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Wed 19 May 21

SpeechWrite at 20 – The Journey

As SpeechWrite marks its 20th year of providing digital dictation and voice recognition solutions to help organisations increase their efficiency, we look at how the company has evolved over the years. SpeechWrite specialises in providing agile working for legal and financial organisations, medical trusts, and GP practices across the UK.

Thu 01 April 21

Covid-19 Has Shown Us That Necessity Is the Mother of Invention When It Comes to Bringing Primary Care Into the 21st Century

The Covid-19 pandemic has clearly shown us that we must dial into new methods of primary care and with the increase in general practice activity now is surely the time to act. Spending on general practice has increased for the past six years, but GPs are having to work harder as demand for care increases.

Sat 13 March 21

How is the legal world adapting to remote working?

Coronavirus (officially known as Covid-19) is having a profound effect upon many facets of society and everyday life, not least in terms of how people work. A whole spate of companies around the world have already asked their office-based employees to work from home through the pandemic, starting with Silicon Valley giants including Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Apple and Amazon.

Tue 09 March 21

Say hello to our new Medical Account Manager Joel

Joel joined the SpeechWrite family back in 2014, joining us as an IT apprentice. Since then, he has developed his skills by working as a Support Engineer and Technical Support Manager, where he added significant value to the business. Following the great success in these roles, the business decided that Joel would be a perfect fit for an Account Manager due to his ability to offer a consultive approach with his clients aligned with his superior industry knowledge.

Tue 02 March 21

Home working tech solutions

Agile working – where fee earners and admin teams can work flexibly both in terms of location and time has never been as important as it is now. Here’s an introduction to some tech solutions that can be set up quickly and easily to enhance your remote working capabilities. SpeechWrite’s 360 mobile app brings the full benefits of our digital dictation and voice recognition workflow to mobile devices, providing maximum flexibility to our customers. Amongst other things, it allows you to

Mon 15 February 21

Why speech recognition software from SpeechWrite Medical makes sense in your healthcare environment

Many factors are putting increasing pressure on healthcare organisations to dramatically improve clinical documentation, from regulatory, economic and legal concerns, to patient safety and satisfaction standards.The question is how to make it easier for clinicians to meet clinical documentation standards, whilst continuing to provide exceptional care to patients. Speech recognition software that works with other technologies within the NHS such as the Electronic Health Record (EHR) are a key part of answering this question.

Sat 06 February 21

Improving the work-life balance for solicitors

According to the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (ENEI), when employees are given the autonomy and empowerment to choose when and where they work, this creates a culture that removes artificial measures of success (such as logged hours or constant visibility within an office) and actually allows employers to focus on what’s important - results and performance.

Fri 05 February 21

Digital dictation and the benefits for the medical sector

Digital dictation is a simple method of recording and managing natural speech to enable easier handling of transcription into text either manually or using speech recognition software. It is typically used in the NHS for creating letters and reports but is also suitable for creating clinical notes to increase efficiency and save valuable time.

Fri 29 January 21

Mental health and well-being

Around one in every four people in the UK experiences some type of mental health problem each year. According to a review of mental health and employment - Thriving at Work - mental health issues cost employers between £33 billion and £42 billion a year, with an annual hit to the UK economy of between £74 billion and £99 billion.

Tue 26 January 21

GP’s daily struggles to maintain appointment levels with the intense pressure from the COVID-19 response

With the NHS being forced to convert existing operations to free up capacity due to the surge in COVID-19 cases and the vaccine rollout programme, it is clear that coronavirus-related appointment cancellation is accumulating at an alarming rate.

Thu 26 November 20

Feature Update - Historical Tasks

We are pleased to announce an exciting new feature available free of charge to all SpeechWrite 360 mobile app authors as of Tuesday 1st December. This is the first of many new features to be released over the coming months and as a SpeechWrite 360 customer, all you have to do is make sure you're running the latest release of the app to get access.

Mon 24 August 20

IT Service Delivery in the Covid Age

When the global pandemic arrived in late March, early April we were inundated with calls and messages from organisations across the UK ranging from legal firms, property firms, financial organisations through to medical practices and hospitals.

Tue 02 June 20

A solicitor’s guide to the top 10 do’s and don’ts of voice recognition

This solicitor's guide to the top 10 do's and don'ts of voice recognition software is a must read for anyone using this software. From memos, letters and emails, through to contracts and court forms – lawyers’ daily lives revolve around compiling documents. And in a profession where time is money, the more streamlined and intuitive this process is, the better.

Fri 03 April 20

Important advice for clinicians using dictation equipment

As the current pandemic impacts our global community, we want you to know that we are facilitating access to our products and solutions that are critical for healthcare professionals. In order to meet the challenges of reducing the risk of contamination in medical environments, we would like to help inform and empower you with the right tools that allow you to remain safe.

Mon 16 December 19

SpeechWrite 360 Mobile Digital Dictation App

SpeechWrite 360 is a state of the art cloud voice recognition and digital dictation workflow solution designed to meet the agile and flexible working needs of the modern-day professional. Here at SpeechWrite, we understand that our customers often need to work remotely and from multiple locations and do not want to be tied down to an office. In fact, many companies are now downsizing their offices or even closing them entirely to save on rental costs, which often means that employees need to be able to work from home or shared offices.

Sun 15 December 19

The Future of Work

According to a study by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) around 1.5 million workers in England are at high risk of losing their livelihood to job automation, with women, part-time workers and young people disproportionately affected.

Tue 29 October 19

A Day in the life of Aleron Cawser - Operations Director

A day in the life of SpeechWrite's Operations Director, Aleron Cawser. See what he gets up to on a day to day life at work and at home.

Mon 07 October 19

The effect of new technology on the legal sector

According to a report from The Law Society - Legal services sector forecasts 2017-2025 - growth in overall legal sector employment is likely to decline, partly as a result of “increasing adoption of new technology and new working methods”. Predictions are that “modest growth in the UK economy and the increasing use of labour saving technology and new working methods in the sector, mean that total employment in the sector is unlikely to grow at the rates we have seen in the past.

Thu 26 September 19

SpeechWrite Digital partners with The Agile Firm Events this Autumn

SpeechWrite are proud to be partners of the Agile Firm Events 2019 held in Bristol, Manchester and London this Autumn partnering with hosts DMC Canotec and Claremont. With 90 firms joining us at the events already you should register now to ensure your place and hear first-hand how some of the UK’s most visionary and progressive firms are embracing agile working to improve client service.

Wed 14 August 19

Can flexible working save the environment?

Despite the proliferation of digital nomads tapping away on their laptops in local coffee bars over recent years, the daily commute is still very much a key feature of the working day for employees up and down the UK. The right to request flexible working was rolled out in 2014 but even today, five years on, less than 10% of jobs paying over £20,000 are advertised as being flexible.

Wed 12 June 19

5G rollout - a boon for remote workers?

The much vaunted fifth-generation mobile network (5G) has finally arrived in the UK, to some fanfare. It doesn’t seem that long since 4G was launched and many (particularly rural) areas still lack coverage of this current standard. Nevertheless, progress marches on and the next generation is gradually being rolled out in selected cities by the various network operators; EE (owned by BT) was the first to launch, but Vodafone and Three are hot on their heels, with switch-on dates planned for July and August respectively.

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