Why I became a Dementia Friends Champion

June 18, 2014 at 2:34 pm

I signed up to be a Dementia Friends Champion because I really believe in the initiative, I know that people can live well with dementia but I worry about the stigma and myths many people hold about Dementia. Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative funded by the Department of […]

NHS Confederation Conference

June 11, 2014 at 1:43 pm

NHS Confederation Conference Last week, Frank Griffiths, our Chair and Jill Copeland, our Chief Operating Officer/Deputy Chief Executive and I were among more than 2,500 people from across the health and care sector at the NHS Confederation’s annual conference in Liverpool. It was a packed few days with, alongside big […]

Building a Culture of Compassion

June 10, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Development day for Clinical Team at Towngate House IPS On 28th January 2014, the whole of the clinical team at Towngate House IPS, (part of the rehab and recovery service) had a development day. Nursing staff, Health support staff, Medical staff, and OT staff, spent the day reviewing and reflecting […]

6C bingo and courage at Leeds Gender Identity Service

June 10, 2014 at 12:58 pm

6C bingo and courage at Leeds Gender Identity Service Take a look at the following advertisement to help nurses to think about the 6 Cs: “Have you ever tried to work out what your role as a nurse is?  The 6 Cs can help.  If you are ever feeling lost about […]

How observed practice can demonstrate the 6Cs

June 3, 2014 at 2:05 pm

For some time, Allied Health Professionals have been using observed practice to develop their practice. It involves thinking about what areas we would like to improve upon and asking someone to help us in this quest by observing an area of practice, then giving constructive feedback. Many who have used […]