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#MatExp featured prominently in ‘The State of Maternity Services in England’ policy document

How much can be achieved in two years?
The answer is a phenomenal amount if you set your mind to it! 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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What a year! My ‘take’ on #MatExp: building a change platform – by accident!

Florence Wilcock had promised to write a blog summarising ‘a year in the life of MatExp’: the story, from her perspective, of the 12 months since we first met. She emailed it to me and I felt really emotional opening … 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 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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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 Mel Pickup… | CEO, Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Trust

In May 2012, I thought it would be a good idea to collect and publish some ‘in my shoes’ guest blogs for Dementia Awareness Week. I started it with my own story and then collected all sorts of stories from other people. Like … Continue reading

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