Tag Archives: choice and control

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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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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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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The rain in Spain, #MatExp ABC, Sherpa Union, whatever next… ???

The last few weeks have seen some interesting developments in all areas of my work… as well as a rather misty walking holiday in Spain… The #MatExp campaign seems to have taken on a life of its own – fantastic … 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 … | Maria Booker, Mum of 2 in pursuit of empowered women in control of their maternity journey

Today’s guest blog feels a bit like the TV show ‘Room 101’ in which celebrities discuss their pet hates and try to persuade the host to consign them to oblivion in Room 101. Maria Booker brings a slightly different angle to … Continue reading

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