Monthly Archives: April 2013

Retailers put their money on multi-channel

Retailers are letting the world know that communicating with consumers via multiple platforms is integral in 2013 by choosing to prioritise integration over global growth. New analysis by Accenture shows that many of the world’s largest retailers are scaling back expansion plans in favour of turning the microscope inwards and focusing on strengthening their store, […]

Launch of care profiles places emphasis on transparency

The launch of care profiles will place a new emphasis on transparency for providers. Care and support minister Norman Lamb unveiled the new profiles, which are now available on NHS Choices and act as the most comprehensive source of information on care providers. This is designed to give patients greater choice and aid them when […]

Healthcare professionals ‘aided by mobile devices’

Mobile technology can make a real difference to the quality of care within the National Health Service (NHS), it has been claimed. Writing for, Colin Reid, chief executive of TotalMobile, said connected mobile solutions give staff the right information and tools to do their job, in any place, at any time. He noted that […]

4G services set to boost mobile working capabilities

Advances in the field of mobile technology are enabling many businesses and organisations to change the way they operate on a day-by-day basis. Increasingly, firms are arming their workforces with smartphones, media tablets, personal organisers and other mobile handsets, each equipped with internet connectivity. This ensures employees are contactable from any location where they can […]

Do you have risk assessment in place for lone workers?

On-site risk assessments are an integral part of a business’ operations, but what happens when you have to contend with the threats encountered by a lone worker? When threats are out of your control, protecting against them becomes more difficult and to ensure staff as a safe as possible, risk assessments have to become a […]

Security workers to double-up as litter wardens in Leeds

Security workers are to be deployed as additional litter wardens in Leeds as part of a six-month trial, it has been reported. According to the BBC, five employees from private security firm 3GS will have the jurisdiction to issue £75 fines for littering or dog fouling in parts of the city. Leeds City Council will […]

Online growth outpacing UK economy

Online businesses in the UK are growing more than 50 times faster than the economy, showing the importance of reaching out to consumers via new mediums. Barclays Online Business Outlook 2013 showed the average online company surveyed enjoyed 11.4 per cent annual growth over the last three years. Conversely, the British economy is expanding at […]

CQC makes radical changes to improve care

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is to introduce a series of radical changes in a bid to improve the standard of care in the UK. In its strategy for 2013 to 2016, the organisation revealed it will be reforming the way it inspects and regulate services to promote safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care. “We […]