Category Archives: safeguarding

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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In the shoes of Hilary Marmot, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist … Looking at How to get to Eden. Through the Ages.

Today sees the start of the Dementia Congress in Brighton, one of the highlights of the year for our #dementiachallengers – not least because we get the chance to meet up and collaborate! There is a great programme this year … Continue reading

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A simple formula with powerful consequences – by Zoe Harris

Originally posted on Personal reflections on health, social care and housing:
I was honoured to be asked to facilitate one of the events being run by Age UK and Age Concern recently to promote dementia friendly communities in West Kent. This series of 16…

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In the shoes of … | Jane Gilliard – Daughter, retired dementia care professional; and now supporter to and advocate and attorney for her father

💙"Integrated Indep Living Team responds in 1 hour. GP w commonsense. Dad v happy!"💙 @jennerwren @RichardatKF @AlzSocSWEngland @LouiseSearle2 — Gill Phillips (@WhoseShoes) January 7, 2014 💙"Integrated Indep Living Team responds in 1 hour. GP w commonsense. Dad v happy!"💙 @jennerwren … Continue reading

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NHS Expo, Manchester … Making our #NHSChangeDay pledge REAL! :)

VERY proud of my #whoseshoes team at #Expo14NHS! Thank you @mason4233 @dozzahall @kenhowarduk! 💜 #NHSChangeDay pic.twitter.com/oct2labang — Gill Phillips (@WhoseShoes) March 10, 2014 It is pretty cool when you can tell your grown-up children something concerning new technology and they … Continue reading

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Our global #NHSChangeDay campaign – enabling people living with dementia to speak out

“We pledge to take every opportunity to raise awareness of the reality of living with dementia and get people working together for inclusive dementia-friendly communities” This week our ambitious NHS Change Day pledge went live. Please join us here! Our … Continue reading

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Commissioning for Dementia Care – Getting it Right

First of all, huge thanks to Ken Howard! How good is this?! This amazing picture was created by Ken Howard, who is living with dementia. We are working together to blast dementia stereotypes out of the water! Dementia Skills Network … Continue reading

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In the (baby) shoes of… newborn twins ;-)

Finding the right balance between Patient experience, Effectiveness and Safety can be described in a 200 page report. (I did not go to the trouble of finding a 200 page report. I think people will believe me.) I tend to … Continue reading

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In the shoes of Gill Bailey…|Trainer and consultant in person-centred practices with Helen Sanderson Associates

I am always pleased to hear about the progress of one-page profiles and other person-centred practices. I like the simplicity of the idea of recording information about the real person, and what is important to them, and using it to … Continue reading

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In the shoes of Dr Martin Brunet… | GP and GP trainer, Binscombe Medical Centre, Surrey

Last week I had the pleasure and privilege of attending the 8th Annual UK Dementia Congress, held in Nottingham. I was running a bit late but determined to get there in time to hear the debate. It was an issue … Continue reading

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