Celebrating Pride Month at Ashtons: A Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Pride Month Banner

Pride Month has a rich history in the UK, beginning with the first official UK Gay Pride Rally held in London in 1972, with the first Brighton Pride event taking place the following year.

Over the decades, it has grown in importance and visibility, becoming a crucial time to celebrate diversity, promote inclusion, and raise awareness about the challenges and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community.

How Our Staff are Celebrating Pride Month at Ashtons:

  • “History of Pride” Lunch & Learn Session: We held an informative session on Wednesday 5th June as a learning opportunity, covering the history of Pride and its significance.
  • Supporting ‘MindOut’ Mental Health Charity: Our Team is taking this opportunity to try to make difference, and we are proud to support the ‘MindOut’ Mental Health charity. We will be raising funds through a cake bake sale on Thursday 27th June!
  • Ashtons Book Club: During June, our book club will read “Less” by Andrew Greer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by an LGBTQ+ author.
  • Pride-Themed Teams Backgrounds: Pride-themed Teams backgrounds will be available for all of our staff to use throughout June.
  • Celebrating Culture: We will be sharing amongst ourselves lists of movies, artists, and books from the LGBTQ+ community to broaden our understanding and appreciation.
  • Pride-Themed Playlists: We are sharing Pride-themed playlists each week to celebrate the vibrant music of the LGBTQ+ community.

Why Pride Month Matters to Us

Our team believes that celebrating and promoting diversity and inclusion within the workplace is crucial. At Ashtons, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce, which fosters creativity, innovation, and a stronger connection to our clients and community. This diversity helps us to learn from each other’s unique perspectives and create a more inclusive and supportive work environment for all.

Being a Brighton-based company, we are part of a community that is historically and vibrantly connected to the LGBTQ+ movement. Our staff are passionate about working in an inclusive, diverse workplace, where true equal opportunity is not just an ideal but a practice. Pride Month is not just a time for celebration; it’s an opportunity to reflect on the importance of these values in our daily work and interactions.

All of this has driven our team’s desire to celebrate Pride Month and to support our LGBTQ+ colleagues and community.

Join Our Inclusive and Diverse Team

If working in an inclusive, diverse workplace is important to you, we regularly have a wide variety of career opportunities available at Ashtons. We are always looking for passionate individuals who share our commitment to fostering a supportive and innovative environment.

Explore our current career opportunities and find a role that suits you. To view our available positions, please visit our Careers page.

Together, let’s continue to make Ashtons a place where everyone feels valued and respected.

Celebrating 12 Months of Growth for Ashtons e-Works

Ashtons e-Works EPMA on tablet screen

A Year of Remarkable Achievements for Ashtons e-Works

The last 12 months has seen a period of important growth for our Ashtons e-Works electronic prescribing and medicines administration (EPMA) system. This includes surpassing the significant milestone of implementing the system at over 100 sites, a testament to our commitment to delivering unparalleled digital-first medicines management solutions. This milestone is more than a number; it’s a symbol of the trust and confidence our clients place in us, and a beacon of the continuous improvement and innovation.

Reflecting on Our Journey

The journey to 100+ implementations of e-Works began with a vision to provide an affordable and easy-to-use EPMA system, while keeping the specific needs of hospitals, hospices and clinics at the forefront of our minds. We are consistently focused on refining our platform, ensuring it meets the continuously evolving needs of these healthcare providers.

Key Highlights

  • Rapid Growth: From our first installation to our 100th, the pace at which e-Works has been adopted is nothing short of phenomenal. This rapid growth is a reflection of its effectiveness and reliability.
  • Customer Success: Our clients’ success stories are our proudest achievements. Businesses that have integrated e-Works report significant reductions in medication errors, including up to 88% reduction in prescribing errors and 94% reduction in medicines administration errors.
  • Innovation and Development: Continuous innovation is at the heart of what we do. Over the past year, we’ve introduced numerous updates and new features based on user feedback, including offline backup and a growing range of specialist palliative care features.

A Closer Look at Ashtons e-Works

Ashtons e-Works is a unique, award winning system that has been designed as an affordable and easy-to-use alternative, that is perfectly suited to the requirements of independent hospitals and hospices. It will allow you to manage both your patients’ prescriptions and the administration of their medication, 24/7, from anywhere with internet access.

  • Remote access: Manage prescribing and review medicines administration remotely, 24/7, from anywhere with internet access, with full audit trail easily accessible.
  • Clinical decision support: Inbuilt decision support software which advises clinicians about medicine doses, potential adverse drug interactions, and contra-interactions such as potential drug allergic reactions.
  • Medicines administration scheduler: All information is displayed clearly and in a user friendly format, helping your patients receive the right medication at the right time.

Looking Forward

As we celebrate this milestone, we remain focused on the future. Our goal is to continue this trajectory of growth and innovation, expanding our reach and enhancing our offerings. Here are a few things on the horizon:

  • Expanded Features: We’re always working on new features to further enhance the effectiveness of our software solutions.
  • Increased Reach: Our aim is to make e-Works an industry-standard name within healthcare, bringing our solutions more healthcare providers and supporting their digital transformation journeys.
  • Community Engagement: We plan to engage more with our user community, gathering feedback and insights to drive future developments.

Thank You

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all our clients, partners, and team members who have been part of this incredible journey. Your support, trust, and collaboration have been crucial to our success. Here’s to many more milestones and continued growth together!

Join Us on the Journey

If you haven’t yet experienced the power of Ashtons e-Works, now is the perfect time to explore how our system can transform your prescribing and medicines administration. Reach out to us for a demo or consultation and join the growing community of businesses benefiting from our innovative digital solutions.

Together, we’re building a future where digital excellence is the norm, not the exception.

Further reading: Client Hospice rates e-Works electronic prescribing as ‘an absolute dream’

Further reading: A review from one of our client Hospices