Category Archives: compassion

#MatExp featured prominently in ‘The State of Maternity Services in England’ policy document

How much can be achieved in two years?
The answer is a phenomenal amount if you set your mind to it! Continue reading

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In the shoes of Gill’s Mum… | Back on the rails. Full steam ahead … ;-)

Mum is delighted to be home. Not just home, but pretty much back to normal now. It has been quite a saga, as you can imagine. I am not quite sure what she really made of my #FreeGillsMum Twitter campaign … Continue reading

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Health and care conference goers – a call for action! #NCASc15 #KFintegratedcare

Today the good and the great from the world of social care gather in Bournemouth for the first day of the three day annual Children and Adult Services conference. Meanwhile the King’s Fund Integrated care conference was held yesterday in London. Perhaps … Continue reading

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In the Running Shoes of Jacque Gerrard… | RCM Director, England

I first met Jacque Gerrard in real life, as opposed to Twitter, at the ‘Caring for the Carers’ (in this context, carers = professional staff) maternity conference at George Eliot hospital, Nuneaton. It was an amazing event. @JonathanCliffe8 our trust … Continue reading

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In the shoes of Elizabeth Meatyard… | Founder of Dining Companions at Kingston Hospital

I first heard about ‘Dining Companions’ through the work I am currently doing with Florence Wilcock and colleagues at Kingston Hospital, building on our #MatExp project and starting to use Whose Shoes? to explore and improve other areas of patient … 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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In the shoes of … | Gill’s Mum: “Sunk without trace”

When I called in to see Mum, I found her busy; busy trying to sort out her handwritten blog. Cutting and pasting it the old way – by rewriting bits. It is lovely to see Mum starting to write regularly … Continue reading

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The #MatExp month of ACTION begins today. Why women everywhere need the Maternity Review Team to engage!

June is not going to be dull…! For me personally, this is a big week – I am looking forward to speaking at the NHS Confederation Annual Conference on Wednesday. The session I am involved in, chaired by Dr. Mark … Continue reading

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In the shoes of Rachel Dutta Choudhury… | Raising awareness of dementia at Midland Heart

And so another ‘Dementia Awareness Week’ comes and goes. It is hard to believe that it is three years since I first started to collect and publish ‘in my shoes’ blogs as part of Dementia Awareness Week, 2012. But to … Continue reading

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In the shoes of Mel Pickup… | CEO, Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Trust

In May 2012, I thought it would be a good idea to collect and publish some ‘in my shoes’ guest blogs for Dementia Awareness Week. I started it with my own story and then collected all sorts of stories from other people. Like … Continue reading

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