Iain Roberts

Iain Roberts is the manager for the Reducing Falls in the Community programme.                                                                                                                                                                             Follow him on Twitter: @RobertsIain

May 112015
 
Iain Roberts

Iain Roberts

This year I attended the 20th International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare (#Quality2015) with colleagues from NHS Wales. It was a forum packed full of learning and here are some of my thoughts and highlights.

You find lots of wisdom and learning at the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare.  Whether you want to learn about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the challenges of restraint and patient safety on a mental health unit, or the process of reporting serious untoward incidents in different health systems, then there is a lot to consider on a wide range of healthcare topics, some I’ve really enjoyed about the forum each time I have been.

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Jun 202013
 
Iain Roberts

Iain Roberts

My daughter’s comedy heroine is Miranda Hart and she loves her TV show ‘Miranda’. She laughs out loud at each finely crafted episode. Millions of others love her comedy as well.

Miranda was speaking at the 2013 Hay Festival of Literature and I was thrilled to be able to get tickets for us all to attend. My daughter was bubbling with excitement. She was desperate to see the person who makes her laugh with her clever observational jokes, her comments to camera, her trotting around like a pony, and falling over. Continue reading »

Apr 302013
 
Iain Roberts

Iain Roberts

I didn’t anticipate a lecture about innovation would feature nineteenth century fine art.

I recently attended lecture by Geoff Mulgan, hosted by the University of South Wales.  Geoff is the CEO, National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts.  He was speaking in Cardiff on ‘Can public services change fast enough’. 

He referred to the famous painting, ‘The Fighting Temeraire’ by J.M.W. Turner (1839). For those who may not recall it, the painting shows HMS Temeraire, a 98-gun wooden ship, which played a distinguished role in the Battle of Trafalgar, being towed in 1838 by a paddle-wheel steam tug on its last journey to Rotherhithe where it would be broken up. Continue reading »

Mar 072013
 
Iain Roberts

Iain Roberts

“And the winner of the Oscar goes to …” We expect the glamorous star to walk perfectly to the stage, collect their trophy, make a long speech thanking their family, friends and everyone that they’ve worked with. 

What we don’t expect – although many of us have wondered if it may ever happen – is for the film star to fall over.  Jennifer Lawrence, the biggest new star in Hollywood and the winner of the Oscar for Best Actress 2013, slipped and fell as she walked up the steps to collect her award at the awards ceremony last month. Continue reading »