Tag Archives: Hospital

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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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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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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In the (exceptionally purple) shoes of… Alison Cameron, #boatrocker extraordinaire!

Regular readers of my blog series and followers on Twitter will know the name of Alison Cameron and share my huge admiration for her. In July 2013, I published in two parts her powerful, moving and indeed unforgettable story: Part … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… Barbara Hodkinson | Founder of the Butterfly Scheme – 10 years on

I am delighted to publish this guest blog by Barbara Hodkinson, Founder of the Butterfly Scheme, to mark the ten year anniversary of this important contribution to personalised care for people living with dementia. I think Barbara will be thrilled … 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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In the (baby) shoes of… newborn twins ;-)

Finding the right balance between Patient experience, Effectiveness and Safety can be described in a 200 page report. (I did not go to the trouble of finding a 200 page report. I think people will believe me.) I tend to … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… Delia Stearnes| Practice Nurse and Expert Patient…

The wisdom that is out there…  Patients spot the simple things that can make SUCH a difference… Tomorrow I am attending a high level meeting in London with Patient Engagement Leads from the NHS and people responsible for quality and … Continue reading

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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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