Tag Archives: Gill Phillips

The power of stories… and really listening…

Through the blog series, I get the chance to post some amazing stories – flagging up the realities (good and bad) of passionate people who are involved in the health and social care systems. I use the plural deliberately as … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … Alison Cameron | Patient leader & active citizen – Part 2

On Monday, I posted Part 1 of Alison Cameron’s astonishing story. It has been a ‘best seller’ …… I will post part 2 here, but then will re-visit shortly as these powerful blogposts have raised a LOT of issues about … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… Julie Christie | Dementia researcher

Today I am delighted to host a guest blog from Julie Christie. And, you guessed it, there is another ‘twitter story’ behind this fascinating contribution to the series… As many of you will know, there are many very interesting and … Continue reading

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You (we!) must be the change you (we!) want to see in the NHS*

As the creator of Whose Shoes? my pledge for #NHSChangeDay is to help people in the #NHS & their partners work together for positive change! — Gill Phillips (@WhoseShoes) March 12, 2013 This is my pledge for NHS Change Day. … Continue reading

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Choice – Real or Imagined

I have just read a really interesting blogpost by a GP I admire a great deal: Dr Martin Brunet. He tweets as @DocMartin68. I’m not sure who the other 67 Doc Martins are but I like this touch of humour and … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… Andrea Sutcliffe | CEO of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (Find Me Good Care)

Last week we posted a guest blog by Jude Irwin who cares for her Mum, living with dementia. They had struggled to find her good care. Luckily Jude had subsequently found a brilliant home care agency and she and her Mum are … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… Jude Irwin | Carer whose Mum is living with dementia

Mum wrote a popular post recently in this series. Indeed all of Mum’s  guest posts are popular – blogging 90 year olds are apparently unusual. This particular post was about care funding. It was interesting that Mum’s opening words were … Continue reading

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“Dementia Friends” goes live!

Yesterday saw the launch of the long-awaited dementia-friendly, community initiative: Dementia Friends. It feels refreshing that this national scheme will be led by volunteers – people who know first hand what dementia means – SO much more than just people struggling to … Continue reading

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Technology and Brain-Friendly Learning – Making It Real!

It is all too easy to get lost in “process”. As a creative type, I go to extraordinary lengths to avoid processy things. Indeed the fact that I am blogging now rather than completing my tax return – after all, there … Continue reading

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