: Health & Social Care, Science & Technology

Health and social care services and the way people interact with the NHS are being transformed through digital technology. It will enable people to have access to specialist healthcare and monitoring in their own home or care home. It will result in fewer hospital beds being required. Some services now provided by GPs will be provided from specialist centres. Some services provided by hospitals will be provided by GPs. People will be able to book their own appointments and video consultations wi…

  • Digital Healthcare
  • digital transformation