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Going the Extra Mile

In our work in health and care environments on compassion we imagine that compassion could be expressed on a scale of 1 – 10 – where 1 is not all compassionate (distant, indifferent, cold, rushing) and 10 is ‘i am … Continue reading

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Wisdom and Change – the humble compassionate leader

I am hearing about initiative over load and witnessing a frenetic almost panicky approach to change in health care. The Francis report has created a context in which many leaders are speaking about compassion – if their thinking and what … Continue reading

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Calling Inspiring talented web developers who would love to help to Close the Compassion Gap

Here is the detail re an exciting opportunity…. Help us to Build the Compassion Legacy Andy Bradley created Frameworks 4 Change in 2004 to close the gap between the compassionate care home his parents ran and the culture he witnesses … Continue reading

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People Die when they Shouldnt

I will be brief, because I know that if you read this blog you are busy, and you are probably like me, unsettled. But most of you are not nearly as unsettled as Sara and Rich.  Because most of you … Continue reading

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London Compassion Circle – 7th of March – help to build the wave

Good morning, I hope your day is going well. Arrived back from Exeter late on friday having supported group of inspirational leaders through compassion circle training. Am shortly leaving for Sheffield to offer a ‘Closing the Compassion Gap’ talk in … Continue reading

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Start with Why

I was humbled to be asked to present ‘The Compassion Gap’ by Professor Dawn Brooker and her inspiring team recently at Worcester University. In my experience a compassion gap opens up when a health and social care organisation loses clarity … Continue reading

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The Compassion Legacy

2014 – 2019 Building a Legacy of Compassion…not for the faint hearted “The failures in patient care must be addressed, and part of doing this means, in the words of Professor Don Berwick’s review of patient safety, leaving ‘fear, blame, recrimination … Continue reading

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One Moment, One Chance – Precious Compassion

The Way of the Compassion Samurai Andy Bradley and I have been speaking recently about this idea of the ‘Compassion Samurai’. It is a phrase that emerged fairly spontaneously in a seminar he was leading recently and he came to speak … Continue reading

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Everyone Matters

I am interested in what happens when we take the trouble to find out what matters to each other, to discover what our intentions and hopes are – I think of this in terms of a kind of collective consciousness … Continue reading

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Thank You Ruth, for being a Nurse

Dear Ruth,  I am writing to thank you. You  shared with me and the group on the ‘Nursing in a Compassionate Community’ course that you wanted to be a doctor but that in the Muslim country where you were raised … Continue reading

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