Books For Your Summer Holidays

Books for Your holidays

I’ve seen a few requests on social media for recommendations for books to take away on summer holidays, so thought I’d share some of my favourite reads. The kind of books you want on your holiday are, I think, ones with page-turning stories, interesting characters, and plots that are gripping without being too complicated (and […] Read more…

The First Nobody’s Patient Pilot Workshop

The First Nobody's Patient Pilot Workshop

The first Nobody’s Patient pilot workshop was held last Friday, and was a resounding success. Nobody’s Patient is an extension of the maternity experience (#MatExp) project, looking at three key groups: Women who are seriously ill during pregnancy and birth; Families of babies who need neonatal or paediatric care; Families whose babies sadly die before, […] Read more…

Friends and Fun at BML 16

Friends and Fun at BML 16

So, BML 16 came and went last weekend…what happened? An Inauspicious Start… The day started with me in a bit of a tizz because I overslept – oops! Fortunately the journey by train into London isn’t far which meant my tardiness wasn’t a total disaster. It meant my lovely friend Carla was also late as […] Read more…

Thoughts About the EU Referendum Result

Thoughts About the EU Referendum Result

I’ve been thinking about a sunny day back in June 2010 when I was part of a party welcoming Andrew Lansley to my place of work. His visit to Milton Keynes PCT and then the hospital was his first official duty after becoming Health Secretary of the newly-elected Coalition government. Being a life-long leftie I […] Read more…

The EU Referendum: Views, Bias, and Kindness

The EU Referendum- Views, Bias, and Kindness

Tomorrow we’ll be going to the polls to cast our vote in the European Referendum. It’s a momentous decision, with vociferous campaigning on both the ‘leave’ and ‘remain’ sides. That campaigning has been complemented by commentary and coverage in the print, broadcast, and social media. All campaigning, commentary, and coverage has been littered with spin, […] Read more…

What EMDR Therapy Feels Like

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After my serious illness and the death of Hugo I was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD happens as the result of trauma. Part of PTSD means that parts of the brain that deal with threats, memory, and decision-making (as well as the links between them) are damaged, meaning it is difficult to distinguish […] Read more…

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