Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Raising the Roof of the House of Care

Today, I collaborated with Alex Kamadu (@AlexKamadu) from NHS IQ on a joint presentation at BDA Live. It was a bit of an experiment, but we felt that collaborating, as a patient and professional, on the subject of managing long term conditions was appropriate. Here is a summary of our talk, which we hope illustrates how both patients and professionals are on a journey of activation together.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Patient Leaders, Posters and Possibilities....

For me, a "poster" was something like this.... And a "paper" was something like this....

But in the world of academic conferences, they mean something very different. A poster is a very visual and accessible way of presenting a piece of work and a paper is actually a 15 minute talk! The point of these at conferences is to share great work and ideas.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Self-Management: It isn't just for patients

Last week I had the honour of delivering a lecture at the College of Medicine Summer School, 'Self Care & Resilience: How can we care?'. This blog post is a summary of my lecture....