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David Foord
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Quality, Clinical Governance & Nursing Leader
Quality, Clinical Governance & Nursing Leader

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How's My Tweeting - The Results!
In January I asked you ‘How’s
My Tweeting’ to get feedback on my use of Twitter so that I could improve
how I connect with and help you through this medium. The results are in! Here’s a link to the
full results , but I’ll summarise the findings and what I i...
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'The Other Guy'
An ‘open blog’ to all political parties on the NHS in
advance of the general election I recently received a letter from an MP/parliamentary
candidate* where I live.   If you haven’t
had one similar, then it’s probably coming soon.   The letter went on for a...
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Which me do you want?
It is the customary time of year to think about new beginnings and I
have been reflecting on my use of social media, in particular Twitter . I have always been interested in continuous self-improvement for the
benefit of others.   This can be achieved
throu...
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#YulePun
A little bit of fun for the festive season; my blog this week is a collection of jokes shared 9-10pm this evening (Friday 19 December). Jokies mainly from the wonderful Shelagh Creegan , the fantastic Mandy Hollis and the brilliant David Barton . Enjoy: [ V...
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Never Stop Asking Questions (Little Chirp's Big Day Out)
Today I had the great honour of being the Guest of Honour and giving the keynote address at two ceremonies for graduating students of the University of Bedfordshire.  I'm never one to miss an opportunity to promote the use of social media to support healthc...
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How to blog, for health professionals
It’s still November and therefore, it’s still #NaBloPoMo (no, nothing
to do with ridiculous facial hair; National Blog Posting Month – come on, keep
up) and in my
last post I wrote about ‘why’ health professionals should blog. When discussing this post on T...
How to blog, for health professionals
How to blog, for health professionals
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NaBloPoMo (and why nurses should blog)
November is National
Blog Posting Month (follow the #NaBloPoMo hashtag on Twitter). Many people are familiar with the age-old adage “everyone
has a book in them…”.   Whilst I doubt
that’s strictly true, I like the sentiment; I do believe that everyone has
t...
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Advice for new nurses
I've been privileged to be invited as the guest of honour and to give a short speech at an academic award ceremony at a local University.  Most students graduating will be from child and adult nursing, with some from mental health nursing. There will also b...
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What does it take to be a leader?
I’ve spent a lot of time this week thinking about leadership.   This was prompted by two significant things: firstly I was Acting
Chief Officer while my boss took a well-earned break; and secondly I attended a
feedback session for survey results as part of ...
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