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2018 Disability Power 100 List: Becoming One Of The Most Influential Disabled People in Britain

This week it was announced that I had been named as one of the 100 most influential disabled people in Britain, on the Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 List.  What is the Disability Power 100 List? The Shaw Trust Power…

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NHS Peer Leadership Academy: Day 4 (second residential)

So, continuing my series about the NHS Peer Leadership Academy, here’s an update on Day 4 (aka day 2 of the second two-day residential, the first residential being in September, the final residential being in November). I am now home…

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NHS Peer Leadership Academy: Day 3 (second residential)

Continuing on with my blog series about the NHS Peer Leadership Academy, here is day three of the Academy. Days one and two took place on 18th and 19th September, and today is day three, tomorrow day four and then…

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IHUG/ESNEFT User Group Celebration & Workshop; 12/10/18

Fantastic day today at the IHUG (Ipswich Hospital User Group) celebration at Ipswich Hospital today where I was giving a presentation and then supporting their workshop afterwards.   In my speech I talked about my work and achievements, how I…

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Hospice Care Week & #HatsOn4CPC

This week it’s Hospice Care Week. All of you know I am a palliative and hospice care advocate having been a beneficiary of such services since I was 17.  You all know my story, being born with health problems and…

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On Turning 25 (Tuesday 2nd October)

On Tuesday 2nd October it was my birthday; a birthday I was not expected to reach. I turned 25; which is at least 2 years longer than I was expected to reach. I’ve lived a quarter of a century! At…

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Receiving my Honorary Degree of Master of the University from the Open University – 21/09/18

On Friday 21st September 2018 I received a prestigious accolade: I was awarded an Honorary Degree of Master of the University from the Open University, for commitment to public services. What an incredible thing to receive, to be recognised in…

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NHS Peer Leadership Academy: Day 2 of the First Residential

NHS Peer Leadership Academy: Day 2 I’d suggest reading my blog about Day 1 first, with you can read here.  So, today was day 2 of the first residential for the NHS Peer Leadership Academy. What a day it was! We…

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NHS Peer Leadership Academy: Day 1 of the First Residential

NHS Peer Leadership Academy Day 1 Well, what a day today has been. I write this late as we’ve been on the go all day. I am shattered. But it has been absolutely amazing. Meeting so many incredible people on…

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Awareness Weeks, Months & Days in September

Well back to blogging but on my new website. I thought I’d do a post about a few awareness days/weeks/months that are current this month or fall this week. Sepsis Awareness Month  First off, September is Sepsis Awareness Month. I’ve…

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