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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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Posted in communicating, emergency services, health, health services, leadership, patient care, public relations, public sector, working practices

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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Trojan horses, writing ghosts, and aiming for the Moon

The posts in Week 46 were as varied as ever but with a strong emphasis on healthcare and training, with some ghosts of writing (but no ghost writing), the odd Trojan horse and bovine brain, and some sport thrown in.

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Demons, downloads and daffodils

Hello, it’s me Kate Bentham again this week, starting with a shuffle of the feet and staring at the floor apology for the delay in getting this summary to you. My standards are slipping. I’ll try harder. Am I forgiven? So,

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Posted in #WeeklyBlogClub summary, Business, communicating, communities, cultural heritage, culture, digital technology, family, film/video, football, health, health services, humour, leadership, local government, management, media, mental health, public relations, public sector, rugby, social media, websites, working practices

Scots Abroad – Surely Not That Obvious?

A great blog by Rough Cat looking at all things fabulous about being Scottish. The blog looks at some of the stereotypes associated with being Scottish, including accents, weather, communities and the best lager in the whole of the world.

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Posted in communities, culture, society, travel and exploration

Jamming with Learner Journey Data

Lesley Thomson writes about the Learner Journey Data Jam – a 48-hour event about data relating to learners’ experience of the Scottish education system. Developers, designers, learners and educational policy types got together and came up with some prototypes of

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The Chime of Midnight

Colin Martin reflects on his time as Professor of Mental Health at the University of the West of Scotland (@uwshealth)  as he moves down to London for a new job. The Chime of Midnight by Colin R Martin on the Ayrshire Health blog.

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London Calling – A Scottish Cop’s Experience of Policing with the Met

Andy Wilson gives a fascinating personal insight in to policing the Olympics, and some of the differences in style and approach between different forces. London Calling – A Scottish Cop’s Experience of Policing with the Met by Andy Wilson

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Posted in communicating, Olympics, parks, police, public relations, public sector, public spaces, special events, sports, squares, streets, Uncategorized, working practices

Amazing things are happening in Scotland: Part 2

Lesley Thomson has made her first contribution to Weekly Blog Club in Week 12. She writes about all the events for digital public sector people in Scotland that are happening over the next few months (some of us South of

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We’ll tweet again, we know where, we know when

Carolyne Mitchell’s Week 7 post announces a great event that she’s organising: the Tartan TweetMeet, Scotland’s first national TweetMeet. Read her post to find out more! We’ll tweet again, we know where, we know when by Carolyne Mitchell.

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