The role of apps in healthcare

July 26, 2013 at 8:27 am

Our last barometer asked for staff views about the role of apps in healthcare. The majority of the respondees felt apps could be used to ‘some extent’, with just 15 people saying apps do not have a role in healthcare. We invited practitioners to get in touch if they’d like […]

Response to Keogh Report

July 17, 2013 at 11:09 am

Yesterday saw the publication of the “Review into the quality of care and treatment provided by 14 hospital trusts in England” by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh. My view is that given the level of activity in the media there is a risk that the key messages of the report could […]

Broken by Battle

July 16, 2013 at 2:28 pm

  Last night I sat down, like many, to watch the Panorama programme entitled ‘Broken by Battle’. The programme outlined the stories of families that had lost loved ones through suicide. What united these moving accounts was the fact that the individuals who had died were serving members of the Armed […]

Student Reporter Project

July 16, 2013 at 12:41 pm

My name is Stephanie Roberts and I am a student at  E-ACT Leeds East Academy. Soon I will be going in to my second year of 6th form where I will continue to study Health and Social Care and Business Studies. One of my aspirations is to work within health […]

The triumph of hope over experience

July 15, 2013 at 1:15 pm

  Around this time last year I blogged about working for a week as a volunteer in Lourdes in France. I repeated the experience for the third time this year and this is my first day back at work. This morning, travelling in, I found myself reflecting what my experience of […]

When I Get Older

July 4, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Over the past few days I have been observing a lot of media traffic concerning the 65th anniversary of the NHS.  For a significant number of people when you turn 65 you take your “foot off the pedal” a bit, with a career behind you and, perhaps, with a family […]

The value of creative and expressive therapies in an older people’s acute mental health unit

July 2, 2013 at 7:40 am

I’d like to share our innovations in using creative and expressive therapies in an acute inpatient mental health unit for older people in Leeds.   Back in 2011 we made a decision to hold a small budget of £2,500 to explore the use of therapies and working with older people […]