Public Perceptions of AI

This week's article is going to be vaguely based on a report that the NHS recently put out called “Public perceptions and attitudes to Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare”. plus some thoughts of what the general public think about using AI in healthcare.

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Life of a District Nurse NA

This week’s article will be another Interview! But this time it’s not a new employee, we’re speaking to someone who’s been working as a Nursing associate in the NHS during these hard times. We’ve spoken a lot previously about staff shortages and my experience working in a Mental Health ward, so it will be great to hear about Nicola’s experiences working with the district nurses.

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Go:Tech Awards 2022

We are delighted to announce that we are finalists for Go:Tech Awards! We are in the HealthTech Business of the Year category alongside some incredible companies. The Go:Tech Awards celebrate businesses and entrepreneurs who specialise in Technology and Innovation across the UK.

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NHS Waiting list coordinator: how has work life been for them?

We all know how hard it’s been to get doctors, hospitals and all kinds of appointments especially during COVID. But have you heard an insight of how the people behind these waiting lists have felt? Well in this week’s article we will be interviewing a waiting list coordinator. We’re speaking to Natasha, she specialises in dealing with the ear nose and throat department.

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Internet of Medical Things and AI in the NHS

The NHS faced 1.4 million 111 calls in the month of November (Half of 111 callers are hanging up as pressure piles onto NHS call handlers, Shropshire star), resulting in an immense amount of pressure on staff. To counteract this, the NHS is trialling a chat bot called the ‘AI Triage’ bot. The chatbot will now answer NHS 111 inquiries from more than a million Londoners, as the health system looks for new ways to manage the growing health burden.

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Burnout Epidemic, what is it and how to deal with it.

In previous articles, we’ve discussed issues related to mental health and staff shortages in the NHS. This week we will be merging the two subjects and talking about the burn-out epidemic: the rise of chronic stress and overwork, causing employees or employers to ‘burn out’. It is distinguished by three feelings:

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Using AI to improve the hospital bed allocation

Hello, Welcome to our first Article of 2022! We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year. It’s great to be back writing an Article to share with you. Over the past few weeks we touched a lot on the subject of short staff which has led to busy hospitals especially during COVID. This week, we will be talking about Improving hospital bed allocation using AI.

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Welcome our newest member! Ben, our CTO
Ben Howes

Welcome our newest member! Ben, our CTO

This week's article is an interview with our newest recruit! Here at SQ we are constantly trying to improve our company and recently we’ve employed Ben Howes, as our Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He is in charge of our organisation's technological needs as well as our research and development.

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What is Omicron and why are boosters important?

As we get close to a second Christmas under Covid, everyone is worrying about the latest Covid variant - Omicron - and we wanted to bring together some of the news and analysis about the latest variant and how it is likely to affect the NHS.

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What links poor staffing in the care sector to lower ambulance numbers and deaths from overcrowding in A&E?
A sterile corridor to operating rooms in modern hospital with motion blurred figures of doctors and nurses.

What links poor staffing in the care sector to lower ambulance numbers and deaths from overcrowding in A&E?

In our last two articles, we’ve talked about a few different issues affecting the UK healthcare system. First we looked at the risks of overcrowding in A&E, and the 160,000 people per year coming to harm because of a lack of available ambulances. Then our newest team member, Meg, took us on a tour of her experiences working in the care sector, and how low staffing is affecting quality of care for patients and quality of work for staff.

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Mental Health Matters: A day inside a Mental Health ward

Since our company is all about helping people in health care, I’d like to share my experience from previously working in a mental health ward. More specifically an elderly mental health ward. It was incredible to see people being able to reach out for help about their mental health and watching them get better.

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