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Advanced proton therapy cancer treatment comes to the UK: Is your oncology team ready?

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Proton therapy cancer treatment: Are UK healthcare professionals ready?

Cancer treatment has moved forward in leaps and bounds since radiotherapy was first introduced at the start of the 19th century after the discovery of “A New Kind of Ray” by German physics professor, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen.

Proton therapy is the next revelation to follow a long line of advancements that have been made since then and it looks like it’s about to take the UK by storm.

The first proton beam therapy cancer treatment centre of this kind in the UK went into operation in August 2018 at The Christie Manchester. With a second opening planned in London, it is clear to see that involvement in this development is set to grow.

Therefore, it makes sense to update the knowledge and best practices of cancer treatment staff now so that you can prepare treatment options and keep standards high for your patients.

With any advancement in medical technology or treatment, healthcare staff need knowledge and training in order to be able to provide the best care and patient outcomes possible, as well as helping new treatments to work effectively.

For those who are keen to stay ahead, we have some exciting news!

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The devil in directors: Are you a responsible boss?

save your business - devil in directors Many directors and CEO’s throughout the UK have a true passion for their business and a genuine feeling of responsibility towards their organisation, as well as the staff that help to make it work.

However, in difficult times, when cash flow isn’t quite balanced and money is tight, people can change…

The boss that was once an advocate for positive attitudes and working together to make progress, all of a sudden becomes the devil in disguise and makes the lives of their subordinates the equivalent to living in the pits of hell.

When push comes to shove and there are demons at your door, some bosses go into self-preservation mode and as a result choose to disregard the potential impact of their decisions on customers and suppliers, as well as staff.

This isn’t the case 100% of the time, but most of you will have heard horror stories of this occurring and been disgusted by the attitude of those involved.

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Leadership: Navigate your business to success

By now we all know the business environment is by no means smooth sailing and we all venture into stormy weather at some point.Leadership: Navigate your business to success

Businesses are very much like ships at sea, and like any ship, your business requires a captain to ensure it reaches its destination.

You are the leader of your vessel, which means it’s your challenge to navigate your way through the rough and stormy seas whilst keeping your crew safe. As part of this responsibility, it’s up to the captain to identify when things are not running smoothly.

A great captain can identify when their ship is running into dangerous waters or even predict when their crew is under pressure. Perhaps at this point of realisation, the captain must act quickly to solve the problem, restore employee productivity and improve business performance; so that their ship can stay afloat.

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Coaching and mentoring your team to success

When we hear the term ‘coaching’, many will think of sports coaches who teach, motivate and inspire their team to achieve more on the pitch.Coaching and mentoring your team to success

With this in mind, perhaps, business coaching is not far from sports coaching. Think of the manager as the coach and the players are the employees.

Organisations now require a new breed of manager that acts as a coach for their team and their players.

Creating a winning environment

Coaches and managers have many important things in common; teamwork, motivation and people management. Therefore, it’s fair to say that professional sports coaches provide great role models for managers.

Essentially, the parallels between the sporting world and the business world are numerous.

But, how important is coaching and mentoring to your organisation?

Well, a staggering “93% of managers need training in coaching employees”

And “30% of employees said they had benefited from the advice and guidance of a mentor”

This means that organisations need to start focusing on ‘coaching their managers’ to get the most out of and retain their best employees.

So, where do you start?

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Robotic technology the future of business: Competitors or co-bots?

What is robotic technology and how will it impact your businesses success?

Robots have been appearing in sci-fi movies and on TV for decades. When we think of robots we think of the Terminator, Transformers, Blade Runner and the list goes on.

Thanks to these movies we’ve been dreading the rise of robots for decades. Robotic technology the future of business: Competitors or co-bots?

Yet we still believe that robots are a fantasy concept.

If I had told you twenty years ago that your favourite robot movie might become the real thing, you would’ve laughed, right?

But guess what?

The future is here, and it’s bringing robots.

94% of businesses in the UK and US said they either embrace robots or felt a robotic future is inevitable”.

The truth is robotic technology is amongst us and finally making their way into the real world. We’ve all been fascinated by the idea of futuristic robots but this type of artificial intelligence also leaves space for some scary speculations!

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The importance of cyber security with Frank Satterwhite

Frank Satterwhite NATO style cyber securityAs a cyber security specialist / independent consultant at NATO, Frank Satterwhite has in-depth insight into the best practice on how to protect online assets with cyber defence strategies. While Frank is not a spokesperson for NATO or the military, he has extensive experience in NATO, Coalition, and military environments.

He is now sharing his skills and experience with the next wave of cyber security professionals that are to emerge from the Certified Information Systems Security Professional course with Salford Professional Development. Frank is also due to be a keynote speaker at one of Europe’s largest Cyber and Cloud Events – the cyber security cloud expo – about building a stronger, more cyber-aware workforce.

“Cyber security is everyone’s responsibility”

We are incredibly excited for Frank to join us in this boot camp style CISSP programme, so we’ve been in touch to learn a little more about the in’s and out’s of cyber security and why you should attend this course:

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Digital inclusion: Breaking down the digital barriers

How many times have you heard the phrase ‘digital inclusion’?

It’s pretty obvious by now there’s a global movement towards digital inclusion, and there’s no denying that the housing sector needs to get to grips with digital inclusion. Digital inclusion Breaking down the digital barriers

Housing associations face new challenges from having to adapt to different tools and technology that can assist in meeting increasing service demands and help them operate more efficiently.

This is why it makes sense for the housing sector to be digitally ready.

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Waterfall vs agile project management: It’s all oranges and onions

Like many things in life, when it comes to project management the success of your project begins way before the work gets underway. For this reason, choosing the appropriate project management framework for your requirements is an important decision in any project.

In an ideal world, all our projects would run smoothly. Unfortunately, in reality, that’s not quite the case. A staggering 97% of organisations believe project management is critical to business performance and organisational success.

So, how can you be confident that your project is managed effectively? There are lots of frameworks out there and the decision is not always an easy task.

Have you ever heard of the analogy oranges and onions?

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Digital innovation: Transform your business and embrace change

Without a doubt, advancements in digital innovation are revolutionising the way we operate. It is more than just embracing the latest technology, it requires businesses to remodel their strategies and undertake an ongoing culture change.    Digital Innovation

In recent years, digital innovation is causing a storm in the business world, since it is obvious that innovation is the only thing consistent in digital transformation. It is important for you as an organisation to stay ahead of the competition.

With digitalisation leaving a digital disruption on existing business models, this is forcing organisations to move quickly to capture opportunities in this digital era.

In order for organisations to be ready for the next digital revolution, you must understand how to transform digitally and embrace change, this could well be how to survive.

The question is how do we embrace change? Get the tools that you need here. Read more…..

 
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Claiming the throne to digital marketing

digital marketing skills for successMany ask themselves the fundamental question, what is digital marketing?

A great analogy to describe it is that it’s like playing a game of chess…

In a game of chess, the player begins with six different types of pieces and each piece moves differently.

Like chess, digital marketing has six fundamental pieces:

  • Content marketing
  • Search engines
  • Websites
  • Social media
  • Email
  • And mobile…

Digital marketing has always been about connecting to your audience in the right place, at the right time. Unfortunately, most businesses can be compared to a beginner chess player who makes predictable moves without any real plan behind them. This is not a good strategy for success, which is why we’ve put together this list of ways to claim the throne to digital marketing… Let’s begin! Read more…..

 
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