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Martin Coyle
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DIrector of True Voice - committed to equality and rights
DIrector of True Voice - committed to equality and rights

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On a scale of 1 to 10
Since my car was hit from behind about two years ago I’ve been in pain. I wasn't expecting this long haul. Some of the problems, pain and injuries have resolved themselves. Ligaments have reattached, physio helped rebuild damaged muscles, bruising and aches...

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Overshadowed
A couple of years ago I did some work around inequalities in
healthcare; the fact that people with mental health problems or learning
disabilities tend to get significantly poorer access to and outcomes from
health services. This was a reaction both to the ...

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Care, Candour and Change
My last post talked about the poor access to healthcare for people in hospitals. No, really.  So I want to pose a simple question; what hospitals are for? Now, I would have thought that hospitals are something to do with health. I'd expect hospitals to play...

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An odd form of parity
I've had concerns about access to healthcare for a long time now. When I started working in mental health in the early 1990s, it became apparent that access to basic healthcare was far from simple for many people. Whether because of being away from their ho...

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Short post, big problem
CQC have just launched their report Monitoring The Mental Health Act 2012/13 . I'll be writing about this in more detail soon, but here are some headlines to consider: 10 % of care plans don't include the least restrictive option 27% of care plans show no i...

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Quality Performance Mark Update
In the last few months I’ve been asked by a number of people what is happening with the Quality Performance Mark. The future of the QPM has been up in the air for a while but now appears to be settled. NDTI have taken on the QPM and are going to be going th...

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When someone's 18 year old son dies in care setting you'd expect them to be supported and included in the ensuing enquiry. You wouldn't expect it to be a battle....

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