A windy and wet hello to all current and future customers. The sun can’t be far away now…. surely!?
January and now nearly all of February seem to have elapsed, so it’s time for the latest set of news and (hopefully) useful content from Oscar Towers.
So, without further ado, here goes:
Customer Guide – As a result of some recent upgrades to our PSN Supplier subscriptions, we have updated our Customer Area Guide
GDPR – We felt it was time to update our GDPR Q&A document. The new and shiny version can be seen here
Government – Following our departure from the EU in January, the MEP’s and Department for Exiting the EU have been removed from the live database. The MP database has, of course, been fully updated post the general elections at the end of last year.
Our Councillor database has been fully refreshed following the post election updates back in May to July 2019 and the now completed annual review of non election councils. All ready for the next round of updates in May 2020!
Healthcare – ‘Social Prescribing’ is likely to become a pretty universal model of care managed at a PCN level (groups of GP Surgeries). We will in due course be able to look at adding the Link workers (where they are recruited internally within the PCN/Surgeries – rather than where they decide to use external agencies). Meantime though and as this gets ‘bedded in’, we are collecting the PCN Clinical Leads which we’re currently collecting (500 currently on the system as of today and number increasing weekly). These can be found under the ‘Boards/Committee’ functional area, the category being: ‘PCN Clinical Director’.
We have also added a number of new functional categories to our Care Homes database to cover a new set of Senior and Board Level post holders within Care Home Groups. These include Operational, Facilities, Human Resources, Public Relations and Quality Assurance. If you’d like to know more, just shout.
Education – We have recently made over 4000 contact and organisational changes across our Further and Higher Educational dataset so far in 2020 – this includes 623 new post holders. For those with subscriptions, please make sure you take the latest updates.
We are also continuing our focus on Academy Convertors and MAT’s across the Schools database. There is also more to come on the Schools side with new data points being added – so stay tuned for details of those in due course.
PSN – Free!?, yes FREE. Our new PSN supplier subscription is free of charge for one and all. This provides subscribers with:
If you have an existing Oscar customer account, just log-in and you can activate your PSN Supplier subscription there. If you don’t yet have an Oscar customer account, then firstly why not?? – and secondly, you can get one and in so doing activate your free subscription here
One Pager – We are often asked what we do – and after much head scratching we have come up with a (relatively) concise overview of all things Oscar – See here
Mapping – We have a new geo and data mapping presentation available for your enjoyment. Please have a click to find out more
Following the November General Election, we have created some comparison maps showing the differences at a constituency level pre and post the results. The new Political Map can be seen here
Plenty more that could be said, but I’ll save that for the Spring newsletter, hopefully when temperatures are higher than the wind speed and we can all leave the brollies at home!
Meantime, keep safe, warm and well!
James and Team at Oscar.