Category Archives: Guest blog

In the shoes of … | Helen Calvert: Mother, Campaigner, Parent Advocate and Facebook Group Lead

Are you following #MatExp? – the Twitter hashtag for our fabulous campaign to improve maternity experience? Are you following our #MatExp alphabet, initiated by my #MatExp partner in crime, consultant obstetrician Florence Wilcock, known affectionately in our community as ‘FabObs … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … | Ken Howard, caring for his terminally ill parents

I recently spent a great week in Scotland. I am hoping to find time to write a blog about this – not least the Sherpa Union (very exciting new development around self-leadership, building networks  and peer support!) and two Whose Shoes? … Continue reading

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NHS Change day #MatExp Lithotomy Challenge – A blog for Mother’s Day

A Mother’s Day special !  Florence Wilcock, my ‘partner in crime’ on the #MatExp project has already written a very popular blog, writing as a mother who happens also to be an obstetrician – or perhaps vice versa. Who knows?  … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Gill’s Mum – 93 today … and very much still HERE!

A little break today from #dementiachallengers and #MatExp and generally trying to change the world. Instead I am using the blog to say ‘Happy Birthday – 93 today” to my lovely Mum. Many of you follow Mum’s ups and downs … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … | Florence Wilcock, Divisional Director Specialist Services & Obstetrician, Kingston Hospital FT

Last week I wrote a blog about how we have built the #MatExp project to improve maternity experience and the campaign was launched on the NHS Change Day site.  Our constantly evolving MatExp story has since been published in NHS … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … | Ellie Milner, a West Midlands #NHSChangeDay Hubbie :)

Every so often – and sometimes more frantically – my phone pings with a WhatsApp message. I am not really into WhatApp so I know it is likely to be another message from one of the fab group of West … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … | Barry Rainey helping his Mum live well with dementia

Regular readers will remember the exciting series of Whose Shoes? workshops and associated events last year in Kent, in partnership with a fantastic group of passionate people from the Age UK Consortium, led by Sandra Springett, CEO of Age UK, … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… | Gill’s Mum – Remembering Christmas Past…

Have you been following Sarah Reed’s super advent series, posting Christmas reminiscences from some of her friends and colleagues? If not, have a browse, because it is lovely! I was delighted to be featured this week remembering my very simple … Continue reading

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In the shoes of Hilary Marmot, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist … Looking at How to get to Eden. Through the Ages.

Today sees the start of the Dementia Congress in Brighton, one of the highlights of the year for our #dementiachallengers – not least because we get the chance to meet up and collaborate! There is a great programme this year … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… | Gill’s Mum. Keep Calm and Carry On.

Thank you to all our Twitter friends for the lovely supportive messages we have received over the last four months while Mum has been staying with us, following an accident in which she sustained a fracture to her lower back. … Continue reading

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