Reproductive rights: what do they mean for disabled women?

I’ve just received a great write up on the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists event that I attended at the end of June. My comments in the group discussion were noted in it, and the discussion it prompted was captured far better than I was able to myself. “Another attendee of the conference spoke […]

NHS England Personalisation Peer Leader videos

To promote the next Peer Leadership Academy several members of the spring academy gave short interviews about our experiences of development over the time we have spent together, as well as personal health budgets more generally. I spent a lot of time, intensive time, with Jon, Robyn and Andrew and the other participants and have […]

Mylo sitting in the back of the car “Mummy, can I please have some more Loch Ness?” Me driving and mystified “Loch Ness?” Mylo, “Yes, Loch Ness.” Me, “What about Loch Ness?” Mylo, getting stroppy, “Yes, LOCH NESS, you know…” Me, getting worried “Mylo, Loch Ness is a deep lake in Scotland with a monster […]

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – access to reproductive services for disabled women

The venue was the college itself in London, a building lined with rather magisterial portraits of former alumni and professors. The conference covered all aspects of sexual and reproductive health, from sex education in schools, through to family planning and contraceptives, via pregnancy, labour and birth, with some stop-offs around the menopause and also sex […]

Finding Lines Opening 14/7/17

Tonight I went to the opening of Finding Lines, the last exhibition at Derby Museums and Art Gallery. It was curated by my wonderful friend Andrea Hadley-Johnson, who has been sadly absent in my life recently because of the flurry of activity in getting everything ready. The creative and wonderful results have been worth the […]

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It seems like the last month has passed by in a flash and I found myself travelling back to Loughborough to participate in the second installment of the Peer Leadership Academy co-produced by the lovely PeopleHub and NHS England. Considering how surprised I was by the first session I had less expectation and more anticipation […]

**Please note all views in this blog post and website are my own and are in no way affiliated or represent the Derbyshire Autism Partnership Board.** I attended my first ever Autism Partnership Board (APB) meeting for Derbyshire and I have to say (quite ashamedly) how much it has opened my eyes to the scope […]