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Communicating, Culture, Holidays and #nhsscot14

Listen to the Weekly Summary in Welsh below, or read on for the English! This is the first week I’ve covered Weekly Blog Club in quite some time, and what a week it was! We had 13 great blogs that are well

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Posted in #WeeklyBlogClub summary, blogging, communicating, cultural heritage, culture, digital technology, health, health services, holiday, ideas/innovation, learning, local government, MOOC, patient care, photography, public relations, public relations, public sector, Third sector, training, visual arts, wifi

Language, art and a bit of elbow grease

We’ve had 10 contributions this week – thanks to everyone who’s blogged, read and liked the posts, as well as anyone who’s decided to follow the blog. It’s been great reading all your posts, and I highly recommend looking after

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Posted in #WeeklyBlogClub summary, architecture, communicating, communities, cultural heritage, culture, education, equality, fine art, health, health services, horticulture, ideas/innovation, languages, learning, local government, medical practice, mental health, natural environment, painting drawing, patient care, photography, police, public sector, public spaces, Religion, schools, science, social care, social media, streets, unconferences, visual arts


Mhairi Hastings, Nurse Manager for PCCD West, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, has been reading about Innovation, Creativity, Change and Research in healthcare and has been struck by the words and language that we use everyday, but that we perhaps don’t analyse

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Posted in health, health services, patient care, public sector

Do Mundane Things. Get Your Ideas Accepted by Working Behind Enemy Lines, and Don’t be a Martyr

Are you trying to implement ideas at your organisation but you’re struggling to get them accepted? In this post Chris Bolton a.k.a. What’s the PONT looks at a different tactic to get your ideas approved and accepted – pretend you’re

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Posted in ideas/innovation, public sector

Sometimes its the little things ….

Management speak and jargon can baffle the best of us. This great blog by Stephanie Mottram, Service Development Manager for Acute and Diagnostics at NHS Dumfries and Galloway, reflects on the power of common sense and how single positive encounters

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Posted in health, health services, medical practice, patient care, public sector

Six ‘award winning’ tips

A great blog from Ross Wigham this week, who offers some top tips for anyone considering entering a piece of work or campaign for an award. Ross talks from experience having won awards himself, and who is now also involved

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Posted in communicating, internal communications, leadership, public relations, setting goals, special events, working practices

Introducing Camp Camp

Paul Coxon provides food for thought in questioning whether the market for public sector unconferences is becoming saturated. Seems to have stirred some interest by the comments received. Introducing camp camp by Paul Coxon

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Posted in Business, communicating, conferences, digital technology, education, public sector, special events, unconferences, working practices