I gave my annual lecture to the Sheffield University Medical Students on Thursday. It was the hottest day of the […]
How many older people enter hospital and never leave? Are never aware that the paramedics who carry them from their living-room floor will never bring them back; their secrets, mementos, curios, stashed-away in corners only to be discovered by relatives when clearing-out the house after they have moved-on or died.
Boab hands me my phone and is longer shouting, he is calm the rest of the day and the next.
Is this what we want? One overall winner with everyone else losing?
I went back to Doncaster yesterday, to take part in the Person-Centred Care training day we have been running for […]
It is like squeezing in to too small shoes. It can be done, it is awkward and, you can get about, but you look odd and you will soon get blisters.
I had another interesting discussion with a colleague today. She had heard about my plans to move hospitals and she […]
OK. It is Dementia Awareness Week 2017. Now, until Sunday the 21st. If you want to see what was going-on […]
In fact, I saw two examples of good practice – one was probably better than the other, but both had […]
Now… I was ear-wigging this morning. I know it is a bad habit, but sometimes you just can’t help yourself. […]
All these little bits, these fragments of who we are, where we have been and what we have done contribute to our whole
Today, I am in Gouda, Holland. Tomorrow I am talking at a Microsystems conference in the local Green-Heart hospital. I […]
The constraints of modernity are a strange perversion.
Let us lift our love-ones out of the morass of 21st Century care.
There is an assumption that when the lights go down and the night-staff appear on the scene that things become quiet and still – a little like a scene from Bambi.
Could you Facetime your doctor when you are on holiday in Greece rather than having to wade through the complexities of health insurance (yes, Brexiters) and a foreign health system?