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Transforming our walk-in centre into a dedicated Covid Hot Hub to provide care for potential Covid-19 patients
In just nine days we helped the local Primary Care Networks and the Royal Berkshire Hospital to transform our walk-in centre into a dedicated Covid Hot Hub and provide a second stage triage for symptomatic potential Covid-19 patients across the locality.
Supporting the system in freeing up hospital beds and helping patients on the road to recovery.
Virgin Care is one of the first organisations in the country to have successfully introduced the electronic prescription service (EPS) in paediatric community services.
We want to try everything we can to make sure our more than 5,000 employees are keeping well during this pandemic.
The ability to provide a quick, efficient and flexible immunisation service has never been more important and Virgin Care has developed a model allowing it to efficiently run vaccination programmes over large geographical areas.
Our Head of Quality and Risk, Cath Marsland, writes about how we’re communicating important updates with our clinicians during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Virgin Care’s in-house Learning and Development company has been able to respond quickly in the pandemic to deliver new training for staff through Virtual Classroom technology.
To celebrate the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, our Long Service Award winner, Susan Davies gives us fascinating insight into her life in nursing.
Our Colleague Engagement and Events Executive tells us all about Virgin Care’s Feel the Difference Fund and our incredible Feel the Difference Awards night, where we celebrated teams and individuals who went the extra mile for their colleagues and service users.
Brian Kinsella is Clinical Lead and Clinical Nurse Continence Specialist in East Staffordshire. Over the last 18 months, Brian and Learning Disability Nurse Steph Brinklow, have been visiting care and assisted living homes together, educating staff about continence issues and helping to change the lives of people they care for.
Adele Dick is a healthcare assistant at dermatology centres in Grimsby and Scunthorpe. She was nominated for a Feel the Difference award by her area manager for her unwavering cheerful demeanour.
Towards the end of June in the midst of the heatwave, at one of our senior management meetings we agreed it would be nice to do something to help cool the patients down a bit and cheer them up. We tried to think outside of the box and decided to buy some ice lollies.