Tag Archives: make a difference

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 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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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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NHS Change day #MatExp Lithotomy Challenge – A blog for Mother’s Day

A Mother’s Day special !  Florence Wilcock, my ‘partner in crime’ on the #MatExp project has already written a very popular blog, writing as a mother who happens also to be an obstetrician – or perhaps vice versa. Who knows?  … Continue reading

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#MatExp on #NHSChangeDay – working together to improve maternity care!

Today is NHS Change Day! 11 March 2015  I will be spending the day with Florence Wilcock, my #MatExp ‘partner in crime’ at Kingston Hospital with a great programme of activities planned. Helen Bevan and the NHS Change Day film … Continue reading

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In the shoes of … | Florence Wilcock, Divisional Director Specialist Services & Obstetrician, Kingston Hospital FT

Last week I wrote a blog about how we have built the #MatExp project to improve maternity experience and the campaign was launched on the NHS Change Day site.  Our constantly evolving MatExp story has since been published in NHS … Continue reading

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Meetings – and how to add a little magic

In my old life as a local government officer, I attended many meetings. I am not a big fan of meetings. I used to sit and count up in my head the approximate cost of the meetings in terms of … Continue reading

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