AHCP Conference 2017

AHCP National Forum 2017 `Learning Together Growing Stronger‘ – Hexham, Northumberland on 7-9th June 2017

The event delivered some extremely valuable and informative content along with great networking opportunities with colleagues in the cleaning industry. The 2017 forum, Learning Together Growing Strong took on a fresh new educational format providing delegates with more workshop sessions and face-to-face time with exhibitors.

2017 Topics to included:

Team focussed delivery – Implementing small changes to delivery teams and how it can benefit the organisation

The changing face of employment – Staff representations to understand the employee perspective

North East Transformation System – Working together growing strong – applying multi-disciplinary approaches to problem solving through lean Read More

Content Manager for DataFlex 18.2 released

Data Access have announced the release of version 4.6 of DataFlex Content Manager (formerly known as Electos). The most important difference is that this version is compatible with DataFlex WebApp Server 2016 (v18.2) and that the studio now reflects the same new DataFlex branding.

Other than that, important improvements are the new visual design of the Studio, and enhanced notification emails. Another welcome new feature is the ability to export and import Document structures, and before importing document structures, it checks for duplicate records. The FCK editor now supports a Syntax highlighter. Read More

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MacMillan vMDT project

logoWe are pleased to announce our recent collaboration with the MacMillan Cancer Support and the Christie NHS Foundation Trust in the provision of a new secure on-line advisory forum.

Following cancer treatment, some people require long-term support which can be complex in nature.  In order to provide expert advice from a range of specialists, the MacMillan virtual multi-disciplinary team (vMDT) platform has been created to facilitate this.

The new vMDT platform developed by Asckey Data Services is a secure, user-friendly online forum providing healthcare professionals quick and easy access to multi-specialist advice for patients with complex or severe chronic symptoms following cancer treatment. The aim is to improve the outcomes and quality of life for people experiencing these issues. Read More

Hunts Post Business Awards

hunts-post-bus-awardsThe awards have been in place since 1997 and since their conception, they have become a leading event.  Recognising and rewarding innovation and best practice within the Huntingdon business community, the Gala awards ceremony earlier this month at Burgess Hall, St Ives was attended by a wide range of local businesses who’s hard work and dedication had been recognised by the team of judges from the local business community.

Asckey were finalists in the Innovation Award catagory for fmfirst® PLACE mobile, a mobile application that simplifies the NHS PLACE data collection process. Replacing the former Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) inspections, PLACE is the new system for assessing the quality of the patient environment. Read More

A Digital NHS

Briefing paper from the King’s Fund gives an introduction to the new agenda for a Digital NHS (in Health Care) and plans for implementation.


In recent years, the digital agenda in health care has been the subject of an array of promises and plans, ranging from the Secretary of State’s challenge to the NHS to ‘go paperless’ to the commitment set out in the NHS’s Five Year Forward View to ‘harness the information revolution’. But have expectations been set too high? And is there sufficient clarity about the funding available to achieve this vision?

This report looks at the key commitments made and what we know about progress to date, grouped under three broad themes:

  • interoperable electronic health records
  • patient-focused digital technology
  • secondary use of data, transparency and consent.

It identifies barriers to further progress and opportunities for delivering on the digital agenda. Read More

ISO success

Asckey successfully completed the ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 27001:2013 recertification and interim audit in 2016.  The audit was successfully completed with no non-conformities identified.

ISO 9001:2008

UKAS IMS ISO 9001ISO 9001:2008 requires organisations to have a robust quality management system.  This must demonstrate a consistency in  providing products and services that meet both customer and relevant statutory and regulatory requirements. Compliance ensures increased operational efficiency, improved documentation, fewer customer complaints, and greater employee awareness.

It enhances customer satisfaction through effective systems application, including processes for continual improvement and the assurance of system conformity. ISO 9001:2008 requirements are generic and applicable to all organisations, regardless of type, size and product/service provided. Read More

NHS funding challenges champion

New BMA deputy pledges to highlight funding crisis

Health Business magazine this month reports that David Wrigley, the British Medical Association’s (BMA) newly elected deputy chair of council has assured that he will use his position to hold the government to account over the challenges facing the NHS.  Read the full article.


CAFM Summer News

Discover the hottest CAFM news in the fmfirst Summer 2016 newsletter.

Is your current system meeting your needs? Find out the very latest developments in CAFM with PLACE survey, Asbestos, Legionella and Waste Management tools and more.

Alternatively, contact us to arrange your free CAFM system review today!

New NHS funding route

Future imageNHS England announces the launch of a new funding programme for NHS focused medtech innovations.

The plan aims to accelerate the update of new medtech devices and aps for patients with chronic health conditions.

Read full NHS funding article