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The importance of communicating (and more drones)

Thank you very much to all who contributed the 10 posts in week 17. I am going to start this summary by mentioning the post that I think must have been the toughest to write. Kirsty Bowie wrote about the

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First impressions count

When preparing for a new job, as Chief Executive of NHS Scotland, Paul Gray visited a number of NHS Boards to meet staff and patients. He was inspired by what he found. Then a few days before starting, tragedy hit so many when

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Stress, a little grrrr, blue light and some other colours

Stress, emergency services, healthcare, and art featured in Week 8’s posts but we will start with music. Carol Woolley’s post about a choral evening A Valentines musical treat (I’ve included a video of Thank You for the Music by Abba because it

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A parent in the Healthcare system (and proof I did not steal the DaVinci)

I have to admit that when I read Peter Bryden’s account of the birth of his first child I had tears running down my face. Peter and his wife did not experience the care you would expect during what became

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Say hello, hug, say goodbye?

The Week 42 posts made me think again about Weekly Blog Club, as people move on and things quieten down. Joseph Conaghan wrote a thought-provoking post Is Ambulance Reality TV …Insight or Voyeuristic? I can see an argument for producing such television

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Is Ambulance Reality TV …Insight or Voyeuristic?

Joseph Conaghan raises interesting questions about the kind of reality tv shows that I avoid watching – those that show what happens when the emergency services deal with a 999 call. Is Ambulance Reality TV …Insight or Voyeuristic? by Joseph Conaghan .

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People that are close, places far away

My apologies for the delay in the Week 37 summary due to catastrophic laptop failure, resulting eventually in having to replace the hard drive (and losing some files from the last couple of months since it last broke down when

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