Our CEO, Suzy Foster, took part in Health Tech Newspaper's interview series to discuss how we have responded to the coronavirus and what we've got coming up over the next 12 months.
“I’m not going to lie, returning to work after maternity leave was pretty much the most challenging thing I have ever done”. Our Head of Acute Products, Lauren Latham, recently wrote a fantastic internal blog to talk about the way the EMIS Returners Programme helped her rebuild her confidence after becoming a mum. “[People] talk about the challenge of a new born, the sleepless nights, the financial impact… but not the mental challenge of returning to work and trying to carve out a successful career, whilst also trying to be a good mum.” “Thanks to the Returners Programme and the support of EMIS, I now have successfully returned to work confident in my ability, and with no more imposter syndrome! I know my value. I know my brand. I know it’s perfectly normal to struggle and most importantly, I’m ok with it. Thanks EMIS for supporting me and others just like me.”
We ended last year with our annual Long Service Awards. The awards celebrated the commitment, loyalty and hard work of 27 of our colleagues who have been a part of EMIS for 20 years! It was a memorable evening that gave special recognition to those who truly deserve it.
Last night we hosted our second The.Girl.Code event! The event aims to inspire the next generation of women in tech and last nights event saw great talks and panel discussions on: • Career journeys into Tech • Professional vs Personal Balance • Tech = Coding, is that it? • How to Juggle Life and a Successful Career Thank you to all our amazing speakers and to everyone that attended.
At EMIS Group we’re working hard to support our people with all aspects of their mental health wellbeing. Last month Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England delivered invaluable training to our first cohort of Mental Health First Aiders, who now act as a point of contact for those who need someone to talk to. We are so proud of our MHFAs and can already see the difference they're making!
After conquering the Yorkshire Three Peaks last year, this year we set our sights on a new challenge all in support of the charity Mind! 38 colleagues from across the business took part in our Extreme Edale Challenge consisting of four different routes ranging in distance from 25-100KM. Well done to everyone that took part and a big thank you to everyone that donated - we managed to raise an impressive £20,000!
It's often the little things that make the biggest difference, so when our 6 newest development apprentices arrived for their first day, they were given a welcome pack of helpful kit, including a wireless charger, laptop stickers, a water bottle and more!
In February, a group from our Development teams in Leeds and Bolton travelled to Manchester to talk about Apprentices. Since then we have confirmed our partnership with Code Nation - Creating Employable Talent and are supporting employees as they start a career in the world of technology. Check out our video to hear about what we're doing and stay tuned over the next few weeks as we will continue to share more information and detail on our Software Developer Apprenticeship Programme with you! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMvRl
New Year… New Tech… New Platforms… This week it all started: Our teams across the UK have begun the work to migrate our systems to the new, cloud-based platform that seamlessly links different healthcare teams and systems,which will be known as EMIS-X. Our Leeds office celebrated this milestone with some cake before all the hard work began! Andy Thorburn, our CEO, has said “We believe EMIS-X will help to hugely improve efficiency and patient safety, while providing dramatic cost savings to the NHS”. Exciting times ahead...
Teams across EMIS Group have been celebrating in the run up to Christmas and to end a fantastic year of achievements! One of the achievements we're especially proud of is raising £70,000 for our charity partner Mind. We've climbed the height of Everest, walked the Yorkshire Three Peaks, dressed up, baked cakes, helped in Mind charity shops and more. And, to top it all off, our Group Executive Team have donated an extra £10,000 to the pot meaning we've now raised a total of £80,000! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!