A warm welcome to our latest new team member Clare

A warm welcome to our latest new team member Clare

Doc-works keeps expanding and we have recently had the pleasure of welcoming another new team member!

Clare McLaughlin has joined us as Scribe ePCR Product Services Manager further strengthening our commitment to working with our partners and customers to supply an ePCR solution which not only meets but exceeds their expectations.

Clare has spent the last two years in her previous role within a large NHS ambulance trust managing organisational changes and modernising NHS practices to embrace the technology that Doc-work’s offers.

"I hope I can use my experience, excellent communication and attention to detail skills to help other clients on the same journey."

Clare also has over 10 years’ experience working in Clinical Health Records and Audit within the ambulance sector of the NHS managing the transition from paper to digital records. She also helped to develop and implement a series of robust Quality Assurance processes following strict governance to always ensure a high level of data quality and integrity.

In what spare time Clare has left with a puppy and two young children to entertain she enjoys baking and exploring the countryside on long walks.

Introducing New Doc-works Team Member Graham

Introducing New Doc-works Team Member Graham

We would like to give a warm welcome to the newest member of the Doc-works team Graham Bantock who has joined us as a Support Analyst further strengthening the Doc-works customer support team.

Graham has spent most of his career working in IT and application support and he will be putting that experience to good use in his new role to solve problems and put customer needs at the top of his list.

Graham has experience of working in many different industries including, IT, technology distribution, facilities and production environments. His previous role on the helpdesk for a leading T&A and Access Control company enabled him to gain an excellent understanding of meeting customer requirements.

In his spare time Graham enjoys swimming, cycling, and socialising with friends.

Doc-works are Hiring!

Doc-works are Hiring!

We are looking for an experienced Digital Project Manager (Remote) preferably with Agile experience to work in our friendly Product Team to help with the delivery of an exciting range of software projects. If you know someone you want to recommend, or if that person is you, drop a line to sarah@doc-works.co.uk to find out more!

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Introducing New Doc-works Team Member Malwina

We would like to say a warm welcome to Malwina Florczak who has recently joined the Doc-works team as a Support Analyst.

A qualified architect by profession, Malwina decided to have a change of career and pursue her interest in all things IT. As a skilled IT professional Malwina has a particular interest in database analysis and development gained across technologies and apps such as MS SQL Server, Oracle, Tableau and MS Office.

Malwina is looking forward to using her attention to detail and quality management skills to support the Doc-works Service Desk ensuring that issues are resolved quickly and that a high level of customer service is provided.

When not at work, Malwina enjoys being outdoors and taking part in physical pursuits whether that’s skiing or snowboarding in the winter or biking in the summer.

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Our Christmas and New Year Hours

2021 has once again been a very challenging year and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their continued support throughout the year.

We are proud to continue to provide our products and services to support the many frontline ambulance crews who have been working tirelessly to keep us safe throughout a difficult year.

Please note that our Christmas opening hours are as follows:

Friday 24th December – 09.00 – 17.30

Monday 27th December – Closed

Tuesday 28th December – Closed

Wednesday 29th – Friday 31st December 09.00 -17.30 (Support Services only)

Monday 3rd January – Closed

Tuesday 4th January – 09.00 – 17.30

For all support enquiries please contact support@doc-works.co.uk

Wishing you a peaceful Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

The Doc-works Team


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Company Announcement – new Operations Director Appointment

Doc-works are pleased to announce the appointment of Jon McKennon as Operations Director from 1st November 2021.

Having held various senior roles across both the Document Management and Financial Industries Jon brings over 20 years’ experience as an accomplished manager with a strong IT and technical background.

Jon brings a wealth of knowledge as well as a range of business and leadership skills to Doc-works including the successful delivery of multi-million pound projects to the NHS, building sales pipelines, and ensuring quality management systems to ISO standard.

As Operations Director Jon will be instrumental in helping Doc-works to consolidate and streamline their operational and business processes to deliver seamless support to our growing customer base. His appointment reflects our ambition to maintain our proven track record of providing excellent customer service whilst also meeting growing demand for our products and services.

Ceri Jones, Director at Doc-works commented: “We are delighted to welcome Jon to the Doc-works team, his appointment marks a stepped change in our capacity to meet the demands of the coming years; allowing us to focus on growth whilst continuing the culture of excellence in all we do for our existing customers.”


Scribe ePCR rolled out to four more SCAS Private Providers

After a busy week setting them up, we are really pleased to announce that four more private providers, Phoenix Response ServicesMedrescue GroupEnhanced Care Services and iON Ambulance are now live with our Scribe ePCR app and portal solution.

They are part of a group of eight dedicated PAP’s now using Scribe to support South Central Ambulance Service to provide first class patient care, reliability and safety.

With an intuitive user interface which accurately models the layout of the existing SCAS paper form, Scribe has been designed in consultation with ambulance crews to help them capture real-time clinical information and provide them with better data, better reports, better audits and ultimately better patient care.

Barry Clark, Director at Doc-works said, “We have utilised our 10 plus years NHS software experience to create an ePCR system that is accurate, intuitive and provides a paramedic with everything they need when responding to a time critical incident. We have worked extremely closely with SCAS to help them provide the best possible patient care with an ePCR system that improves the quality of their services and patient’s experiences. It was part of the brief that we were given to design a system that required minimal, if any, training for private provider staff to be able to use. All the feedback from crews received so far confirms that it’s an intuitive, easy-to-follow process and one that both makes the administrative part of their role much easier and means they can give their patient better care and a better service


Doc-works achieves ISO 27001 certification for third consecutive year

Independent evaluation demonstrates Doc-works commitment to compliance and security.

For the third year in a row Doc-works has achieved ISO 27001 certification status, the international standard for information security management systems (ISMS). Established by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), the ISO 27001 certification requires the assessment of an organisation’s information security management controls. Compliance with this standard demonstrates Doc-works commitment to monitoring adherence to best practices and procedures for running in a secure cloud hosted environment.

The accreditation achieved through the British Assessment Bureau is additional proof of our commitment to information security. It plays an important role in assuring our customers that Doc-works takes all necessary steps to keep their data safe, secure and accessible. Our company-wide approach to data protection ensures the highest standard of security for our customers.

Ceri Jones, Director, comments: “ Doc-works continues to respond to the complex challenges we are thrown on a daily basis and our recent ISO 27001 audit shows we are increasingly improving the controls and safeguards required to do that in a secure and managed fashion. I am very proud of how the team balances the needs of the customer and the management systems we have worked so hard to embed in the organisation!”

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Doc-works appointed to Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 framework

We are delighted to announce that Doc-works have been awarded a place on Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 – the UK government’s framework specialist outcomes and services procurement which will run from January 2021 for 12 months.

Now in its fifth iteration, the DOS framework has transformed the way the public sector commissions digital services – it is a simple, effective, and fast way for public sector organisations to buy, design, build and deliver bespoke digital solutions and services using an agile approach. This supports the delivery of the Government Digital Strategy by giving buyers easy access to suppliers with the right capabilities, providing a flexible and speedy route to meet customers’ digital project commissioning requirements.

In addition the terms of use are already pre-agreed upon by the government with Doc-works, enabling buyers from local and national government to proceed with purchasing products and services from Doc-works without running the full OJEU procurement process.

Doc-works has products and services available on DOS5 under Digital Outcomes: to provide teams to build and support a digital service which allows us to develop and provide bespoke solutions for customers for their paper to digital journey.

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Doc-works awarded listing on G-Cloud 12 UK Government Framework

We are pleased to announce that Doc-works have achieved G-Cloud status for the third year on the UK government’s Crown Commercial Services G-Cloud 12 framework.

As an approved G-Cloud 12 and DOS4 supplier on the digital market place, we continue to strengthen our position as a trusted supplier helping public sector organisations move from paper based systems to digitally enabled solutions and services through our cloud based Audit and ePCR products.

G-Cloud is a CCS procurement framework that enables public sector organisations to search, evaluate and buy cloud services from select suppliers. G-Cloud 12 which went live this month helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits worth over £1bn in 2019/20 supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.

Public sector organisations now have an easy route to gain access to Doc-works technical expertise to assist them on their paper to digital transformation journey. Whether the business outcome is cost reduction, workforce efficiency or improving services to the community Doc-works aims to provide a first class solution at the right price.

Barry Clark, Director at Doc-works comments: “ Achieving G-Cloud status for a third time is a great achievement for Doc-works and is one that has been built upon over 10 years’ worth of experience in delivering solutions to our public sector customers. Through our work with Ambulance Trusts we are working successfully to improve Patient Care, Monitoring, CPD, Reporting, Clinical Audit and Compliance with clinical standards. “

Recently Doc-works have worked very closely with a number of NHS Trusts including South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS), East of England Ambulance Servic, South East Coast Ambulance Service and the Welsh Ambulance Services Trust (WAST) to provide Audit solutions for IPC Compliance, ACQI compliance, Medicines Management compliance, Safeguarding and to enhance their PCR solution with a robust and secure ePCR solution, Scribe ePCR.

For further information on the full range of Doc-works solutions available on the G-Cloud 12 framework, visit the UK Digital Marketplace or please email the Doc-works Team at info@doc-works.co.uk.

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Introducing new Doc-works team member

We would like to say a warm welcome to Jake Barrow who has recently joined the Doc-works team.

Jake will be based (on a rota basis) in our Mentmore office where they will be providing additional customer support and helping to deploy our systems to help us meet the increased demand for our Audit and ePCR solutions.

Jake Barrow

Recently graduated with a BSc in VFX (otherwise known as Visual Effects and CGI) Jake joins Doc-works as a Support Analyst primed and ready for all things technical. Prior to Visual Effects his Extended Diploma in Games Development added to his broad insight into software and IT.

Jake has a diverse range of work experience. A Studio Runner for the BBC, promoting speciality peanut butter in his local Waitrose, Ikea co-worker and most recently has been assisting his father with the family plumbing business during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Jake is looking forward to giving an outstanding service to Doc-works customers, developing his product knowledge and getting to know his colleagues.

When not in the office, Jake is kept busy walking his three Spanish Water dogs with the occasional pub visit, he also enjoys watching movies and playing video games.




Announcing our ISO 27001 Certification for the 2nd Year in a Row!

At Doc-works, our users’ security is paramount. We take every precaution to protect our customers data providing them with the assurance of the resilience and excellence of service they have come to expect from us.

That is why we are proud to announce Doc-works has achieved ISO 27001 certification for the 2nd consecutive year!

ISO 27001 is one of the most widely recognised and internationally accepted information security standards. It’s one of the few standards that uses a top-down, risk-based approach to evaluation. It identifies requirements and specifications for a comprehensive Information Security Management System (ISMS), defining how an organisation should manage and treat information more securely, including applicable security controls.

In order to achieve this certification, Doc-works compliance was validated by an independent auditor. We are happy to report that, after demonstrating an ongoing and systematic approach to managing and protecting company and customer data, the review was successfully completed. The scope of the ISO certification encompasses:

  • Protect and keep secure client and employee information.
  • Minimise potential data security breaches.
  • Achieve compliance with regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

So what does this mean for our customers?

This certification is additional proof of our commitment to information security. It plays an important role in assuring our customers that Doc-works takes all necessary steps to keep their data safe, secure, and accessible. Our company-wide approach to data protection ensures the highest standard of security for our customers.

Doc-works director Ceri Jones comments: “I am really proud of the team and how they have embraced the whole ethos of ISO27001; we continue to look for more ways to improve our processes, apply excellence as a standard and maximise the benefits of using an Information Security Management System.”



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Central Medical Services roll out Doc-works ePCR solution

Private ambulance provider Central Medical Services (CMS) have successfully implemented Scribe ePCR, an integrated electronic patient record solution designed and supported by Doc-works.

Based in Nottingham, providing high quality private medical services for the NHS and private clients, CMS are one of a growing number of private ambulance providers who use Scribe ePCR to eliminate the need for paper based patient records.

The roll out also enables CMS to improve the care and treatments received by patients as well as protecting patients and clinicians through reducing COVID-19 transference risks from paper by introducing digital forms.

Ian Johnson, Head of Business Development and Events said, “Having onboarded the Scribe ePCR software recently, Central Medical Services have found it to make prehospital documentation easier and more accurate for ambulance crews to record important patient information. The information collected on Scribe can be accessed electronically by hospital staff before the ambulance crew arrives – providing important information in advance of the patient arriving at hospital. Central Medical Services have seen an improvement to quality of patient records and safety following the scribe implementation.”

With an intuitive user interface which accurately models the layout of an existing patient record form, the Scribe app and portal have been designed in consultation with ambulance crews to help them capture real-time clinical information and provide them with better data, better reports, better audits and better patient care.

Barry Clark, Director at Doc-works said, “We have utilised our 10 plus years NHS software experience to create an ePCR system that is accurate, intuitive and provides a clinician with everything they need when responding to a time critical event. We have worked with CMS to help them deliver the best possible service as well as streamlining the handover process with hospital and emergency departments.”

Doc-works are experts in ambulance software as well as having considerable experience and knowledge in the processes, documents (paper and electronic), and audit requirements needed for compliance and reporting to staff, managers, CQC and commissioners.




Doc-works – COVID-19 Update

In light of the ongoing situation resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak, we would like to reassure you that the team at Doc-works are taking all the appropriate measures to support our customers and partners as well as supporting the well-being of our staff and their families.

Doc-works have worked with the private and public sectors and the NHS for over 15 years and we are dedicated to continuing that support during this challenging time.

We want to reassure you that Doc-works has a robust business continuity plan in place to ensure that our customers still have access to all our products and services. We will be continually assessing the provision of our services in line with government guidelines during the ongoing public health incident and updating our operating procedures as and when necessary.

We have built a high level of resilience into our human resources as part of our overall business continuity plan and we are adding some additional short-term measures to ensure the number of people able to service customer requirements and the number of locations from which they can carry out this work minimises the risk of disruption.

Support Team Business Operational Measures

  • The Doc-works office is temporarily closed but we are still running a full business operation with staff working from home.
  • Our key support staff have been fully enabled to work from home and all our support staff are observing and operating to our stringent information security management procedures.
  • We have made special provision for our support teams, ensuring they all have laptops or computers at home which can connect to our office via a secure VPN connection. Our VPN gateway is capable of supporting all staff working from home. By connecting via VPN, they can continue to provide remote support using secure connections.
  • We have accelerated the training of our support team to allow them to handle more support tickets if necessary during the outbreak.
  • The support team can be contacted as normal by email at support@doc-works.co.uk.
  • If you would to speak to a support team member please email support@doc-works.co.uk and leave your phone number to request a call back.
  • All other enquiries should be directed to info@doc-works.co.uk.

Customer Business Operational Measures

We have carried out a service level review of all our customers and communicated to each of them our business continuity plan to ensure minimum disruption to their service.

Supplier Business Operational Measures

We have reviewed and consulted with all our suppliers regarding the measures they are taking and on any potential disruptions to the service we can provide.

Finally, we can assure you that Doc-works is totally committed to investing into the support of its staff, customers, products and services throughout these challenging times.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or queries.