May 6, 2021

The Best Healthcare Systems Around the World

The NHS is a huge source of pride in the UK, with over half of NHS staff working unpaid overtime every week to treat patients. But what are the best healthcare systems around the world, and what are they like? We’ve ranked OECD countries on metrics such as healthcare spending as a % of GDP, […]

Jan 28, 2021

The NHS and patient-centred care

Patient-centred care is a term frequently used by us, the industry and most importantly the NHS – but what does patient-centred care actually mean? In this post, you can find out its true definition, why the NHS follows this unique healthcare approach, the benefits and a real-life example. So, what is patient-centred care? Patient-centred care […]

Jan 26, 2021

The problem with presenteeism in the NHS, and why it can’t be ignored

The subject of presenteesim within the NHS is perhaps something that’s been overlooked in recent months; with all NHS staff working tirelessly to protect the public, it’s now become common place to hear stories of doctors, nurses and locums working far beyond their regular hours – all in the name of keeping us all safe. […]

Jan 11, 2021

Interoperability: What is it, and why is it so important to the NHS?

Interoperability seems to be something of the go-to buzzword in the world of healthcare workforce solutions right now – and it’s easy to understand why. The digital transformation of the NHS forms a critical part of the 2019 Long Term Plan, which outlines how the NHS must become fit for changing needs of the British […]

Dec 16, 2020

6 Key issues holding back the digital transformation of the NHS

Digital transformation is a foundational change in how organisations operate; from fundamental day-to-day business processes, to staffing culture and the end-to-end customer experiences. Whilst it can be logistical challenge, it can lead to organisations being more agile, efficient and responsive to market and business needs. The NHS is currently in the midst of its own digital […]

Oct 28, 2020

ID Medical’s Guide to Getting Around via the UK’s Public Transport System

Getting where you need to go isn’t always fun, especially when you’ve first arrived in a new country – but it’s important to note that the UK public transport system is extremely well connected and efficient, making travelling relatively painless. Whether you’re getting a tube from North London to South or hopping on a plane […]

Oct 23, 2020

The ID Medical guide to becoming an Ophthalmologist!

Did you know that in the UK over 2 million people are living with sight loss, severe enough to have a significant impact on their daily lives? However, there’s one specialist group of healthcare professionals with a particular set of expertise, knowledge and experience to help educate, care and treat the UK and their eye-related […]

Aug 26, 2020

The power of E-Rostering: its 5 amazing advantages!

E-Rostering is going to play a vital part of the digital transformation of the NHS. But why is it really needed, and what are the advantages? Whilst the NHS is classified as one of the best healthcare systems in the world, it’s also one of the most outdated when it comes to workforce management. With […]

Jul 13, 2020

How to Survive Junior Doctor Rotations

The transition from medical school to your foundation years can be the most exciting yet daunting step within your medical career. That being said, it’s a time to celebrate as you will now be working in a hospital full-time, learning new experiences and have increased responsibility. So, we want to give you our top tips […]

Jul 8, 2020

Can hospitals afford to ignore their employee engagement?

When we talk about engaging employees and employee engagement, it’s often the case that business and commercial settings will most likely spring to mind. However, with the world of work in flux for everyone right now, employee engagement has perhaps never been more important – and none more so than in the world of healthcare. […]