Category Archives: Healthcare

Persisting to learn: persisting to practice

I’m writing this blog whilst waiting for my daughter to graduate with her next Tang Soo Do red belt stripe. I think she will then have about 3-4 more stripes, before she can try to attain her dark blue belt. … Continue reading

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#Quality2019 : my reflections

I was lucky enough to be one of the 3500 or so delegates at the BMJ/IHI International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare (the ‘Forum’), held in Glasgow last week. The annual conference held in Europe can be argued … Continue reading

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Reflections on improvement overburden

Quite recently I have gone back ‘into improvement practice’ after doing my PhD and policy jobs for the last 5 years. So back into the cut and thrust of ‘doing’ improvement work rather than thinking and writing about it. Back … Continue reading

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Finally Phinished

I finally graduate on Monday… two days time.  I have designed, researched, written, rewritten, printed, submitted, defended, corrected and completed my PhD thesis. Some 340 odd pages and 120k of words (I count the appendices!)  Probably more like 500k words … Continue reading

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Q Community

I have some exciting news I would like to share with you. You may have heard of Q* – it is an initiative being led by the Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS Improvement. Through Q, people with … Continue reading

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Regulation and Improvement – Polar Opposites?

Picture from By Ernie Smith / Jul 14, 2015 (iStock/Thinkstock) Three years ago, when I started my PhD about regulation and improvement in healthcare, if someone had told me that by the end of it I would end up defending … Continue reading

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Healthcare Engineering

I have been fortunate to be asked to write a blog for the IMechE about healthcare engineering to support their campaign in this area.  This builds on some of my previous writings in this blog. If you want to read … Continue reading

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