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NHS Wheelchairs, Complex Needs & Specialist Wheelchairs

On Tuesday 28th June 2016 I participated in a TweetChat with NHS PHB and others, discussing PHBs for wheelchairs to replace the inadequate wheelchair voucher system and hopefully improve the postcode lottery that currently exists. It was a wonderful debate…

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Patient Leaders: What Are They and Why Are They So Vital?

We need a co-operative NHS, one in which patients and professionals can work together on an equal footing to improve our NHS and in which patients are valued for their expertise on the health service, being experts by experience. Patients'…

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Becoming Lucy Watts MBE – My Day At Buckingham Palace

In the New Years Honours 2016, I was appointed Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for my services to Young People with Disabilities. Then on Thursday 9th June 2016, I received my MBE in my Investiture…

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Supporting Unpaid Carers: What Happens When A Carer Gets Sick?

I’m not sure why society is not better equipped to support unpaid carers. Why they are so often undervalued. They save the UK on average £132 billion a year, the cost of running a second NHS, so why do we…

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Children’s Hospice Week 2016: A Spoken Poem Video

It’s Children’s Hospice Week this week (23rd-29th May 2016). It’s an annual week-long event and the aim of children’s hospice week is to raise awareness of the services that support children with life-shortening conditions and their families. This year’s theme is…

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The Big Conversation: Thinking about dying won’t make it happen! – Dying Matters Awareness Week 2016

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2016The Big Conversation We all have wishes, preferences and we know what we want. We make our own choices, we decide what we do and when, we make our own plans for our lives, we choose which…

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Rest in Pixels – BBC Three Documentary – How To Create and Control Your Own Digital Legacy

Late last year I did some filming with a crew for a BBC Three documentary, Rest in Pixels. This documentary delved into the world of death in the context of our online footprint, our online representation, and how this lives…

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New Years Honours – Lucy Watts MBE

To my wonderful friends, family and supporters, I have a very, very exciting announcement to make: I am now Lucy Watts MBEI have been appointed Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s New Year Honours List!! MISS…

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