Are you a carer?





Please watch my short film, which includes families and carers reading from the letters they sent me.






If you're a carer and you'd like to send a letter in, you can post it to Tommy on Tour, 39 crosslee street glasgow g521sl. You can also email it to tommy@i-woz-there.com

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Thank you My wee Blog about caring for mum reached 350,000 reads today- Thank you From a Son


Hi 

Thank you My wee Blog about caring for mum reached 350,000 reads today - Just over 430,000 views including our films 

This wee blog was started through Lonliness and a breaking HEART 

THANK YOU For supporting and helping us through the good days and bad days 

Thank you From a Son






Thank you Earlier Today speaking Birmingham City Hospital

Hi 



With great thanks to Estelle Greenwood Project Facilitator  Nursing Division (Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS trust ) City hospital Birmingham ,Dianneand all the team  For the kind invite to speak   At the Dementia theatre event held  at the Wolfson  Lecture Theatre at the hospital 

I had the great privilege to speak speak back in January  for Estelle at the same venue as part of the first Dementia theatre and I was very honored to be invited back again today 

Today was very thought provoking and engaging a big thank you to all the team For today for the wonderful kindness and pledges ( I will post some photos and pledges from today on our pledge site later this week ) 

Below is a wee photo with Estelle and all the team you can also read the pledges from Januarys event 

Thank you Estelle and all involved for the kindnesss 





I pledge to see the patient as an individual to always communicate and interact with them and families/carers.  To find out about the person.  To provide person centred care.  To put a smile on their face, most of all to care and show the love.
I pledge to really listen to my patients.  To make time to see and hear the person, not just the patient – Lorna Kelly
I will make a pledge to be more understanding to my patients.  I believe this will make a difference.  I pledge to show my smile and persistent thoughts to make a difference.
I pledge I will continue to be the best nurse that I can be.  I love my job it is my passion.  I will always remember Tommy.
I make a pledge to ensure I look at every person who has dementia as an individual.  To also look at their needs but ask them what their wishes are.
I pledge to continue to build my skills and enhance my knowledge base.  Enabling me to pass this on to everyone in my life.  To help to make the world more loving – Sharon Houghton
I pledge to continue and improve on delivering staff learning and development for dementia care and observe practice – Juanita Hughes
I pledge to make a conscious effort to do my best to make a positive difference for every patient, colleague and member of the public I deal with daily – Stephanie Rayson
I pledge to listen to cares when they come into hospital, to ask If their ok, to tell them what a brave important job they do to help – Victoria Plant
I pledge to always listen to and witness how we could improve.
I pledge to be supportive in all I do in my service delivery.
I pledge to continue to care and do so every day both in my work and personal life.
I pledge to continue to provide `individual` care recognising the patients are a whole person and not a number – Justine  
I pledge to make a difference to the world of dementia to try and see it their thoughts from their perspective – Vanessa 
I pledge to see dementia`s impact on the individual and their families.
I pledge, I will not use the word `challenging` and tell my colleagues at work not to use it.
I pledge to always include the cares, families and person’s story, wishes and needs in all my teaching to all health professionals –Christine
I pledge to change my attitude in everyday day life until the end of time.  Be kind and be caring.  Be thoughtful and if not sure ask – we are all human – Sandra
pledge to be there for the people who really need help, love, care and protection.
I pledge to do my best and truly listen to the patients and their carers – They are the experts on them as people and the role they play is so very valuable – Becky
I pledge to treat everybody as an individual and to challenge poor practice.  I will aim to give the best possible care – Lindsey
I pledge to make a difference in people’s love stories within my community role – Dawn
I pledge to care for everyone even if it’s not my job in everyday life I will care for everyone.
I pledge to really listen to patients and care and share my experience and knowledge to offer them confidence and hope – Sharon Graham
I pledge to make the care of patients diagnosed with dementia a priority in my nursing career – Thelma
I pledge to remember in the care I deliver daily, the person is an individual at all times.
I pledge to help people be the people they want to be, in spite of their illness – Joanne Allen

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Be inspired - Julie Sheen - proud RMN (newly qualified)


I was having one of those mornings  when this e mail from the wonderful kind Julie Sheen - proud RMN (newly qualified) arrived and made the biggest difference to my mood and day 

I had the great privilege to meet Julie a last month at a student led conference at Teesside University 
 Julie's passion and enthusiasm made my heart smile 







As I left that day Julie said she would be sharing ' make a difference ' as part of a talk she had soon
You can read the amazing story below 


Thank you Julie for the kindness ,your story and for making a difference 

Julie Sheen - proud RMN (newly qualified).





 On 25th September 2014 I was asked to deliver a motivational speech to 280 new nursing students at The University of Chester as part of their induction week and was daunted to be met with the sight of 280 expectant faces looking back at me

 I was asked to tell them about my journey from depression to Downing Street, as I had been cared for in my past as a patient and now, as I won Nursing Standard Student Nurse of the Year and Student Nursing Times Care maker of the year, I was soon  to visit 10 Downing Street at The invitation of the Prime Minister.

  I was also encouraged to explain the yearlong-campaign  I ran in partnership with my lecturer and the students union which was aimed at improving the mental wellbeing of students. 

I wanted to explain what I had achieved and encourage their broader involvement with their University which would not only supplement their training, but would also develop them as people, which I feel would make them more effective practitioners of the future.

  As I began to think about that I began to  realise that it was not about encouraging them to do things so that they can receive shiny trophies, but very nice they are, however to inspire them to make a difference to others. 

Therefore after outlining the above I spoke about three people who had inspired me recently: my lecturer Julie Dulson (the kind of nurse I aspire to be), Becky Lees who was the vice president of Chester Students Union and now student engagement officer (my critical friend and who encouraged me as a mature student with more ‘labels’ than you could imagine) and finally but certainly not last Tommy Whitelaw.  I explained how Tommy was doing possibly a bigger and more important of a tour than John Bishop this year!  After explaining how Tommy raises the extremely thought provoking issues re the day to day issues faced by carers of people who are experiencing dementia, I highlighted that every single student nurse will be part of someone’s dementia journey and the difference they can make to that journey. 

 I then asked them to do something inspirational right there andthen, which was to make their own quick pledge to carers, asking for even just one word even.  I asked them to then hold up their pledges together and was delighted that now rather than the frightening hall full of faces I now saw a wonderful sight of pledges.  This made me now inspired to make my own new pledge: “I pledge to turn the ‘sea’ of countless faces of healthcare from something daunting for carers to something supportive and caring”.

Having now typed up all of the 155 pledges I received back that day it stood out to be how many times the words ‘listen’ ‘care’ and ‘smile’ were repeated, if we all just followed those three words, I am sure we can Make a Difference.



Julie Sheen - proud RMN (newly qualified).

1. Listen and communicate compassion
2. Help
3. Help People smile and laugh
4. Listen
5. Give them more support and listen to them to promote good care
6. To help people with dementia and carers by educating people who don’t know or fully understand; to bring awareness
7. Help raise awareness
8. To listen more and have more awareness of dementia
9. Be compassionate for good care and support everyone equally
10. Listen
11. Support
12. Support and stability so that they are not alone
13. Listen
14. More support for those who are carers of people with dementia at home
15. I will listen to them
16. Raise awareness 
17. Reassurance
18. Care and support
19. To always listen and to be a figure of support for anybody, from any walk of life, who is a carer for somebody with dementia
20. Care
21. Patience
22. Consider THEIR views
23. Be there
24. Show patience
25. Empower and thank them
26. Support
27. Listen
28. Make a difference
29. Raise awareness
30. Listen
31. Listen and support
32. Listen and smile
33. Give them someone to talk to
34. Understand
35. Raise awareness for the carers
36. Be there
37. Listen to them for advice
38. I will help other care workers to understand dementia
39. Listen
40. Raise awareness
41. Be patient
42. Listen
43. I will smile
44. I will support and learn to understand
45. Advocate or give them a voice
46. Listen
47. I will care and show compassion to all service users and carers affected by dementia
48. Listen
49. Raise awareness
50. Listen to them
51. Care
52. Make them aware of the help available 
53. Talk to them
54. Learn
55. Just listen
56. Give them time and spend quality time with them
57. Give them a voice
58. Fight for them and support them
59. Give them TLC and support
60. Put in passion and the 6Cs
61. Spend more time assisting carers for people with dementia.  Become a dementia friend to widen my knowledge of dementia so that I can be more understanding of the condition
62. I will always take their needs in to account
63. Have empathy and encourage.  Sit with them and listen.
64. Listen and support
65. Be a dementia friend
66. Learn and care
67. Give them a voice (a voice to make a change)
68. Listen
69. Learn
70. Give them a voice 
71. Friend
72. Listen to them
73. Become a dementia friend
74. Be nice
75. Listen and support
76. Shoulder to cry on
77. Give them power to change a life
78. Make time to listen
79. Listen, talk, give time
80. I will become a dementia friend
81. Listen
82. Become a dementia friend
83. Talk about it and promote carers, make people aware of what carers do
84. Love
85. Try to raise awareness
86. I will listen
87. Dignity (let them keep it) we are ALL human
88. Don’t be ageist
89. Treat them how you would like to be treat yourself
90. Support and care
91. Listen
92. Help them and make them smile
93. Smile and care
94. Listen
95. Fight 
96. Listen
97. Support
98. Love and listen
99. Listen
100. Support
101. Be more understanding
102. More time, support and praise
103. Make time for them
104. Be polite and understanding
105. Compassionate
106. Show some understanding
107. Increase awareness
108. Protect and reassure
109. Take time to listen and understand
110. Be compassionate
111. Help it to be well known around the world to get better support and more people to listen for better quality of care
112. Use courage
113. Understand and empathise
114. To listen, to help, to support, to be there if needed
115. I will listen and show compassion
116. Support
117. Have more patience and promote their independence in their job
118. Pray
119. More support so they have a voice
120. More support
121. Respect
122. Learn
123. Promote support
124. Patience
125. Care
126. Gain more understanding
127. Support
128. Listen 
129. Support
130. Smile
131. Understand
132. Patience
133. Listen
134. To listen and advocate
135. Listen
136. To be there. To have a friend and to listen, put in place what they need
137. Care
138. Listen
139. Smile
140. Listen
141. Talk to them
142. Provide care with empathy and understanding
143. Listen
144. Be friendly and helpful
145. Be friendly with them and make them smile
146. Listen
147. Courage
148. Listen
149. Learn
150. Help
151. Care
152. Listen and understand
153. Care
154. Learn
155. Listen



Nov 10th - 3rd anniversary of taking The life stories to Parliament -what to do next -


November 10th will be 3 years to the day since I took the  letters ,life and love stories to parliament 
January will be the 4th anniversary of starting a campaign as a son from my bedroom whilst caring for my mum

It has been the most amazing journey full of struggles,Joy,hopes ,dreams and meeting the most incredible people, some I have cried with some I have smiled with and so many will be my friends forever 

All through  this journey, the greatest joy was my mum and the greatest heartbreak was dementia taking its toll on mum and me by her side 

The lonliness we faced was only a rehearsal for how lonely I feel now without mum by my side 

No matter what mum faced a squeeze of my hand ,a smile from mums eyes got me through the days when I felt so lost and Helpless and I miss my mum so 

I have tried every day to keep the promise I made to mum to the people who shared thier love stories to the incredible people I have been so privileged to meet to bring more understanding on dementia and caring 

Now it's time for reflection,maybe it's time to stop I have given hundreds of talks been to so many meetings ,so many highs and so many lows 

My tour this year finishes December 16th after which I will have to take a long hard think about life and what to do next 

Did  it matter ,I hope so ,it certainly mattered to me 

Thank you for the support ,kindness ,friendship,thank you for helping with my broken heart 

Thank you for caring 

Thank you from a son 

Tommy 



Friday, 17 October 2014

Video Conferencing event– Stronger Voices: Connecting Communities AM


Video Conferencing event– Stronger Voices: Connecting Communities AM

Video Conferencing event– Stronger Voices: Connecting Communities AM

When:
23/10/2014 at 11:00am

Morning Session 11am - 1pm

Venues, North Lanarkshire, Dumfries and Galloway and the Western Isles
The ALLIANCE networking event on 23 October will connect different areas of Scotland to ensure that our member’s voices have a key role in driving the future shape of health and social care services nationally and locally.
On 4 June 2014 the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Alex Neil MSP, announced > that:
"we must do more to listen to, and promote, the voices of those we care for. We need the voices of our patients, those receiving care and their families, to be heard in a much clearer and stronger way"
The Scottish Government's ambition is to ensure that our services are co-produced with the communities they serve, build on people's assets and support the health and wellbeing of the whole person and their family.
The Stronger Voice > project is overseen by a Project Team which includes representatives from the Scottish Government >, the Scottish Health Council, Healthcare Improvement Scotland >The ALLIANCE and COSLA >  The way we will do this will be led by a range of activities including:
  • research and scoping of existing participation models across the public sector and internationally
  • engagement events with stakeholders around Scotland
  • smaller local focus group style meetings with patient and community groups and members of the public, and
  • social media and internet approaches, utilising modern technology for gathering views.
Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed for people living withg long term conditions by the ALLIANCE or Scottish Health Council, these must be agreed in advance.
We would like to invite you to a session to help shape our proposal. We will be connecting members from various locations including:
Scottish Spina Bifida Association
6 Craighalbert Way, Cumbernauld
North Lanarkshire G68 0LS
Dumfries and Galloway
Cree North
Crichton Hall
Dumfries
DG1 4TG
Western Isles                  
CNES offices Balivanich
Benbecula

Shetland, venue tbc
Please find the agenda for the event here:  http://bit.ly/1z46xO0 >
Email to sign up stating what venue you would prefer.  Spaces are limited event@alliance-scotland.org.uk
For more information, please contact:
Justine Duncan on 0141 404 0231 or email event@alliance-scotland.org.uk

Video Conferencing event– Stronger Voices: Connecting Communities PM

When:
23/10/2014 at 02:00pm

Afternoon session 2pm - 4pm

Venues in North Lanarkshire, Aberdeen, Inverness and Argyll and Bute 
The ALLIANCE networking event on 23 October will connect different areas of Scotland to ensure that our member’s voices have a key role in driving the future shape of health and social care services nationally and locally.
On 4 June 2014 the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Alex Neil MSP, announced > that:
"we must do more to listen to, and promote, the voices of those we care for. We need the voices of our patients, those receiving care and their families, to be heard in a much clearer and stronger way"
The Scottish Government's ambition is to ensure that our services are co-produced with the communities they serve, build on people's assets and support the health and wellbeing of the whole person and their family.
The Stronger Voice > project is overseen by a Project Team which includes representatives from the Scottish Government >, the Scottish Health Council, Healthcare Improvement Scotland >, The ALLIANCE and COSLA >  The way we will do this will be led by a range of activities including:
  • research and scoping of existing participation models across the public sector and internationally
  • engagement events with stakeholders around Scotland
  • smaller local focus group style meetings with patient and community groups and members of the public, and
  • social media and internet approaches, utilising modern technology for gathering views.
Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed for people living withg long term conditions by the ALLIANCE or Scottish Health Council, these must be agreed in advance.
We would like to invite you to a session to help shape our proposal.  We will be connecting members from various locations including:
North Lanarkshire - Scottish Spina Bifida Association
6 Craighalbert Way, Cumbernauld
North Lanarkshire G68 0LS
Aberdeen
3rd Floor East Wing Meeting Room
Ashgrove House
Foresterhill Health Campus
Aberdeen
Inverness
County Community Hospital
Saltburn Road
Invergordon
Ross & Cromarty
IV18 OJR
Argyll and Bute
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
The Enterprise Centre
Kilmory Industrial Estate
Lochgilphead
PA31 8SH

Please find the agenda for the event here:  http://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/download/library/lib_5437fd73620ad/
Spaces at these events are limited, please email event@alliance-scotland.org.uk to sign up.
For more information, please contact:
Justine Duncan on 0141 404 0231 or email event@alliance-scotland.org.uk
Thanks for reading my blog, You can now view my 8 short flims here! http://tommy-on-tour-2011.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/my-mums-name-was-joan-this-is-our-story.html
DCV photo DementiaCarerRGBlandscape3_zpsa2f3d5ff.jpg

NEW talks added Today 186 talks 'You Can Make A Difference' Tour

      Hi
 I    I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has made a pledge as part of the  ‘You Can Make a Difference’ campaign and we are absolutely delighted to have received over 2000 pledges! This is an incredible milestone, and is only possible due to the commitment and compassion from everyone who has attended a talk or read about the campaign and made a promise to make a positive difference in the lives of people with dementia and their carers.
    Pledges Presentation Slide 1


The team have been taking the You Can Make Difference campaign to staff and students throughout the UK to highlight that no matter what their role, everyone working in Health and Social Care Services has the potential to transform the lives and experiences of people with dementia and their carers, often in seemingly small ways. 

The talks involve Project Engagement Lead Tommy Whitelaw sharing his own personal experiences from caring for his late mum, Joan, and the experiences of others who have written to him since he went on tour in 2011. The campaign allows staff the opportunity to reflect on these personal stories and make a pledge based on one key message or action that they will take away and apply to their everyday practice to make a difference. 


            20.01.14  Letters, Life and Love Stories Concert    
·         21.01.14  Spoke at Peace Hospice, Watford    
·         22.01.14  Spoke at 6C's Live Event, London  
·         27.01.14  Spoke at Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham  
·         28.01.14  Spoke at BCDA dignity event, Birmingham 

·         03.02.14  University of Edinburgh - Nursing Students 
·         04.02.14  Stow College - Health and Social Care Students   
·         05.02.14  St Andrew's Hospice - Airdrie  
·         06.02.14  Presentation to Crosshouse Hospital NHSaaa  
·         06.02.14  University of Abertay    
·         17.02.14  Royal College of Nursing  
·         18.02.14  8 Pillar Test Sites Learning Session 1  
·         19.02.14  NHS Fife - Dementia Champions  
·         20.02.14  University of Edinburgh - MSC Integrated Service Improvement  
·         24.02.14  NHS Highland Palliative Care Event 
·         25.02.14 NHS Grampian/ Robert Gordon University NHS Grampian - Presentation  to board and 4 talks at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary to medical students in ARI.
·         26.02.14  NHS Grampian / Robert Gordon University - Moray College Elgin and Acorn Centre Inverurie
·         27.02.14  NHS Grampian / Robert Gordon University – 4 talks to nursing students 

·         03.03.14  NHS England Expo Manchester
·         04.03.14   NHS England Expo Manchester
·         05.03.14  Inverary Talk - Caring Connections and the focus is on creating a person centred network in Argyll and Bute, across health, social care and third sector 
·         07.03.14  Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh  
·         11.03.14  Senior Charge Nurses event – Beardmore Conference Centre  
·         12.03.14  Monklands Hospital, Airdrie  
·         17.03.14  Reid Kerr Collage Nursing Students
·         17.03.14  NHSGGC Tour Western Infirmary 3rd Floor Function Suite 1-2pm and 2.30-3.30pm (2 talks)
·         18.03.14  NHSGGC Tour Inverclyde Royal IRH Education Centre Upstairs 1-2pm and 2.30-3.30pm (2 talks)
·         19.03.14  Year 1 addiction sessions - Glasgow Caledonian University  
·         20.03.14  NHSGGC Tour Royal Alexandria Hospital Medical Education Lecture Theatre 1-2pm and 2.30-3.30pm (2 talks)
·         21.03.14  Gartnavel General Hospital Lecture Theatre Post Graduate Centre 1-2pm and 2.30-3.30pm (2 talks)
·         24.03.14  NHSGGC Tour Western Infirmary 3rd Floor Function Suite 1-2pm and 2.30-3.30pm (2 talks)
·         26.03.14  Dementia Post-Diagnostic Support HEAT Target Event - Beardmore Conference Centre  
·         28.03.14  James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough  



·         31.03.14  NHSGGC Tour Royal Alexandria Hospital Lecture Theatre 2 1-2pm and 2.30-3.30pm (2 talks)   

·         01.04.14  NHSGGC Tour Gartnavel General Hospital Boardroom 1-2pm and 2.30-3.30pm (2 talks)   
·         02.04.14. NHSGGC Tour Western Infirmary 3rd Floor Function Suite 1-2pm and 2.30-3.30pm (2 talks)
·         03.04.14  OT forum East Renfrewshire (morning)
·         08.04.14  NHSD&G Tour - Waverly Medical Centre Open session x2 and Palmerston Football Club Closed Session (Invite only)
·         09.04.14 NHSD&G Tour - Conference Room Crichton Hall Open session x2 and Alzheimer Scotland Resource Centre, Gordon Street meet and greet with lunch.
·         10.04.14  NHSD&G Tour - Tribunal Room Midpark Hospital Open session, Conference room Crichton Hall Session with dementia champions and Howgill Centre, Treastaigh, Annan Open session
·         10.04.14 Masterclass Caledonian University
·         21.04.14 Maple Villa Livingston Dementia unit for challenging behaviours
·         22.04.14 speaking Sandywells NHSGG staff conference
·         24.04.14 Speaking opening of Dementia Friendly Kent
·         28.04.14  NHSGGC Tour Glasgow Royal Infirmary Boardroom 1-2pm and 2.30-3.30pm (2 talks)    
·         29.04.14. NHSGGC Tour Victoria Infirmary Practice Development Classroom 1-2pm and 2.30-3.30pm (2 talks) 
·         30.04.14. NHSGGC Tour Vale of Leven MR1 1-2pm and 2.30-3.30pm (2 talks)

·         01.05.14 Speaking Sunshine House Wigan
·         06.05.14 Hosting Webinar NHS England Leeds International Nurses week 
·         06.05.14  NHSGGC Tour  Glasgow Royal Infirmary Boardroom 1-2pm and 2.30-3.30pm (2 talks)    
·         07.05.14 Speaking Care Inspectorate Conference 
·         08.05.14 NHS Borders Dementia Awareness Event 
·         09.05.14  NHSAA Crosshouse Hospital
·         12.04.14 Carers Dementia Support Group Edinburgh
·         13.05.14 Unveiling plague at Heartlands Hospital Birmingham
·         14.05.14  Scottish Practice Nurse Association Conference – Perth
·         15.05.14  NHSAA Ayr Hospital
·         19.05.14  ALLIANCE Annual Conference – Pollock Halls Edinburgh
·         20.05.14  Speaking at University of Abertay
·         22.05.14  NHSAA Crosshouse Hospital
·         22.05.14  Ardeer Centre, Stevenson - Care at Home Frontline staff event
·         27.05.14  NHSAA Ayr Hospital
·         27.05.14  Person Centred Care Conference – Make a difference stand
·         28.05.14  Person Centred Care Conference – Make a difference stand
·         20.05.14  Speaking at Moray College – 8 pillars Launch

·         03.06.14  Speaking at County Hall – Irvine for North Ayrshire Council
·         03.06.14  NHS Annual Conference - attending
·         04.06.14  NHS Annual Conference – attending
·         05.06.14  Speaking at Voluntary Action South Ayrshire Conference
·         06.06.14  NHSGGC Podiatry Development Day
·         10.06.14  Speaking at SG dementia event
·         11.06.14  NHSAA Ayr Hospital 
·         12.06.14  Brooksby Medical Centre, Largs - North Ayrshire Council Staff and carers
·         13.06.14  Central Borders Conference
·         17.06.14  Speaking to Birmingham Social Workers Seminar
·         18.06.14  Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust and Rowley Regis Hospital
·         18.06.14  Salford University – Nursing and Social Work Students
·         19.06.14 Meeting Cabinet Secretary for Health Parliament
·         19.06.14 NHSAA Crosshouse Hospital
·         20.06.14  Speaking at Southern General - NHSGGC
·         20.06.14  NHSAA Ayr Hospital 
·         25.06.14  Speaking at COSLA Event  - Link worker project
·         25.06.2014 Speaking at Care Inspectorate, Administration Staff
·         26.06.14  NHSAA Ayr Hospital
·         26.06.14  Speaking at Beardmore conference centre – Facing the future together
·         27.06.14  Speaking in Birmingham – Masterclass to Social care sector via BCDA
·         30.06.14  NHSAA Crosshouse Hospital


·         01.07.14  Attending Cuppa Club – Albany Centre
·         02.07.14  Dementia Café with Croy, Ayrshire
·         03.07.14  Speaking #BeGoodBeSocial Scotland's third sector social media gathering
·         08.07.14  North Wales Dementia Tweet-up Conference
·         09.07.14 Speaking Essex Lloyds launch  
·         15.07.14 Sunflower Dementia Gardens, Wrexham Hospital
·         23.07.14 Speaking at Carr Gomm Community Event Argyll and Bute
·         24.07.14 Person Centred Talks with Person Centred Greater Glasgow and Clyde
·         28.07.14 Cuppa Club, Glasgow
·         30.07.14 Dementia Conference Warrington Hospital


·         07.08.14 Speaking to Occupational Therapy Team South Ayrshire
·         11.08.14  Speaking Crosshouse Hospital NHSAA
·         12.08.14 Attending Promoting Excellence Board

·         15.08.14  Speaking at Ayr Hosptial NHSAA
·         20.08.14 Speaking at Quarriers Bridge of Weir Event
·         26.08.14 Speaking at North Ayrshire Council for Tony Fisher
·         27.08.14  Speaking at Drumchapel Hospital
·         29.08.14  Session for Social Media for Social Good in Glasgow
·         29.08.14  The Crossreach Dementia Ambassadors Conference in Perth


·         1.09.14 Speaking at Teeside University, Nursing students
·         09.09.14  NHS Highland Tour – Belford Hospital Fort William
·         16.09.14 Speaking Glasgow University, Nursing Students
·         17.09.14 Speaking at Warrick University
·         18.09.14  Speaking at Burton Hospital, Burton on Trent
·         19.09.14 University West of Scotland Ayr; 2 talks
·         26.09.14 Hertfordshire University


·         01.10.14 Speaking Ailsa Hospital, Ayrshire
·         03.10.14 End of Life Care Event, City Hospital Birmingham
·         04.10.14  Portobello Book Festival
·         7-9 10 14 DCV Exhibition stand at SG
·         08.10.14  6Cs Live Conference in Birmingham NHS England
·         10.10.14 Lanarkshire Acute Care for Older People
·         14.10.14 Hope Café Lanarkshire
·         15.1014   Abertay University
·         20.10.14  Speaking at City Hospital Birmingham
·         21.10.14  Filming Make a Difference Film with NHSAA
·         22.10.14  Filming find your voice at the ALLIANCE
·         23.10.14  Speaking at Dundee University
·         24.10.14  2 events – Social workers in Warrington
·         27-30.10.14  NHS Highland Tour – 12 Talks
·         31.10.14  HMFA Scotland Conference in Perth
·         31.10.14  Citizens Advice Direct AGM (Evening)


·         03.11.14  Sunderland City Hospital - Planning for your future care conference
·         07.11.14. Speaking at Burton Hospital
·         12.11.14  Wolverhampton End of Life Care Conference
·         13.11.14  NHS Western Isles Tour (Moved to Feb)
·         17.11.14  Speaking to Glasgow University Nursing Students
·         19/11/14  NHS Tayside Podiatrist Conference  
·         20.11.14  Derbyshire NHS Trust End of Life Conference (Moved to December)
·         21.11.14  Speaking to Nursing Students Hertfordshire University
·         24.11.14  Speaking at Retreat in York
·         26.11.14  Protected Learning Time GP Practices, Murrayfield



·         02.12.14  NHSGGC Learning Session
·         02.12.14  General Practice Conference in Lothian
·         04.12.14  Derbyshire NHS Trust End of Life Conference
·         05.12.14  Cohort13 Senior Charge Nurse Conference
·         05.12.14  Social Media for Social Good Event
·         11.12.14  Speaking at North Cumbria Hospital
·         15 +16.12.14  5 talks for Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Trusts 
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