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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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International Assistance Dog Week 2017 – Lucy & Molly

So, last week (6th-12th August) was International Assistance Dog Week. IADW is an awareness week educating others about Assistance Dogs and what they do and celebrates how they transform lives. Molly and I have done all we can to raise awareness…

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Charlie Gard: A Case With No Winners

Charlie Gard. A little boy whose care has polarised the world. A little boy with a severe condition called infantile encephalomyopathic Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndrome. He sadly passed away last week. His doctors for months had wanted to remove his…

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