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Love, love, love – and some leadership

All together now… It was Valentine’s Day the day after Weekly Blog Club’s Week 6 ended, and the posts of the week anticipated it with lots of love in the air. Mark Wood wrote about his love of photography that

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Getting personal, explaining dementia, and paper in art

We had 11 contributions for Week 5, with three themes emerging during the week: health issues, using social media in the public sector, and art. Gina Alexander returned to the  @dghealth (Dumfries and Galloway Health) blog with Take a deep breath. I was

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The future, revealing selves, and the NHS Hack Day

Thanks very much to the fabulous Kate Bentham for looking after Weekly Blog Club in Week 3 and writing a great summary for it. Thank goodness she covered Week 3 and not Week 4. I would have felt a bit

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Cultural differences

A moving blog this week from Ann Gow on the Ayrshire Health Blog. Ann shares with us a recent sad time for her family following the death of an Aunt. Ann describes how due to culture, alongside the wishes of

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Highlights, hopes, growing places & 2013 in review

This is the #WeeklyBlogClub Week 52 summary. That means that we’ve been going for two whole years – which is not bad since I thought that the blog would trail off and end by March 2012. We have had over

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Looking forward, looking backward

The lack of posts in Week 51 is explained by the fact that the week included Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day so I think most people might have been quite busy doing other things maybe. Four well-organised people

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Born to be a Nurse / Taught to be a Nurse or Forever a Student

A thought provoking blog from David Barton which begins by looking at whether all nurses should be educated in university. The blog also considers if nurses are born with the qualities needed or if it is possible to learn, and

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