09 May 2017
Making dying matter
Sophie Lansdowne reflects on her experience working with teams in end-of-life care, marvelling at their deep compassion and dedication to the job.
05 May 2017
Transatlantic co-design: learning from each other
In this blog, Bev Fitzsimons recounts her trip to Toronto to run a training workshop for the Change Foundation's 'Changing Care' programme. As well as identifying shared challenges, she also considers how we can learn from one another.
27 April 2017
Running Schwartz Rounds with Healthcare Students: “you feel like…it is normal to have emotions”
In this blog, Laura Golding discusses how she first came to hear about Schwartz Rounds, how she has helped to introduce them to students at the University of Liverpool, and how they might develop in the future.
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.