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Just another day!

I really enjoyed reading this blog from Heather Currie on the Dumfries and Galloway Health Blog. Heather reflects on some of her own patient experiences, recalling specific details about the care she received, the way she was spoken to by

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The Value of Values

A great blog this week from Julie Booth looking at Values within the NHS. Julie highlights Disney as an organisation that provides excellent customer service, and how at the heart of the company is an enthusiastic and well motivated workforce who

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Reflections on #nhsscot14

After two inspiring days at the NHS Scotland event, Selina Stephen and Jason Leitch have time to reflect on what they learnt from the event, and to also consider how everyone working within NHS Scotland can take the two key

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Hubs, Health and Happy Shoes

Week 18? Already? Well I never. It’s true that time flies when you’re enjoying yourself and this week has flown by for me because I’ve been enjoying the 11 fabulous blogs submitted. I especially liked the blog post by Karen Hart

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Reaching out to hospital patients at the end of life

A fascinating blog post this week from David Clark on the Dumfries and Galloway Health blog. David and colleagues wanted to  to establish what proportion of people in hospital at any one time are in the last year of life. The

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The Memory of Happy Shoes

In this weeks blog on Ayrshire Health we have a guest post from Janice Mcalister who writes about Dementia. Janice talks about how certain triggers such as a smell, song or even a picture of happy shoes can help to

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The wheels on the bus

On the Ayrshire Health Blog this week Brian McCulloch shares with us his experience of the care and treatment he received during a surgical procedure. Brian writes about a couple of disappointments along the way, but praises the communication skills

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Boundaries . . .

A blog from Anne Marshall this week who looks at how to overcome the discrepancy between wanting to deliver a five star service on a one star budget. Anne suggests that we still want to see the best treatment and

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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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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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