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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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Our Trip To WOMAD with Festival Spirit & St Christopher’s Hospice

  This weekend, for the first time in a long time, I was simply a young adult. A festival-goer just like everyone else. Thanks to two incredible charities, Festival Spirit and St Christopher’s Hospice, I was able to go to…

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Happy 70th Birthday, NHS – Thank You For Keeping Me Alive

Happy 70 Birthday, NHS.Today we celebrate the NHS and all its successes and glory. An institution not only providing free healthcare for all, regardless of need or ability to pay, but one that is a national treasure. The NHS may…

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#ExpOfCare Week; A Patient Perspective on Professionals’ Attitude, Behaviour, Approach & Compassion & its Effect on Experience Of Care

#Hellomynameis Lucy Watts MBE. I’m a 24 year old young adult with a progressive, life-limiting condition that has caused very complex medical needs. This means I spend a lot of time in the company of healthcare professionals and far too…

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