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South West health project reduces urgent care visits

A service design research project led by Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) Healthier Together Partnership has seen a significant reduction in the number of people visiting urgent care after calling NHS 111 (estimated at around 70%).

In response to winter pressures on urgent care due to Covid-19, the NHS needed to reduce the risk of infection in busy waiting...

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Timewade: How to start a new role remotely

Blog provided by technology strategy experts Timewade .

Starting a new job is an exciting time but often has its challenges. And starting a new job in the midst of a global pandemic, while working remotely is an entirely different experience.

Troy Wheeler recently started as a Technology Success Analyst at Timewade and his entire induction was conducted completely remotely...

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South West survey will uncover how businesses’ use of technology has changed since the pandemic

In a new survey, small and medium sized businesses are asked how the pandemic has impacted their use of technology.

In addition to revealing the technologies most favoured by SMEs, the data gathered in the ‘Time to Deliver' survey will uncover insights around businesses’ approach to technology, how many have a strategy, and how effective it is in delivering against objectives....

Dr Chen Mao Davies, founder and CEO of LatchAid

Innovative breastfeeding support app prescribed across multiple NHS regions

Gloucestershire-based LatchAid has launched its pioneering breastfeeding support app, with the NHS prescribing it in a pilot project across South Devon & Torbay, Lancashire & South Cumbria, Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon & Wiltshire, and Gloucestershire.

The project, funded by the Health Foundation, NHS England and NHS Improvement, aims to assess the effectiveness of...

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Tech-powered borrow and return scheme launches in Bristol

Another UK first launches in Bristol today with CanCan , the country's first city-wide borrow and return scheme for hospitality, events and corporates. Built around an app connecting users to smart trackable cups & food containers each fitted with a unique QR code, the innovative scheme gives traders and businesses cost effective and easy ways to reduce their use of disposable cups and...

Bristol Technology Festival unveils schedule for October showcase

Bristol Technology Festival (BTF) has unveiled a packed schedule for its tech showcase event, taking place during the week of October 11-15.

Now into its third edition, BTF is an annual celebration designed to bring together events, people and communities to share, learn and explore technology developments in the southwest region. Events will encompass a range of sectors from green...

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West Cornwall’s wild Tin Coast brought to life with new interactive app

The Tin Coast Partnership have commissioned award-winning Cornish tech firm, Data Duopoly, to develop an interactive experience for visitors exploring the tin mining World Heritage Sites in West Cornwall.

The XplorTINCOAST app aims to bring this wild stretch of coastline and its historical stories to life, better connecting visitors to the area. As well as enhancing the visitor...

How we can make the South West a hub of public sector technology excellence

The South West plays a key role in ensuring the UK’s public sector functions effectively. The region is home to some of the nation’s most important service providers, including HMRC, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Met Office, not to mention 36 local councils.

Like many private companies, these organisations are increasingly turning to technology to provide better,...

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South West consultancy Mace & Menter expands team after landing a series of user centred design projects for the NHS

Bristol-based service design and UX specialist Mace & Menter has made four key appointments to its team, including former Defra and Portuguese government service designers. The growth comes as the company expands its innovative work with government and the NHS to help improve the way people experience services.

Andrew Grimes joins Mace & Menter as Experience Design Director,...

Software Cornwall's Tech Connect Event, July 2021

Software Cornwall hosts Tech Connect event on July 22nd

Software Cornwall are hosting their quartlery Tech Connect event on Thursday 22nd July, 1-3pm.

Tech Connect events offer the perfect opportunity to engage with Software Cornwall members as well as the wider tech and software community. They can include a mixture of talks, workshops and some guided networking.

This month's Tech Connect will explore facial recognition, virtual...