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Going Global

I began the week in Oxford with a visit to our teams at the JR. First session of the day was sitting in on the Hospital Organ Donation Committee. It was a great opportunity to understand how organ donation works locally with the SNODs, CLODs and senior hospital medics around …

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Five ‘W’s

I began the week at the West End Donor Centre and am sitting in the West End Donor centre again writing this on Friday afternoon. In between I have been to Wales, via Watford.

Monday was spent with John Pattullo, our Chairman, reflecting in my first few weeks. I have …

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Yorkshire

I started the week in London, went to Yorkshire and am writing this back in London again. Having had a great time in Cornwall on holiday my first day back was spending Tuesday with Sally Johnson and her team talking organ donation. I picked up a number of useful insights, …

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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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