News & Articles

Loss of speech

By Abi Banham

Perhaps the biggest barrier to communication in healthcare is the loss of direct verbal speech.

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Anorexia was taking my life

By Abi Banham

I was in hell. I knew I had anorexia, but it doesn't stop you from trying to deny it. Lying and trying to hide it from yourself and others become part of the norm.

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Online Services in Primary Care

By Alicia Hassall

Online services in primary care.

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What is self-management?

By Alicia Halsall

Patients have told us they are confused by the term self-management and what it means for them and their healthcare? Are they to be abandoned and left to their own devices?

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Translation – A Language Barrier

By Jesica Antwi

Translation is a language barrier for many people, especially in the ever-growing globalised societies we live. We will touch on some of the pros and cons of using family members to translate.

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Oral Cancer – A Polorisation of care

By Laura and Olivia

My life and the lives of my close family members were turned upside down in May last year. I had just been diagnosed with stage 4 advanced oral cancer in my tongue.

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Professional Interpreters

By Dr Lynn Furber

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Who is coordinating my care?

By Dr Lynn Furber

Cancer is fraught with uncertainty. The healthcare received should never exacerbate it. My clinical team left me coordinating my care when I really didn't know what was happening.

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Avoid Using Medical Jargon

By Alicia Hassall

Recently my friends and I have realised that we are using medical jargon without even noticing. We are medical students and are continually learning.

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Miscommunication- Alison’s Story

By Alison and Alicia

Alison's story shows how miscommunication has a long-lasting impact on emotional well-being and perception of care.

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Preparing for online consultations

By Alicia Hassall

The NHS has been preparing to embed online consultations in primary care (GP surgeries for some time)

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Preparing for Difficult Conversations

By Dr Lynn Furber

Preparing for difficult conversations with others is key. SPIKES is a helpful strategy to help healthcare professionals have difficult conversations and is outlined in this blog.

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