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Images, explanations and change

So, did I [Phil Jewitt] have fun hosting weekly blog club this week? Just a bit, could you tell? Not bad for a bloke on his death bed eh? and who said blokes can’t multi-task or do anything when they are ill?

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Care and Control

A poignant post by Betty Gudrun, mental health officer, on the difficult decisions that sometimes have to be made which may mean control is taken out of patients hands. Care and control by Betty Gudrun on the Ayrshire Health blog.

Posted in communicating, customer service, family, health, leadership, mental health, patient care, social care, Uncategorized, working practices

All I want for Christmas is work

A heartfelt post from a wonderful lady who needs a bit of a break. Some organisation somewhere, hopefully North East, could be in for a great 2013. Good luck Janet. All I want for Christmas is work by Janet Davis

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Citizen’s panels for Social Services in Wales

A brief post about the progress of creating forums that allow representative opinions of current issues around social services to be collected. Citizen’s panels for Social Services in Wales by Participation Cymru

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Rocks in his ears and other brilliant descriptions

Inspired by the words of a sick child, Janet shares a collection of literary descriptions; sentences that totally create pictures. Speaking of which, there is a soggy cat picture too. Rocks in his ears and other brilliant descriptions by Janet Harkin

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At the bottom of the garden – stands a Titan

Derek Barron writes a reflective piece about the photo in the header of his blog and twitter profile. He reflects on the history of Titan, the crane that played/s a major part in the heritage of Clydebank. At the bottom

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The personal essay makes a comeback

I think the most underestimated part of what we all do at blog club is the linking to and posting of material that is relevant to a community of interest such as blog club. Martin Howitt links to a blog post (about

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Come to the edge

Hopefully the start of a productive conversation as the Assistant Chief Constable Local Policing for Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police, takes to the blogosphere. Good luck Gareth from all at #weeklyblogclub. Come to the edge by ACC Gareth Morgan via @sashataylor

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Great minds, aligned planets and buses etc

Now this is really spooky. There I (PJ) was working on a blog project for work about sociable organisations, in the same week I’m looking after blog club. Boom… a post about the same topic pings into the blog club

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15 WordPress user errors that make you look silly – infographic

Sometimes a blog post can just be about linking to useful information. Janet provides a useful link to an infographic that visualises some of the pitfalls of the WordPress blogging platform. 15 WordPress user errors that make you look silly

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