Category Archives: caring

Contemplation in the Shadow of a Spire – Compassion

Well done to Jane Cummings!  Jane is the new Chief Nursing Officer for England and today she launched a a new campaign aimed at reassuring the public and outlining actions to ensure the values nurses stand for are not betrayed. It … Continue reading

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Contemplation in the Shadow if a Spire – What are we will to pay?

The week has seen the publication of another report into the care home sector.  The Care Quality Commission has under taken a study which has revealed what we already knew. The care system is over whelmed by people who are getting older and frailer.  But they … Continue reading

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Nursing by degrees

Today’s  Times newspaper has run an article under the headlines ‘Trust trains its own nurses to nurture better ‘attitudes’.  The articles talks about how the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, based in Birmingham is reverting to the in house … Continue reading

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Does Registration Equal Quality Care?

This week saw the publication by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) of their first 12 reports from an inspection programme which examines whether elderly people receive essential standards of care in 100 NHS hospitals throughout England.  The programme focuses on … Continue reading

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Shaken not stirred?

The BBC reported yesterday that David Cameron has said the NHS in England needs to change to avoid a “future crisis” as he sought to rally support for a controversial shake-up. Speaking to health staff, the prime minister said the … Continue reading

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a new heaven and a new earth

Stained glass has traditionally had its history in churches and other traditional buildings.  It gives us an opportunity to see on and through art which uses either non-figurative or figurative images incorporating narratives, concepts and ideas built up by coloured … Continue reading

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To listen you have to be there

I was only a civil servant for 5 years and I often muse to whether a civil servant is born or created?   Why? Because I still see civil service traits in my behaviour – I seek to think before I … Continue reading

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