Tissues and tears

Steve Park, Assistant Director – Communications, shares his poignant experience from attending an Order of St John service that honoured the incredible gift donors and their families make by donating organs to save and improve lives.

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CSM. Accountability. Talking

Monday was an early start, off to Warwickshire to join the Core Systems Modernisation team at a two-day workshop to talk about taking the programme into the next phase of work. We talked through some of the challenges of running a programme of this scale and complexity and some opportunities to be more effective.

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USA

Monday began at home before travelling to Heathrow and flying to San Diego for the Alliance of Blood Operators meeting.

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Cold. Board. Fire Station

My first week back after a week away. Monday was supposed to be joining the ODT team at the launch of the new Hub at Stoke Gifford. Unofrtunately, I wasn’t able to make it as I had a bad cold and decided to work at home rather than give everyone the ‘benefit’ of me sneezing and coughing. It was however, from all accounts, a great day. The Hub is using new technology and processes to replace the old Duty Office. The processes and new organ allocation policies mean that more organs will be used more effectively, more of the time.

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