22 March 2016
Anniversary Schwartz Round: the nature of compassion
Joanna Goodrich, Head of Evidence and Learning, explores the nature of compassion in healthcare
13 January 2016
Can healthcare staff have too many professional boundaries?
In this blog Esther Flanagan, Schwartz Rounds programme manager and clinical psychologist, explores the current culture of staff and patient relationships and its limitations using some of her own patient experiences.
03 December 2015
The role of boards in shaping patient experience
In this blog, chief executive Jocelyn Cornwell describes the different ways in which boards tackle the issue of patient experience in the NHS.
19 October 2015
Making Schwartz Rounds ‘part of the furniture’
In this blog, the facilitators and clinical leads from Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Devon Partnership NHS Trust explain how they made Schwartz Rounds ‘part of the furniture’ in their organisations.
16 October 2015
Tom Fogden, communications and admin intern for The Point of Care Foundation, asks why changing the NHS often appears to be a futile task.
09 October 2015
Urgent action is required to tackle the NHS’ financial problems
In this blog, communications manager Patrick Cullen addresses today's NHS financial revelations, and how these problems can be assuaged
17 September 2015
Could constant reorganisation be the NHS’ ultimate coping mechanism?
In this blog, Schwartz Rounds programme manager and clinical psychologist, Esther Flanagan asks whether the constant change experienced in the NHS is a consequence of the anxiety and pressures faced by healthcare staff and their organisations
07 September 2015
We can’t be complacent with end-of-life care
A report claimed that the UK had the best end-of-life care in comparison with 80 countries from around the world. But, our head of improvement, Bev Fitzsimons feels that the good news isn't an excuse for us to stop trying to make it better.
02 September 2015
We couldn’t imagine working without Schwartz Rounds
Dr Sam Lund has worked in a wide variety of settings across London including both the acute and independent sectors. She joined Trinity Hospice in 2010 having completed her specialist training. Sam has a postgraduate MA in Ethics and is passionate about individualised patient care.
14 August 2015
What can we learn from Michael Gove’s broken foot?
Tom Fogden, communications and admin intern for The Point of Care Foundation, reflects on the difficulties patients can face accessing NHS Care.