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A leap of faith…..

It’s hard to believe it is over two years now since I “jumped ship” and set up my own company. I had worked for 30 years in the public sector and had a good job. So, what made me do … Continue reading

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In the (cricket) shoes of Alison Cameron… | As she is bowled over…

If the technology works, this blog should go live at a very important moment. I am delighted, but not at all surprised, that Alison Cameron has been included in the first ever list of HSJ Patient Leaders. And I will … Continue reading

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Whose Shoes? goes to Paris – ‘Quality and Safety in Health Care’ event

  I am back home after what feels like a fairy-tale week in Paris. Over 3000 people from about 80 countries attended the IHI / BMJ ‘Quality and Safety in Health Care’ event in Paris (#Quality2014) and the opportunity for … Continue reading

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What a year! My ‘take’ on #MatExp: building a change platform – by accident!

Florence Wilcock had promised to write a blog summarising ‘a year in the life of MatExp’: the story, from her perspective, of the 12 months since we first met. She emailed it to me and I felt really emotional opening … Continue reading

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1300 carers come together… because people care

Last week, I had the huge privilege of attending the ‘Concert for Caring – a celebration of carers and caring’ in Glasgow. I must admit Mr #WhoseShoes raised his eyebrows when I announced that I was going over 300 miles … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Alison Cameron | Patient leader & active citizen – Part 2

On Monday, I posted Part 1 of Alison Cameron’s astonishing story. It has been a ‘best seller’ …… I will post part 2 here, but then will re-visit shortly as these powerful blogposts have raised a LOT of issues about … Continue reading

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