Grief in the Workplace

Grief in the Workplace

It’s been nearly six years since I lost my husband to suicide. It feels like far less time than that, and far longer – both rolled into one. One of the things that really strikes me when I look back at that incredibly tough first couple of years, is the loss of...
Accuracy and Legibility of Healthcare Records

Accuracy and Legibility of Healthcare Records

It’s probably fair to say that anyone who has professional dealings with patients, service users, clients or their families will also know that records of care are integral to the interactions that healthcare professionals have with those they treat or care for. From...
A Tale of a Prescription

A Tale of a Prescription

It was one of those days that I really dislike.  A busy Monday in winter and I was duty doctor. I had a fully booked session and I was inundated with interruptions; pop up messages on the computer screen, telephone requests for advice and the need to see additional...
SCIL EXPO 2018

SCIL EXPO 2018

Last week I was lucky enough to go along to the 2018 SCIL Expo at the NEC in Birmingham. I went with our MD and founder Sally Gordon to exhibit at the show. It was my first such event since my change of career in 2017 – broadcast journalism to record collation, so...
Manc Musings – Dragging the past back to the future?

Manc Musings – Dragging the past back to the future?

Over the past few weeks Manchester has been treated to a whole smorgasbord of arts, music and culture with the coming of the biennial Manchester International Festival. The event aimed to display the most cutting edge art, in all of its forms, that Manchester has to...
Armouries, AvMA and a gin hamper

Armouries, AvMA and a gin hamper

Sooty and Sweep. Jelly Tots. The longest unventilated road tunnel in the whole of Europe. What magical land could produce all of these momentous contributions to human endeavour? Why it could only be the historic city of Leeds. However arriving at the train station on...