Category Archives: co-production

Transformational change – through vibrant, inclusive collaborative projects! #MatExp

The 26th Annual IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care took place in Orlando, Florida last week: the largest such conference in the world – #IHI26forum. I was not there but sometimes I felt as if I were (apart from the … Continue reading

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Whose Shoes? – Maternity. Passing the #MatExp baton … to Lewisham!

Our baby is growing! Since its conception back in June, the Whose Shoes? #MatExp project is finding its feet and even kicking a bit. In a good way, of course! We are also posting information about this project – and … Continue reading

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A little bit of magic in Scotland … and planning the ‘hairy biker’ tour :-)

Ken Howard and I had been planning our trip to Scotland for a long time. Originally we were thrilled because our abstract was accepted as part of the popular ‘Involving people living with dementia’ session at the 23rd European Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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The ‘day centre people’ decide to party … at night! #dementiachallengers

#Dementiachallengers are breaking down stereotypes around dementia and challenging a few assumptions and a bit of stigma along the way. BIG shout out 4 @kenhowarduk. Breaking down #dementia stereotypes. #youngdementia2014 @dementiascot @SandraSpringett pic.twitter.com/V1GMb9nvmv — Gill Phillips (@WhoseShoes) September 30, 2014 … Continue reading

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Co-producing inclusive, vibrant #dementiachallengers events in Scotland

Well the invisible hordes are coming out of the shadows and becoming real people… very supportive, creative passionate people. And they are bringing their own ‘invisible hordes’ in their wake… I would like to include here a lovely film made … Continue reading

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Let’s harness the power of “invisible hordes” – together we can build a better future!

About a year ago, Helen Bevan compared me to Lois Weisburg. @WhoseShoes Gill, I think you're the Lois Weisburg of Coventry. You are an extraordinary connector of people http://t.co/3oFNJufHYt — Helen Bevan (@helenbevan) August 11, 2013 @WhoseShoes I meant it … Continue reading

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#Woopdedoodle!* The top 50 ‘HSJ Inspirational Women, 2014′.

The last couple of weeks have been a complete rollercoaster for me with one of the highest ‘highs’ and lowest ‘lows’ of my life within a 24 hour period. I have been very moved by the response to my tribute to … Continue reading

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In the (exceptionally purple) shoes of… Alison Cameron, #boatrocker extraordinaire!

Regular readers of my blog series and followers on Twitter will know the name of Alison Cameron and share my huge admiration for her. In July 2013, I published in two parts her powerful, moving and indeed unforgettable story: Part … Continue reading

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Our NHS ChangeDay campaign is gathering pace…

It has been a good week, @kenhowarduk. People are listening! @SamanthaJNHS @helenbevan #dementia14 #NHSChangeDay 💜 pic.twitter.com/8ESUY2Xkpm — Gill Phillips (@WhoseShoes) July 5, 2014 Exciting 2 days ahead. Working w fab @KenHowarduk, #dementia myth-buster extraordinaire 🙂 #dementia14 #nhschangeday pic.twitter.com/siFoIVzWMQ — Gill … Continue reading

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Ken Howard says you CAN live well with dementia. Building on our NHS Change Day campaign pledge!

Ken Howard has important messages to share about living well with dementia and we need to listen. Ken has already shared a wonderful blog, detailing his twelve personal coping strategies. Today he wants to say a big “Thank you” to … Continue reading

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