This is going to be a short post, I promise, it’s also a little thrown together as I’m finding 140 characters just isn’t enough space to try and explain what I mean! This post builds on two previous posts of mine Social media is not the answer written in January, and a post from the end … More Social media for social care – let’s not forget personalisation
This weekend has seen me tweet twice about football, an almost unheard of situation previously. Today, Gary Speed, the Wales Football Manager died suddenly at his home from a suspected suicide, an absolutely tragic loss to his family, friends and of course to the football community. Yesterday I heard about a tweet that Stan Collymore … More Dark days of depression: not bad, mad, crazy or weak, just ill.
Back in June I wrote a blog post comparing the public response to two current news stories – the first about Winterbourne View, the scene of institutional abuse of people with learning disabilities, and the second about two Metropolitan Police dogs who suffocated when their handler left them for too long in a vehicle. These … More Abuse and Neglect – do we love animals more? The Sequel.
The Good New research published today by Macmillan Cancer Support has shown that in most cases the length of time people survive after a cancer diagnosis has improved dramatically over the past 40 years. Back in the early 70s if you were diagnosed with cancer, the median survival rate (worked out as the time it … More Cancer survival – the good, the bad and the reality
The return of #innopints is upon us – tonight a few of us are meeting in the innovation hotbed that is Newton Abbot, for drinks, curry, social and a bit of chat, some of which may well be about innovation. A few of us have met once before and decided we’d like to meet up … More Innovation and a curry – what’s not to like?
This week has been a week of remembrance for myself and my family and I thought I’d take some time to reflect on it. Last Sunday Dad and myself went down to the Remembrance Sunday Parade in Torquay. One of the many conversations we had that day was about how little either of us had … More A week of remembrance
This weekend I headed to River Cafe Canteen at Axminster. I’ve been a couple of times now and keep coming back – so something must be good. I thought I’d blog this time, mostly because I’ve got some piccies of the food that I thought you might enjoy. First up the actual canteen space. I … More If only canteen food always tasted this good
This weekend I did my good turn for humanity by responding to the General Medical Council Consultation on Good Medical Practice. This draft guidance encourages debate about what good medical practice should look like in the future. This post isn’t likely to be of interest to many of you, but if you are interested (and … More GMC Consultation – Good Medical Practice 2012
Snapped this at the weekend and enjoyed it so much thought I’d share it on here. I particularly like the dash to add suspense between please and do.
Just over a year ago I ran a half-marathon in Cardiff and I’m a bit ashamed to admit I’ve barely run since. Until eventually last week I snapped and decided I’d had enough of not doing enough (or to be more accurate, doing anything). So I’ve been for three runs in the past week: two for 20mins (1.8m) … More Honestly – just do it!