Jan 302015
 
Paul Gimson

Paul Gimson

Last week (19–23 Jan) I was in charge of the @1000LivesPlus Twitter account, tasked with sharing My Working Week with followers as part of something new we are trying on Twitter. The aim of the week was to give some insight into my role as National Primary Care Manager for 1000 Lives Improvement, to share perspectives on that work with the hope of creating better ongoing connections and collaborative working – no pressure then!

 

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Jan 212015
 
Dr Helen Kemp

Dr Helen Kemp

On Wednesday last week, my shared ambition for a one-stop online resource for General Practice became a reality.

The GPOne website was launched by Primary Care Quality and Healthy Working Wales Team in Public Health Wales, with the endorsement of the Welsh Government’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ruth Hussey. It was great to feel the support and positive energy at the launch.

After 7 years of development and much collaborative working, this was an exciting time for primary care – the foundation of healthcare in Wales.

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Jun 122013
 
Jan Davies

Jan Davies

It may be that the language we use to describe issues of poor quality hide their damaging effects. Maybe ‘suboptimal outcomes’ doesn’t sound that bad. But hearing a woman talk about how she felt she had to fight to get the right care for her mother and that despite her best efforts, she feels that she failed her, casts those ‘quality issues’ in a new light. 

At our latest 1000 Lives Plus learning session, I presented five videos and chaired a discussion about quality issues. The videos told Betsan’s story – of trying to get the right care for her elderly mother. They provide an important insight from a family perspective to many of the problems we discuss every day. Continue reading »