Category Archives: in my shoes

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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Meetings – and how to add a little magic

In my old life as a local government officer, I attended many meetings. I am not a big fan of meetings. I used to sit and count up in my head the approximate cost of the meetings in terms of … 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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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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In my own (beach) shoes… at the Dementia Congress, Brighton

“The UK Dementia Congress is the largest annual multi‐disciplinary dementia‐focused event and exhibition in the UK” The largest event is a quantitative measure. But for many of us the Dementia Congress is also a wonderful gathering of friends and new friends – people coming together fired by a common purpose. It was lovely to see … 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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Sharing global social media stories – in Puerto Rico and Australia!

Today / tonight / yesterday Helen Bevan and Mary Freer give a talk on using social media for transformational change. The talk is at the #APACForum in Melbourne and who knows exactly when it is, it is all so confusing … 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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