October 27, 2018

Wherever you are on the globe, our health care services are creaking at the seams. The NHS in the UK has been said in the past to be on a 'slow demise to bankruptcy given the inordinate and rising debts it is now facing as a service' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-3...

August 24, 2018

At the risk of either stating the obvious, or being devil's advocate there is something about managing sickness absence in the NHS I am curious about.

For as long as I can remember (I worked in HR in the mid-80's) there has been a focus on managing sickness absence in t...

August 15, 2018

Having worked in and around healthcare for nearly 40 years, and having been involved in, co-designed, led, and evaluated multiple organisational development and change initiatives and interventions, with teams, groups, departments, boards, within whole organisations, a...

June 26, 2018

When you look at the organogram below, the layout will be familiar – as many of our modern day organisations are structured this way – but how much does this way of organising enable equality? And do roles in boxes and status/titles get in the way of a true flow and rh...

May 29, 2018

During the last 39 years I have been curious about health and wellbeing at work, particularly because 18 years ago my own health was suffering due to over work and leading a busy life where I literally drove myself to the ground. As I reflected during that time, I real...

March 4, 2018

Between August and December 2017 an anonymous online survey was undertaken to ascertain from people across many workplace settings what they felt about self-care, how working life felt, and the degree to which self-care is practiced. Fifty-seven people responded, and w...

August 30, 2017

In England (maybe elsewhere too) there is a saying 'stiff upper lip' - in that you see or feel something discomforting, unsettling or upsetting, and the best way to react is to stiffen your upper lip and stoically move on, rather than let your lip quiver as you become...

February 27, 2017

What if NHS Staff are the greatest Public Health Campaign we could have? 

And, what if NHS Staff’s health and wellbeing not only enabled a healthy happy workforce it also offered a productivity edge to the delivery of services?

Health is a population issue, you could say...

December 12, 2016

Our Health at work – a productive edge?

In our modern day workplaces how much do we link taking care of ourselves to our productivity? 

Each of us is a unit of production – a unit of expression and our physical and physiological health makes quite a difference to our pro...

October 30, 2016

The quality of our coaching is based on the quality of our relationship with ourselves.

Not a new subject to coaches, but one of deep importance is the quality of our relationship with ourselves – and that that is the foundation upon which our coaching is offered – we...

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