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.
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 This draft guidance encourages debate about what good medical practice should look like in the future.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.
For the last three days I’ve been in London for #NCASC – the National Children and Adult Services Conference. A considerable focus of the conference was #integratedcare and the need for #health and #socialcare systems to work closer together, set within the current economic situation and reduction of resources. I think its fair to say … More Reflections on #NCASC – let’s start with people
So the news is that Dad’s main tumour has shrunk slightly (only a couple of millimetres) and the other two have shown no significant change. No conversation about chemotherapy either. Not sure any of us can quite believe it. Can’t stop grinning. Not often you get good cancer news.
The UK Department of Health is currently running a campaign to crowdsource people’s ideas for ‘maps and apps’ and to gather feedback. They are interested in what apps people currently use and what they would like. From where I sit any campaign by the DH to listen and engage with people is a good thing, so … More NHS Maps and Apps – my ideas
In about a month I have a fortnight booked off work, it’s my first break since March and I can’t wait. This year seems mad busy, one thing after another, shed load of work, real life and personal stuff. There have been a couple of weddings, a hen weekend and a forthcoming christening – all … More Travel insurance when relative has terminal #cancer diagnosis
I’ve just written a blog post about the Dilnot Commission looking at the funding of care and support. I wrote it and tweeted about it and realised that the vast majority of people in my twitterstream wouldn’t look twice at such a post. There in lies the problem – it’s vaguely technical, too detailed, and … More Are you planning on getting old?
Almost a year ago the Government set up the Dilnot Commission to look at the future funding of care and support in England. Chaired by Andrew Dilnot, with the support of two commissioners Jo Williams and Norman Warner, the Commission is charged with making recommendations on how to achieve an affordable and sustainable funding system/s for care … More #Dilnot Commission – funding care and support
Ma and Pa – Jan 2011 This post is dedicated to my mum. She is one of the 6million people in the UK who are carers, although it is only recently that she has come to consider herself as such. My mum lives next door to my grandparents who are both in their 90s, they live … More My mum – a post for #carersweek