August 2019

Texthelp's Own Journey to Becoming a Disability Confident Employer


Our vision here at Texthelp is of a world where difference, disability or language are no longer barriers. Couple that with our mission of wanting to help unlock everyone’s full potential through innovative technology, and it only makes sense that we get involved in the Department of Work and Pensions’ Disability Confident scheme. Whilst we’ve been committed to the scheme for some time, we’re now a proud Disability Confident Employer with our sights set on becoming a Disability Confident Leader in the near future. So, here’s a little sneak peek into our journey…

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Texthelp’s NHS Expo 2019 Recommended Sessions: A Focus on Digital Health


If you work in the Health Sector, you are sure to be familiar with the Health and Care Innovation Expo (also known as the NHS Expo), which is taking place on 4 - 5 September 2019. For those that aren’t familiar, it is the largest NHS-hosted event of the year, attracting 5,000 people from the NHS, social care, local government, the third sector and the commercial sector - including us!

We will be sharing Stand #107 with our friends from the Patient Information Forum (PIF). As advocates of Digital Health Literacy, we are excited about this year’s theme of bringing the NHS Long Term Plan to life. After all, one of the core aspects of the Long Term Plan is the expansion of digitally enabled care across the NHS.

If you are also interested in Digital Health or Health Literacy, here are the sessions we recommend attending at this year’s NHS Expo. Hope to see you there!

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International law firm, Pinsent Masons, are reaping the rewards of the Disability Confident scheme


In this short series of blogs, we’ve teamed up with some of our fellow Disability Confident organisations to explore the benefits of joining the Department of Work and Pensions’ Disability Confident Scheme. In this first blog in the series we asked Kate Fergusson, Head of Responsible Business at International law firm Pinsent Masons, why they joined the scheme and what the rewards have been so far…

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Health literacy challenge and the NHS Long Term Plan


The NHS Expo aims to “inspire leaders and clinicians to make improvements for patients and service users,” with almost three-quarters pledging to start new projects or initiatives after visiting. It unites people from right across the health and social care sector to share experiences, learn from each other, and find solutions. 

This year’s Expo is focused on bringing the NHS Long Term Plan to life. With that in mind, we sat down with our partners for the Expo, the Patient Information Forum, to explore what the Long Term Plan lays out and what it means for the future of health literacy.

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