[EVENT] #DesignForGov in Manchester

Back from a packed, but very useful day, my iPad based notes: Dominic Campbell CEO How do all the services come together and meet the needs of society? Not just about ‘digital transformation’ which often translates to ‘buy a laptop’ and ‘share a document’, rather than cultural change. Public sector - a bit coy about sharing our successes, but also not brilliant at sharing our challenges. We’ve now had around 10 years of austerity, and…

#EmptyShelf19: September

This month I have read: Ticking Off Breast Cancer by Sara Liyanage My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have connected with Sara online over the past couple of years, as she was ahead of me on the 'breast cancer journey' (we're not a fan of that phrase), and had lots of great advice to pass on. I also used her website quite a bit, so really happy to see that she has put all…

[CANCER] Saying Goodbye to the Breast Team at @StockportNHS

Well, you know posters still have their place. I saw this en route to one of my regular treatments further down the corridor, although thankfully one of the Breast Cancer Nurses had rung me to ask if I could post information around on any of the Breast Cancer Facebook groups I was on. Communications? I've been a bit disappointed with how 'the system' has (not) worked for this. First I heard that something was happening…

[CANCER] From Silence to Noise

From everything being quite quiet on the cancer front, it feels like this week has been full of it in various ways so far, especially impacting me with a lack of (quality) sleep, and a lack of concentration!! The weekend was busy, much busier than I'd expected - I got to see an old friend (stayed overnight to reduce energy expenditure), my cousin came and helped me put up picture frames that have been sat…

[EVENT] Being a Judge for #PremDac19

It's always a pleasure to be invited to judge awards, and I've been involved in the Premier Digital awards/conference for a long time. A day's work of judging has arrived in my inbox - and if you click on the image, you can see the categories/other judges: As judges we are given the shortlist, which has been created by a number of others, then we make the final decisions. You can also vote for the…