24 April 2017
Schwartz Rounds support mental health and community staff to provide compassionate care
In this blog, Michelle Farr explores the findings from research into the implementation of Schwartz Rounds in mental health and community settings. The blog looks at the benefits of introducing the Rounds, as well as some of the barriers to successful implementation.
17 March 2017
A good cause: ‘we do what others forget’
Amy Ledingham, Head of Fundraising, reflects upon why she came to work for The Point of Care Foundation and why she still feels passionate that what we do is unique and valuable.
09 March 2017
Celebrating ‘Living Well to the Very End’
Though end-of-life care is not usually a topic of celebration, in this blog Angus Wiltshire celebrates the work that our 'Living Well to the Very End' teams have been doing in end-of-life care.
16 February 2017
What if we made decisions within the NHS only when they were in the interests of people using services?
In this entry to the King's Fund's 'The NHS if...' competition, Bev Fitzsimons imagines a health service where the interests of people using services are accounted for in decisions, and how this consultative process could be achieved.
10 February 2017
Putting love and empathy at the centre of end-of-life care: why I wrote Homeward Bound
Lesley Goodburn talks about the importance of seeing those in end-of-life care as a 'person who is dying' rather than as a 'dying person' and why she wrote her play, Homeward Bound.
03 February 2017
“No room at the inn”: my Christmas with the NHS
An anonymous family member of a patient admitted to hospital over Christmas describes their experiences of the care received amidst the crisis.
27 January 2017
Quality improvement – the art of the possible
Bev Fitzsimons reflects upon the need to invest in quality improvement even in the face of, or perhaps even because of, difficult challenges and transformation.
18 January 2017
Unflinching in the face of crisis
Jocelyn Cornwell, chief executive of The Point of Care Foundation, reflects upon the current NHS crisis, what it risks, and why we must continue our work here at the Foundation.
13 January 2017
Reflections from A&E
An anonymous improvement lead reflects on the last few weeks in their NHS trust, sharing both the extent of the current crisis and the remarkable spirit and dedication shown by staff to do the best for their patients.
06 January 2017
Small, but mighty: “when you are doing all that you can, it is enough”
Cleo Williamson explores the power of seemingly small acts to make a big difference in healthcare