Tag Archives: Health and Social Care

“How lovely! A virtual bouquet for you, Mum!”… “a WHAT??…”

Thank you for all the lovely comments left on Mum’s recent blog about the suspended service: “Tales from the Bus Stop”. And of course all the Twitter conversations and ideas about how Mum can keep herself amused during her reluctant … Continue reading

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In the shoes of Gill’s Mum … | ‘Tales from the Bus Stop’ has been suspended

Thank you to all the people on Twitter who have sent best wishes to my Mum (a.k.a. @Gills_Mum) over the last few weeks. She is doing a bit better at the moment and, with my youngest son doing a bit … Continue reading

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“But why can’t they alter it?” – Why CAN’T systems join up?

There is a lot of really interesting stuff on Twitter that goes unnoticed – especially good stuff by people who don’t (yet) have that many followers. I spotted this tweet by Eileen Murphy (@EileenHMurphy ) yesterday that she posted about three … Continue reading

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Zut alors! I’m off to Paris this week. Please come too! :)

I would never have thought to submit an abstract for the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Paris 2014. But Helen Bevan, very kindly tweeted to suggest that I did! @WhoseShoes You should consider submitting a proposal for … Continue reading

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“Understanding our Patients” – a very impressive event in Cumbria!

The thing I like best about Twitter is when it connects people who would not otherwise have come together. Which happens all the time. People with the same values and passions. This happened in Cumbria last week. Bringing like-minded people … 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 shoes of Chris Roberts … | Living with younger onset dementia…

My favourite group meeting tonight, our local young onset group, nice to share & help #dementia #Alzheimer #shareing — Chris Roberts (@mason4233) January 9, 2014 I enjoy spotting the story that sits behind a tweet. I invited Chris to tell … Continue reading

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In the shoes of a Dementia Congress delegate seeking clarity …

The purpose of our “In my shoes” series, and indeed the whole Whose Shoes?® concept,  is to provide a diverse mix of viewpoints in order to encourage real conversations about things that really matter. The blog series gives people a … Continue reading

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In the shoes of Rebecca Myers… | Former nurse, NHS manager and daughter

I am getting some very interesting invitations at the moment! A little while ago Rebecca Myers (@RivkahMiar) contacted me to ask if I would run a Whose Shoes? workshop at the Florence Nightingale Foundation Annual Conference in London 27/28 February … Continue reading

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Whose Shoes? – Are you serious about transformation in health and social care?

I promised to tell you a bit more about our Whose Shoes? extravaganza here in Coventry on 2 August. First of all I would like to apologise to anyone who would have liked to come and wondered why they didn’t … Continue reading

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