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What does the future hold for digital healthcare?


Supermarkets and high street pharmacies across the UK have started to introduce drop-in facilities and self-help kiosks. Photograph: Sergio Dionisio/AP

Everyone in the healthcare industry knows what challenges we face – an ageing population, more lifestyle-related ill health and growing constraints on budgets. In a nutshell, there is an increasing demand for services but fewer resources to deliver them.

Social work in Australia: virtual teams offer supervision

Technology offers an accessible and affordable way for rural and isolated social workers to connect, reflect and learn

Amanda Nickson

An old water-pumping windmill stands in front of an abandoned farmhouse in Gawler, South Australia. Photograph: www.corbis.com/Paul A. Souders

Social work practice in rural Australia faces high staff turnover, burnout and difficulties in recruitment and retention. A lack of supervision and professional development opportunities have been identified as contributing to difficulties.

My research describes the process of peer supervision in virtual teams in rural and remote Australia, based on a research trial over a 12-month period.

Pot of gold! Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire receive £60m for roads, rail, education and broadband improvements

Proposals would see 95 per cent of homes in Norfolk and Suffolk covered by broadband.

Monday, July 7, 2014
11:25 AM

Better broadband, new roads and college buildings will be built in Norfolk and Suffolk amid a multi-million diversion of government funds which the prime minister claims will create “real change” in the region.