The NHS might have marked its 70 th birthday in July, but there’s no denying there’s been little cause for celebration in recent years. In fact, it’s widely acknowledged that the UK’s healthcare system is in a state of crisis , as it battles a lack of staff, financially stretched services, and a record demand for care.
As it stands, the
In a strong economy, most businesses will enjoy greater prosperity. Disposable income is at a high, consumers are financially confident, which means they’re more likely to increase their purchasing. For SMEs, it can be a double-edged sword. As trading ramps up, SME workforces can feel too stretched to handle all the new business. If the economy slumps, they’re the first to feel the
All businesses are the same, but also different. They face broadly similar challenges – reduce costs, increase profitability, win more customers, manage growth in increasingly uncertain market conditions – but the solutions to those challenges will differ depending on the size, location, industry and objectives of the individual business.
Similarly, while digital transformation is something all businesses must address, how they do
The world of international finance is fast moving; modern banking is an always-on, 24 hour business, and for real success, reliable and effective means of communication are an essential component of that business.
Huge advances in telecommunications technology mean that the great banking cities like London are now hyper-connected smart cities, with burgeoning high tech commerce centres – the world of finance demands great communications tools as a fundamental backbone to doing business.
It’s no secret that red tape plagues much of the NHS. In fact, it’s an all too familiar story across many government organisations. Complex operations mean separate divisions tend to work in isolation and, as a result, information becomes difficult to share and inefficient processes ensue.
This can be seen in the health service today. Patients often move between GPs, specialists, and other parts
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