At Chits, we are lucky to have access to some of the leading healthcare professionals in the country who are all currently doing their bit to help the country through this crisis. Here, we explore the work a leading bariatric surgeon did to source Burberry gowns for St Mary’s hospital.
Dr Sanjay Purkayastha, a leading Senior Clinical Lecturer in Bariatric Surgery at Imperial College London recently acted upon a shortage of PPE at St Mary’s hospital by teaming up with Burberry to provide surgical gowns. Following some testing and review, the 2000+ gowns were certified for use and distributed across staff members at St Mary’s.
Chits are pleased to announce a new virtual appointment booking system enabling patients or clients to book direct into your diary to conduct virtual meetings.
If you are looking to take your business online, continue meeting clients via video conference and/ or struggling with the admin of online meetings then BookEasy is the system for you!
We hope all is well, you are settling in and enjoying the benefits of remote working from home. This weeks blog post will continue on the theme of positivity, with a specific focus on how to remain productive and engaged whilst working from home.
Before delving into the topic, may we take this opportunity to thank all of our Professional Healthcare clients currently working on the frontline to help Coronavirus patients through both their physical & mental stresses. If there is anything we can do to help during this time, please do not hesitate to reach out.
In light of all the news and headlines related to Coronavirus. Chits have consolidated a list of positive news stories related to COVID-19 to lift our spirits. These have been fact-checked by our team with some links attached for further information.
Staying positive during this time is key to overcoming even the hardest of challenges.
I write as both a cancer surgeon, scientist and pilgrim. My book, The Journey: Spirituality, Pilgrimage and Chant was all about repetitive chant, the Celtic concept of “thin” holy places and the joys of long distance walking. For many years during Lent I have rather smugly tried to do something positive every day for somebody else (over and above normal patient care) and to visit a consecrated site on a daily basis. This year the added master plan had been to walk with my family from Ely to Walsingham as a pre- Easter pilgrimage and then travel onwards to Iona for Easter itself.
We live in a world where we have millions of people at our fingertips. Many of us don’t quite realise the magnitude of that. Each and every single one of our posts has the potential to reach the entire world, from north to south, east & west. It doesn’t matter which part of the globe you are targeting there is a way to reach the exact kind of people that will benefit from knowing your business.
It is a common misconception that you have to be a big brand in order to have a big following, big marketing budget with expensive gadgets to analyse your data, boost your posts and deliver conversions.
However this is not always the case.
Especially in marketing – creativity, knowing your product & your target audience is much more important than any flashy gadget or tool which promises you the hacks of the digital world.
In a world where everybody wants to be on top of the search engines, have millions of likes and thousands of followers (at least) how can we put out content which holds integrity and is respectful of our receivers?
Simple – keep the ethos of your brand, live what you advertise & don’t get wrapped up by numbers.
Statistics can be manipulated to show you an unrealistic picture, numbers can be used to sell you something which may not be true.
So, what’s the point of marketing? – You may ask…
Artificial intelligence (AI) is often mistaken as a 21st century phenomena very much in its grassroots and infancy, however its history dates back to the early 1900s, years before the term ‘artificial intelligence’ was first coined. The first time AI was referred to by name was in 1956 by John McCarthy, an American Computer Scientist who defined it as, “the science and engineering of making intelligent machines”[i], but it could be said that the true infant years of AI occurred during the Second World War.