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I'm a Nurse, a Doctor of Philosophy, Professor Emeritus in Mental Health Care
I'm a Nurse, a Doctor of Philosophy, Professor Emeritus in Mental Health Care

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Laugh like a camel giving birth, while the lions are no longer led by donkeys
Last Friday I attended the July
meeting of the Greater Manchester Health and Care Board (GMHCB). This month, the
meeting was held in Trafford Town Hall, a rather modern, but welcoming building
located close to both the famous Old Trafford football and crick...
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#NHS70 - A week of celebration, contradiction and reflection
Well last week was fun, and in
the main I enjoyed the #NHS70 celebrations. There were some wonderful stories
to read, of cleaners, porters, doctors, occupational therapists, nurses and all
those who each day help provide safe care for others. There were sto...
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Hearing Voices: the privilege of being part of great conversations
This week’s blog captures some of
the voices I heard last week; voices that for different reasons struck a chord.
And what a week it was! Here in Greater Manchester, the blistering sun has
continued to shine and we have had more fires on the surrounding moo...
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The Realpolitik of refugee families and health care funding
Whilst I have long held the view
that nurses need to be more political in asserting their professional
contributions, I usually try and steer clear of politics in my blog. However,
last week a couple of news story topics made me pause and contemplate. So wi...
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A trip into the future: it's just ordinary magic!
Last week I came face to face
with my fragility. I had spent a lovely weekend spent with my parents, and
managed to turn their mattress over, pull up some paving slabs, and prune a
holly tree – all without incident or injury. On the Monday, while out walkin...
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A Rolling Stone gathers no moss: so keep walking
Last Tuesday, along with some 50,000
other fans, I sat in the magnificent Old Trafford football stadium waiting for
the Rolling Stones to come on stage. Somewhat ironically, Richard Ashcroft was
the support act. He played with the band the Verve, and wrote ...
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Tales of Pythagoras, Aristotle and Genghis Can’t: haven’t we bean here before?
One of the things I read about last
week was of a 32-year old man who sadly died while on his way to his honeymoon.
He had eaten his meal on the plane, and died soon after from what appears to
have been an allergic reaction to broad beans.   Whilst I unders...
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#RememberingTogether
It’s estimated that there are
some 80 -100 million domesticated honeybee hives in the world. As each hive can
have as little as 10,000 bees and sometimes as many as 60,000 bees, that means
there are 1 -2 trillion bees being kept for their food and pollinati...
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Food for Thought in a Week full of Awareness Raising
I celebrated my 63 rd birthday last week. It was a lovely day. Sunshine, gifts, wonderful food and
drink, good conversations, and I felt 21 years old again. I also celebrated my
birthday in the middle of Mental Health Awareness Week . As such I shared my ow...
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The Dying Art of ‘Out of Hours’ Care
Last week I attended the Greater
Manchester Health and Care Board meeting. The meeting was held in the wonderful
surroundings of the Manchester Town Hall Council Chamber. It was a well-attended
meeting with representatives from the partner organisations, th...
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