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A Political Manifesto By Molly Dog

My name is Molly (Molly Dog [with a blog] to my followers) and I am a 5 year old working class, dog, a Working Cocker Spaniel to be precise. I live in the beautiful place called Benfleet in Essex, where…

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RIP Stephen Hawking; A Hero Of Mine

We awoke today to the news that one of our greatest minds, Professor Stephen Hawking, has passed away age 76. Stephen was an incredible person, he had intelligence that knew no bounds, determination and inner strength that would rival any…

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Hope For A Diagnosis: My NMCCC Admission March 2018 for a Muscle Biopsy

This week I was admitted to the Neuromuscular Complex Care Centre (NMCCC) at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square (NHNN). This admission was for my muscle biopsy, long awaited - I’ve been waiting since 2016, and we…

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To Friendship & A Collaborative Partnership; My Meeting with Dr Tedros, Director General of the World Health Organisation

Today I had the greatest pleasure of a personal meeting with Dr Tedros, Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) regarding my palliative care advocacy work and ensuring that palliative care gets included in universal health coverage packages. The…

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My call with Dr Tedros, Director General of the World Health Organisation

Last week, it was the World Health Organisation (WHO) Executive Board. The WHO is an international organisation who direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system. The Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) and International Association for Hospice…

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Another Year Over, A New One (almost) Begun – Reflecting on 2017

2017 has been an incredible year, I feel truly privileged for all the opportunities I’ve received, all the new roles and projects, all the experiences, places I’ve been, things I’ve done, people I’ve met. This year Molly and I started…

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East of England Patient Leadership Event – 23rd November 2017

Today I had an absolutely amazing day at the Patient Leadership Workshop Event run by Health Education East of England, East of England NHS Leadership Academy and The Eastern Academic Health Science Network. It was an event to bring together…

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Queen’s Nursing Institute Transition of Care Conference – 10th November 2017

On Friday 10th November 2017 a very special event took place. Hosted by the Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI) with support from the Burdett Trust, the QNI Transition of Care Conference was a great success. It brought together nurses, healthcare professionals…

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Accessibility, Complex Needs & Hospitals – A Blog In Honour of Adam Bojelian

I’m a 24 year old young lady with a life-limiting condition that has caused complex physical and medical needs. I am completely dependent on a specialist electric wheelchair, although forced to spend a lot of time in bed, I require…

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Sepsis Survivors: How My Family Has Been Touched By Sepsis

(c) UK Sepsis TrustSeptember is Sepsis Awareness Month and Wednesday 13th September is this year's World Sepsis Day. My family has been touched by sepsis a number of times. We know too well how serious sepsis is. There’s an estimated…

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