Musings and inspiration from Lynda & Brian

Valuing Time – The 3P’s

Valuing Time You probably already have a good understanding of what might need to change. Sometimes you are just too busy, have too many competing priorities and not enough time to make changes and create sustainable solutions. Sometime you need a bit of extra...

Mental Health is an Uncomfortable Subject

Mental Health is an uncomfortable subject for many, it calls on us to face our vulnerability, consider our attitudes, and possibly reconsider our bias. Just because we work in healthcare, don’t think we have this covered. In my years in emergency care, I’ve seen the...

The Power of Story – Part 2

Every feel like you are stuck in ground hog day? You do the same stuff over and over, run up against the same obstacles, probably have the same disagreements with people you care about, not only that you’ve been there so many times you can probably predict the way those around you are going to react and behave also. There’s good reason for you to feel this way.

The Power of Story – Part 1

The Power of Story – Part 1 – How your brain creates story Collective story is the basis on which cultures are built – ancient or modern. Your collective stories determine the environment your work in. The way we tell story and consume story has changed throughout...

Are You Part Of The Problem

I have the great privilege of working with multiple healthcare providers across different sectors in different parts of the globe – one thing is common to all; great people rock up every day to do difficult work in often challenging circumstances. The stakes are high...

Wilful neglect ?

Wilful neglect – is ignoring it collusion? Pilots who consume alcohol and potentially endanger their passengers, or farmers who deliberately breach food hygiene regulations, like many other professionals face are severe penalties that include loss of license and...

Why the 6Cs changes everything….

One of the greatest things you can give a clinician or a manager is time, be it to lead, to see more patients, to have capacity to think of better ways to develop and deliver more services, or to be more strategic etc. While the Francis Report highlighted many...

Nurses to get 360 degree feedback in appraisals

In the wake of Francis report into failings at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust nurses will be expected undertake regular 360 degree feedback, as well as to give feedback about the performance of their colleagues and seniors to contribute to appraisals. As part of a...