12 February 2018
Support for women’s and girls’ care in Addis Ababa
Late last year, Joanna Goodrich and Bev Fitzsimons travelled to Ethiopia to provide training in our Sweeney programme to staff at new hospitals for women and girls. Despite many contrasts with the UK, local healthcare staff were facing a similar challenge of rising demand and recognised the value of empathy in delivering high quality care.
05 February 2018
My point of care: Peter Homa
Peter Homa, newly appointed Chairman of the NHS Leadership Academy, tells Jocelyn Cornwell about his long career in the NHS, which began in the role of hospital porter in 1979.
26 January 2018
Addressing the emotional realities of the job: compassionate care for the NHS workforce
In this blog, originally published on the King's Fund website, Shilpa Ross and Laura Bennett consider whether organisation-wide forums are helping health care staff to address the emotional impact of their work.
20 December 2017
Christmas reflections on patient-centred end of life care
This is a reflective time of year, when we all think of the ones we love, including people who have died and are no longer with us in person.
15 December 2017
Making life easier for the hard of hearing and visually impaired
Edita Pancic is a specialist occupational therapist and chair of the Let me hear/see you group, which campaigns for better understanding of the needs of patients with sight and/or hearing problems. Her own experiences of disability inform her approach to patient care.
05 December 2017
‘From a vision of patient engagement, to meaningful enactment’
'Often in healthcare we talk about the way in which staff interact with patients. But we talk much less about this being a reciprocal relationship between patients and staff, in which both bring value to the relationship'
21 November 2017
The way we do things round here: fostering a supportive team culture
We have collaborated with the Royal College of Physicians on a set of resources for clinicians to use to improve teamwork in their workplaces.
04 October 2017
A Schwartz Rounds facilitator’s story
Schwartz Rounds facilitator and trainer Jenny Watmore-Eve reflects on her involvement in Rounds at BHR, highlighting their unique ability to unite people on a human level.
14 September 2017
In this blog, Farhana Nargis describes her experience as an administrator of Schwartz Rounds at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals and the key to success in the role.
25 August 2017
Trading rhetoric for practical support
Patrick Cullen explores what it means to provide practical support to healthcare staff, and how we will explore this in our upcoming conference, 'Making healthcare more human', on 28 March 2018. Book your place now to avoid disappointment.