Is e-Learning truly controversial?
Is e-Learning truly controversial? This is the question I found myself asking and indeed answering at an NHS conference recently. I was working my way around the event stands, when one of the sponsors asked me what I did. When I mentioned that I worked with healthcare clinical and training leads to create bespoke e-learning content, the sponsor replied “Ooh … controversial”.
Walk for Sepsis 2019
On Saturday the 27th Of July I joined the escalla team and braced the rain, brambles, nettles and 1,000 metres of climbing to complete a 26.2 mile marathon walk in aid of the UK Sepsis Trust.
Premier IT were proud to be one of the headline sponsors of the event so it was only right that we laced up our boots and joined in too. The walk took in the wilderness of Surrey, following the winding trails of the Greensands Way and ending up at the top of Leith Hill, the second-highest point in the South East of England.
Premier IT awarded place in UK Government G-Cloud 11
Premier IT awarded place in UK Government G-Cloud 11 Digital Marketplace. G-Cloud 11 is a UK Government marketplace that allows UK public sector bodies to select and buy form 3 frameworks; Cloud hosting, cloud software and cloud support. The frameworks simplify the purchasing process and aim to help the UK Government make their procurement process more transparent.
Don’t work hard, work smart!
As we travel around the UK implementing our software solutions it has always amazed me how common an answer “we’ve always done it that way” is. If we are hearing this comment however it is at the point at which the users have already decided to implement new solutions and are therefore open to changing and updating their processes.
Learn anything, anytime, anywhere… does this phrase ring true?
This is a phrase that is much bandied about in learning management circles, but is it actually adopted with the same vigour that it is promoted? I set myself a challenge for a month to record whenever I had a learning need and what were the steps I took to acquire the knowledge required.
What’s ‘APPening at Premier IT?
What’s ‘APPening at Premier IT…?
It may seem pretty easy to build an app nowadays – everyone is doing it, aren’t they..?
Trouble is, and as we found out early on, its one thing to build an app - it is another to create something useful that works, not just on my phone – but yours.
Webinar series – Professional development in the digital age
Welcome to our September webinar invitations. This month we are sharing nearly 20 years of experience with you via a choice of two webinars, with a selection of dates and times to help fit in with your diary.
Our Managing Director Simon talks you through the webinars to help you decide if joining them will add value to you.
Bridging the gap
Leading on from Coral’s exploration of xAPI in her July “Learning happens everywhere” blog, sharing how professional learning is changing, we thought we’d look at some other aspects of how technology enhances the value of professional development and learning within a workforce.
PReP User Forum
We are pleased to announce that we are holding our next PReP User Group on Wednesday 4th July 2018 in Taunton, Somerset.
To date we have had excellent feedback and are keen to ensure that all our clients benefit from these events. The aim of the forum is to provide clarity and updates on existing roadmap functionality, facilitate an open forum for clients to discuss PReP and gather expectations and suggestions for future development.
Please join us for a webinar on Wednesday 21st March 2018 at 10am to learn how to get involved in the modernisation of community care operational IT. Premier IT invite you to take part in the roll out of new technology finally providing much needed support in three critical operational areas of providing care in the community:
An elephant never forgets
Following on in our series of NHS IT Elephant blogs (well why not?) we explore “An elephant never forgets” so the saying goes.
Surviving harsh environments where food and water are spread across huge areas has no doubt tuned elephants memory, survival of the fittest "and all that". Recent research also shows they remember smaller things related to harm and also bear grudges, for a long time. So, whilst one might argue that elephants probably can forget, they do have great memories, that’s why they are still around, let’s hope efforts to keep them here prevail.
The elephant(s) in the room – Part two
So now you’ve met our first elephant in the room, the untapped resource that is the IT sales person, allow me to introduce you to the second elephant in the room. With a focus on the healthcare sector our second elephant in the room is in fact an attitude, rather than a person; it’s the attitude towards IT suppliers in general, not only at a local level but a national one too.
The elephant(s) in the room – Part one
Welcome to the first of a three part series of blogs with an elephant theme, exploring software in the NHS. We’re starting with the “Elephant in the room” or elephants in this case, just two, so it isn’t going to get too crowded.
Let’s meet our first elephant, the IT sales person who’s always sending you newsletters, product updates, case studies, filling up your inbox, calling you after hours hoping to catch you as you are always in meetings during the day (how did they get your mobile number?), trying to come and see you and sell you something. OK, luckily not all IT sales people are like this, but it is probably the stereotypical view and must be based on something, right?
Interoperability starts at home
As a supplier to the NHS I am personally very proud to be working with an organisation who offer what is said to be the gold standard of clinical care. It has to be said that it is this level of care commitment to making the NHS work which fuels Premier IT as a business, and we are nothing but eminently grateful that it exists. Having said this when I put on my systems hat and look again I can’t help to think that there has to be a better way. I visited a trust last week and was dismayed to hear that they had over 200 different IT systems. This was perplexing on its own but to then hear that very few of the systems actually talk to each other was the real resonating point.