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A is for Action; B is for Bold; C is for Crazy! The #MatExp ABC has been a bit … D for Dynamic!!

Have you been following the #MatExp journey? Have you been following the #MatExp ABC? It has been so exciting and so so full on that I haven’t had time to write a blog about it – and I don’t think … Continue reading

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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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#MatExp on #NHSChangeDay – working together to improve maternity care!

Today is NHS Change Day! 11 March 2015  I will be spending the day with Florence Wilcock, my #MatExp ‘partner in crime’ at Kingston Hospital with a great programme of activities planned. Helen Bevan and the NHS Change Day film … 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 … | Jen Phillips. Word nerd and mum of two.

Last week I was a speaker at a conference in London called “Developing your skills in Social Media: Twitter: #TwitterNHS”.  The programme consisted of a series of NHS Twitter stars – people like Teresa Chinn (@agencynurse) and Kath Evans (@KathEvans2) – … 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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Our #MatExp #NHSChangeDay campaign goes live … closely watched by Simon Stevens, NHS CEO ;-)

Whose Shoes? is a concept that gets people from all perspectives discussing important issues together as equals, regardless of roles or hierarchies. Mums, professionals, reception team all discussing #matexp together @TeamMidwife @WhoseShoes pic.twitter.com/Vw5yzmKour — ✨ Kath Evans ✨ (@KathEvans2) February 5, … Continue reading

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Looking at issues from different perspectives. Now known as #thoughtdiversity … ;-)

”In the early days of Whose Shoes?, I worked closely with a wonderful, person-centred Senior Lecturer called Ali Gardner who was at that time working at Manchester Metropolitan University. She now has a similar role at the University of Central Lancashire – who … 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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