Waiting, impotence and wilfully ignoring… in pursuit of #JusticeforLB

I’m not very good at waiting. I’m a new idea a minute, leap to action and just try and get on with something, anything to avoid the inertia kinda gal. This has proved incredibly challenging at many points in my life. It’s almost three years to the day since my Dad died and his parting […]

Act for the Act – it takes less than a minute! #ActfortheAct

OK, quick blog post and quick request for your lazy Sunday evening/Monday morning/whenever you read this. The Human Rights Act is under threat, now I know very little about the law, but in my experience you don’t tend to know about the law until you need it’s protection. The Act for the Act campaign was established […]

10 reasons why I can’t support the Verita 2 conclusions #JusticeforLB

Last summer Sara and Rich asked me if I was willing to be their lay representative on Verita 2. This investigation was expected to build on Verita 1, which found LB’s death to be wholly preventable, and look at the wider system aspects at play in the lead up to/at the time. I’d never been involved […]

Preventable deaths are not tragic #JusticeforLB

I’ve spent the last fortnight in Oxford live-tweeting the inquest into the death of Connor Sparrowhawk – you can learn more about Connor here: You can learn about the campaign at JusticeforLB website and you can read the inquest happenings over on twitter @LBinquest. At some stage I’ll write about the inquest process, the amazingly […]

Stitches of hope #JusticeforLB

I’ve not blogged in an age, mostly because I’ve struggled to find anything positive to say. Anyone who has read this blog before will know that I don’t require myself to be positive (in fact I think society is obsessed with doing everything in it’s power to portray wonderful joy and happiness, especially on social […]

Falling Walls: time to end death by indifference #JusticeforLB?

Falling Walls Today I stumbled across Falling Walls for the first time: Falling Walls is a unique international platform for leaders from the worlds of science, business, politics, the arts and society. It was initiated on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. Inspired by this world-changing event on 9 […]

#NHS Leadership: whose academe counts?

On Tuesday I got into a conversation with David Gilbert on twitter. If you don’t know David, I’d recommend you have a peek at his twitter and his blog and see whether you might need him and his thoughts in your life (you probably will). Our conversation was prompted by a tweet from the NHS Leadership […]

Beware of bees! Creative knowledge exchange and #JSWEC

Last week I had the absolute pleasure of attending #JSWEC, the joint social work education and research conference, for the fourth year running. #JSWEC jointly focuses, as the name suggests, on research (new findings, methodological issues, PhDs and Professional Doctorates in process etc) and education (initial social work education, post qualifying education, ongoing CPD and […]