Category Archives: well-being

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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Birthday bonanza – #MatExp was born one year ago today! :) Florence Wilcock gets nostalgic…

Florence Wilcock reflects on the first year of the powerful #WhoseShoes #MatExp campaign to improve maternity experience 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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What does it take to build a change platform? A year ago I had no idea. #MatExp

What does it take to build a change platform? If you had asked me this question a year ago, I would probably have said that I had no idea. And yet a year later, it seems that that is what … Continue reading

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Do we really listen to children and young people in health care?

I love it when I find the right partners. We see the opportunity to do something imaginative together and we just get on and do it. ‘JFDI’ It is one of the biggest advantages of being a small organisation. And so … 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 … | 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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