Category Archives: safeguarding

In the shoes of Victoria Morgan… | Reflecting on #MatExp and the impact it is having

MBRRACE-UK perinatal mortality report There is a lot of excitement in the #MatExp camp at the moment. So what’s new there? 😉 There was a wonderful workshop last week at Princess Royal Hospital. The room was packed and the #MatExp … 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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Mind the Gap: the gap between health and care services.

As another big conference starts tomorrow – this time the National Children and Adult Services conference in Bournemouth – #ncasc15 – here is my challenge to the delegates: Prevention… Integration… Mind the Gap! And here is the story that led to the … Continue reading

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In the shoes of Gill’s Mum… | Being abducted at night…

I love it when I turn up at my mum’s place and she has a glint in her eye  and announces “I’ve written a blog”. She then waves her handwritten piece at me and we read it together. I don’t … 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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Dealing *urgently* with urgent care for older people…

I have always loved writing stories and making connections. When I was about six or seven, I used to nag people to give me a set of random words and then enjoyed weaving them all together in one story. I … 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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In the shoes of… | Gill’s Mum. Reluctantly accepting a bit of ‘assistance’…

My friends will know that we have had a difficult few months – Mum (a.k.a @Gills_Mum) fell and fractured a bone in her lower back and came to live with us while she recovered (or at least got a lot … Continue reading

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