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 […]

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 […]

This week I attended the first two of six days of a personal development programme run jointly between NHS England and People Hub after I was successful in my application to take part in the Peer Leadership Academy. The Derbyshire PHB Network leader Tina Brown was kind enough to forward me the applicant’s information which […]

Personal Health Budget – update

A few interesting propositions have come about as a result of my application for a Personal Health Budget (PHB). The first was participating in the Derbyshire PHB Peer Network. Off the back of this I applied for the NHS National PHB Leadership Academy. I was supposed to go for an interview this week as the […]

Derby Museum Volunteering, October 2016

So October  has been a pretty busy month. Mylo has started school and has settled into his first half term. It’s given me a chance to take stock and re-involve myself in a number of projects at Derby Museums and further afield as well as picking up Lunar21 once more. Firstly, I have been developing […]

IDEO: Design Kit: Human Centred Design Course

I finally got round to finishing the Human Centred Design course run by IDEO.org through the Novoed platform. Despite a few teething problems in the delivery of the course the content was excellent and a really great introduction into HCD and the work of IDEO generally. The basis of the experience was not sitting learning […]

National Brewery Centre – 15th February 2016.

So one of the challenges I set myself was to visit as many curated heritage, arts or culture experiences as possible to develop my professional response to these and gain access to a wide range of experiences – within and without areas that I find of personal interest. We used to live in Burton and […]