Archive of ‘Health Communication’ category

What Is ‘Normal’, Anyway?

What is normal? It’s a question I’ve thought a lot about. Last year I wrote about how growing up I sought to be different, thinking ‘normal’ was boring because it means conforming. After Hugo’s death, however, I would give anything to be a ‘normal’ mum – using the term ‘normal’ loosely, to mean having a […] Read more…

What Happened at the National Maternity Review Team Listening Event?

Yesterday was the first listening event of the National Maternity Review, held at London King’s College. The invitation, from the Chair of the review herself, Baroness Julia Cumberledge promised that the event would “…be pooling ideas to improve maternity services.” And that “We are most anxious to hear from all those who have an interest […] Read more…

Snapshot of the Maternity Experience Campaign – In Numbers and Graphics

For what began as a ‘small pilot’, the Maternity Experience campaign (#MatExp) has been going really well…! I originally published on the MatExp website; I am so proud of everything the campaign and the passionate community behind it has achieved I wanted to feature it on my own blog, too to further spread the word. Here are some […] Read more…

HSJ Patient Leaders – Changing the Way Health Services Perceive Patient Experience

Yesterday I travelled to Birmingham for the announcement of the very first list of Patient Leaders by the Health Service Journal (HSJ) – I am honoured to be included in it for my work with Hugo’s Legacy and #MatExp. It’s a secret I’ve had to keep for about a month, because the list was under embargo until last […] Read more…

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