It’s that time of year again. Here at mruk this month, I’ve been growing a moustache along with a few of my esteemed colleagues.
This is the second year I’ve participated in Movember. You might wonder why on earth I’d grow a moustache for an entire month, and look like this on purpose. Continue reading
I attended a regional NHS networking event earlier this week and it got me thinking about the language used in health research.
In short, there appear to be two schools of thought: those who talk about ‘patients’, and those whose interest lies with the ‘public’. Continue reading
As I drove through the City of London last week I listened to the news on the radio announcing 28% of adults and 40% of children in London are living in poverty (rising to over 50% in certain inner London boroughs). Though obviously aware of inequalities in the UK and across the capital it always comes as a shock to hear it put so starkly. Continue reading
I recently attended an event launching NHS Change Day 2014. One theme discussed was stigma, stereotyping and how to change individuals’ and practitioners’ perceptions towards all kinds of people and groups in our multicultural society. Continue reading
Our monthly team meeting offered a chance for the facially hirsute to parade their Movember moustaches to an adoring team. Whilst understandably proud of their growth, some had expressed discomfort in the whole ‘tache thing (strange looks, messy eating, uncontrollable itch etc), so here’s what happened when the wider team offered their support. Continue reading
It seems October and November almost rival January as a time for giving up bad habits (Stoptober, Movember, Go Sober). So I thought it was time to reflect on what I gave up just over a year ago: TV. I can honestly say I’ve never been happier and have not missed it for a second. Continue reading
A star studded evening at the Roehampton Club saw RS Group awarded ‘Best company for Training & Development’ at the Wandsworth Business Awards. Martin Wootton and Andrew Wood collected the awards from Paul Ross, compere for the evening. On a night of high drama we were also finalists in the category ‘Best SME’ and ‘Best Green Business’.
NHS Change Day is a movement that started after a Twitter discussion in November 2012 amongst a few NHS employees. It encourages individuals and teams to overcome hierarchical constraints and change the way the NHS operates. Leadership of change is driven by those outside the upper echelons. Continue reading