My experience of working as a Patient Representative at UCLH Cancer Collaborative
My name is Carol, I was originally diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, and after a year of treatment, I was pronounced symptom-free. However, in February 2015 I received the devastating news that I had multiple metastases in my spine, hip and liver, and was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer.
By: Carol08 Nov 2018
My reflections on system working
The question of how to create local systems that will be capable of meeting the challenges of growing demand, increasing complexity and constrained financial and staff resources is one that is exercising systems around the country.
By: Nigel Edwards08 Nov 2018
World Mental Health Day is on 10th October 2018. This year’s focus is on young people and mental health in a changing world.
By: Chris Dzikiti10 Oct 2018
As senior responsible officer for the Children and Young People workstream of North London Partners in health and care, our local sustainability and transformation partnership (STP), I am passionate about delivering better outcomes for children and young people within our communities.
By: Charlotte Pomery11 Sep 2018
We are supporting the Healthy London Partnership’s #AskAboutAsthma campaign which runs from 3rd-16th Sept.
By: Sam Rostom03 Sep 2018
'Speaking the truth' – mental health in the workplace
Returning to work from maternity leave can be challenging for anyone, returning in the week Ofsted decide to ‘drop in’ on my service was certainly interesting. All this under the back drop of my new diagnosis of post-natal depression.
By: Emma Haigh31 May 2018
PJ’s = Lazy Days!
The #endPJparalysis was recently started by Ann-Marie Riley from Nottingham University Hospital, following research that implies PJ’s have a lot to answer for when considering hospital admissions.
By: Deborah Abson19 Mar 2018
Housing associations and Hospitals: how we made integrated care work for our patients
By: Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust12 Feb 2018
Innovating our way to a new ‘business as usual’
How can public services harness what Simon Stevens calls the “renewable energy” of people and communities? How do we shift power to citizens, plus strengthen communities and improve wellbeing?
By: Paul Burstow16 Jan 2018
'I'm just a care home nurse'
Care Home nursing is so misunderstood and we are part to blame in not teaching others about what we do, who we are, the difference we make and the challenges we face.
By: Mary Rabitte13 Dec 2017
Public health: Everyone's business (part 2)
In the part of London where I live and work, we are blessed in the field of healthcare and research - we have the highest proportion of ‘good’ ratings by the CQC in any sector of the capital. We also have some of the best mortality rates in the country.
By: Sir David Sloman20 Nov 2017
Public health: Everyone’s business (part 1)
Moving public health into local government is a very positive development. The timing however was difficult, with the sector severely hit by the austerity programme.
By: Jeanelle de Gruchy30 Oct 2017
Finding a workforce for the future
We have been pretty remiss over the years in mental health, as elsewhere in the health and care sector, in giving proper attention to workforce issues. They are fundamental, not just to the practical logistics of delivering care, but also to the character and quality of patient experience.
By: Paul Jenkins29 Sep 2017