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Holiday

The clue is in the title – I am off on holiday for a few days tomorrow so I thought I would bash off a quick blog before I go. On Friday I was with colleagues from the Scottish and Welsh Blood Services. It was a useful session catching up …

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Busy

I finished last week with a great day in Birmingham with Professor James Neuberger and his clinical colleagues. I spoke to a range of people from the hugely impressive Daniel Ray and his IT colleagues to Transplant Co-ordinators. Dan and his team have created some great analytics that track ward …

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Going Global

I finished last week in Worcester at a busy mobile session at the Whitehead High School. I was with Lorna Williamson and Jane Pearson doing the 15 step challenge. We were testing an NHSBT version of the NHS ward quality toolkit, the idea that within 15 steps of arriving in …

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Quality

Short week this week, a combination of taking a day off (to buy myself a new bike to try and recover some of the cycling time I have lost as result of not commuting in London everyday on a folding bike) and the Bank Holiday.

Last Thursday I went to …

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Performance

As I trailed last week I went St Marys and Hammersmith Hospitals in London last Friday. As ever, going to see the hospital teams and talking to patient’s is always fantastic as it reminds me why we do what we do. I met a fantastic young woman who had just …

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Technology

I finished off last week in Manchester – a big thank you to Vin and his team at the Manchester centre for showing me around our manufacturing base there. I also visited the Plymouth Grove and City Centre donor centres and discussed ideas for briging in more donors to the …

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Going Mobile

This week has been dominated by lots of visits to the mobile teams. Last week I was with the Slough team, which felt like I was almost home – having worked in a neighbouring borough for a number of years whilst in local government. Friday saw me in Lechlade, Gloucestershire, …

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Taking over

Today is our Board meeting, and Lynda and I formally handover day to day operations. I have been lucky to have had the opportunity to get out a lot over the past few weeks and understand how things work on a day to day basis. This will, I hope, set …

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Travellers and Transplants

This week has continued to be a great introduction to the many and varied things we do as an organisation. I went to Plymouth on Friday with Lynda and we visited the NHSBT team as well as speaking to the hospital Chief Exec and her Haematology team. We heard about …

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First Impressions

This is my first blog as Chief Executive of NHSBT. I want to be able to talk directly to all of my team and you will see more of these sorts of digital tools being used over the coming months. We are hosting this on a public platform because

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