South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) Launches Edtesa

South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) Launches Edtesa to Champion Positive Work Environments for UK Businesses

The leading online safety charity, SWGfL, unveils Edtesa, an online platform offering UK businesses and organisations a suite of digital tools to assist in online safety practice whilst also supporting the development of healthy, positive work environments.

Following years of careful research, the two tools being launched with Edtesa are:

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    Popular hospital Practice Plus Group Hospital Plymouth has appointed two dementia leads from among its team to further strengthen its offering to patients with dementia.

    The two leads are Paul Soley, Physiotherapy Manager, and Nicola Cornish (job title). Their role will see them ensuring that patients with dementia are receiving care tailored to their needs, that dementia-friendly...

    Devon holiday parks thank NHS heroes with discount stays

    Six popular holiday parks in Devon are giving NHS staff a 10 per cent discount off their holidays as a thank-you for all their hard work during the coronavirus crisis.

    The discount was announced by Park Holidays UK as the group's holiday parks prepare to re-open on 12 April, and is available to 1.3 million NHS workers across the UK.

    It can be claimed against any holiday...

    Resurgence in webcam scam fooling Plymouth “work from home” staff

    A clever online scam that’s been around for years has seen a resurgence in Plymouth in the last few weeks – because everyone’s using their webcams more.

    The so-called “sextortion” scam fools staff into thinking they’ve been filmed by their own webcam while visiting adult websites.

    Some choose to pay up to £1,000 in Bitcoin to prevent the videos being released.


    Initiative boosts healthcare workers’ morale and supports local business

    An initiative to boost staff morale during the COVID-19 crisis has been introduced by Care UK, which runs Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre in a bid to support local businesses as many battle huge uncertainty under the current circumstances.

    Colleagues at Peninsula NHS Treatment are contributing to the fight against COVID-19 by providing additional support University Hospitals Plymouth...

    Minister's message to BHS staff

    Anna Soubry, Minister of State (Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise) for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, has delivered the government's stance on the plight facing British Home Stores staff.

    She delivered the following statement to the House of Commons:

    "This is obviously a very difficult time for all the employees, somewhere between 8,500...

    Pregnancy research at Derriford in international spotlight

    Researchers at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust have played a key role in two major, national trials which will change treatment for mothers-to-be.

    The results of the trials have been published in international journals within days of each other.

    The OPPTIMUM study was published in The Lancet at the weekend and The 35/39 Trial was published in the New England Journal of Medicine (...

    No Christmas cheer for a quarter of UK workers

    The festive season is almost upon us, and office workers around the UK may face some disappointment in the workplace, as 27% of people are doubtful they’ll be able to get the time off work they need to enjoy the Christmas holidays.

    Office supply company, Viking, surveyed 1,500 office workers to investigate one of the most contentious aspects HR departments have to face: taking time off...

    Employees leave for better work life balance

    The number one reason people leave their jobs is to seek out opportunities with a better work life balance, reveals new research from leading recruitment specialist Robert Half UK.

    With unique access to employees when they leave a company via exit interviews, nearly a third (30%) of HR directors identified the attraction of a better work life balance is what really drives people to...

    Family thank hospital staff

    The family of a patient who died have paid a visit to staff on the Planned Investigation Unit (PIU) and Hound Ward, to thank them for the excellent care received whilst in hospital.

    Roma Banks, who passed in April 2015, spent a lot of time at Derriford Hospital and her husband, Tony Banks, and her daughters wanted to show their appreciation and present staff with two large cakes as a...