The benefits of hybrid working for healthcare
COVID-19 has caused huge disruption across society as a whole, including specific and substantial challenges for healthcare and the NHS.
Social distancing and other safety measures mean more remote working, and healthcare organisations need to find solutions for both staff who are working on-site and those working remotely. Hybrid working offers a way for NHS organisations to achieve what they need to without sacrificing productivity.
In this blog, we take a look at how organisations can move to hybrid working, highlighting an example of how our team at Phoenix worked with one NHS Trust to achieve hybrid working with Microsoft technology.
Looking ahead while guarding safety
As organisations in other sectors return to normal, the healthcare sector has a tough balancing act. First it needs to keep an eye firmly on the pandemic, preparing for potential future spikes in infections. But it must also adapt, recover and begin to resume normal service. Many life-saving services were reduced or put on hold for most of 2020, due to resources being directed towards battling COVID-19.
Now it’s time to focus on restoring productivity levels across the entire NHS, while ensuring the safety of staff and patients. This means ensuring staff can collaborate and communicate in the ‘new normal’. But there are a range of obstacles that organisations often face before they can do that.