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 […]

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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Art lessons inspire health¬†¬†careers – innovative discipline crossover brings medicine and anatomy to life. Doctors talk via whatsapp – tech’ runs ahead of NHS privacy and communication capabilities Patient stories increase with social and digital media – how useful are they to the NHS? A moving account of living with multiple personalities How we are […]

**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 […]

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Health and social care in the next election… Maternal grandmother smoking related to increased risk of Autism diagnosis Number of girls with Autism vastly underestimated Women on the spectrum struggle to find and cope with work when undiagnosed How to brighten up miserable bastard family photos – as evidenced o equally miserable pieces of artwork! […]

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 […]

The Harley Gallery in Worksop Nottinghamshire is part of the ongoing work of the Welbeck Estate. The gallery sits in a beautifully restored estate, which also houses a fabulous cafe, amazing farmshop that sells the cheapest raw milk I have found anywhere and a pretty decent garden centre. The gallery itself includes several spaces, one […]