Tag Archives: stroke

Collective Wellbeing

What is a successful nation? I ask, because this was the question the First Minister of Scotland attempted to answer last month. According to Ms Sturgeon, Scotland is “redefining what it means to be a successful nation”. She went on … Continue reading

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New year, new me… Maybe

Belated happy new year! As we enter a new year and new decade, you will, like me, have noticed lots of newspaper and internet features along the lines of “New Year, New You”. These are usually accompanied by brightly coloured … Continue reading

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Reflections

Responding to a recent survey on stroke care from the Scottish Government, I made the point that in stroke care psychological and emotional therapy should be provided where needed alongside physical therapy. In hindsight, I now feel even more strongly … Continue reading

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Resolutions

Belatedly, I have begun my new year resolutions which are: 1. To keep this blog regularly updated and 2. To recover physically from the injuries inflicted during 2018 – notably the fall and broken arm last August, which put paid … Continue reading

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Stroke Care in Scotland

Apologies for the length of this post. As I do every year, I am providing a link on this blog to the annual Scottish stroke care audit – now called the Scottish Stroke Improvement Programme or SSIP as we shall … Continue reading

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Links

First link. As promised, a follow-up to my previous post. Second link. I can recommend Lost and Found , a recently published book by Dr Jules Montague, a neurologist from London with whom I shared a discussion on Radio Scotland … Continue reading

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Open Space – 2

Cogito ergo sum. Je pense, donc je suis. Ich denke, also bin ich. I think, therefore I am. In whatever language you express it, you have to admit that M. Descartes had a point. If you are capable of thought, … Continue reading

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Number geeks

Some stroke survivors become “stroke survivor number geeks”. In this age of acronyms I shall call them SSNGs . I admit to being one of them . Not any old numbers, mind you. Stroke numbers. For those of us SSNGs … Continue reading

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My year of falling over

August already. Can 2017 be so far advanced? The last time I posted here was in early January. “For this relief, much thanks”, you may say, echoing Francisco in Hamlet. That would be an appropriate response, since the last time I … Continue reading

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The NHS in Scotland 2016

This week has seen the publication of the Audit Scotland report into the NHS in Scotland. I don’t know about you, but when I see the word “audit” my eyes start to glaze over and all the accountants I have … Continue reading

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