The Future Patient Blog is where you can find musings about the possibilities of patient-led and user-led healthcare by David Gilbert.
I am a mental health service user with 30 years of experience as a patient and public engagement practitioner. I am also Patient Director, Sussex MSK Partnership (Central).
I believe that healthcare needs to change radically so that patients, carers, communities and citizens become partners for change.
Follow me on Twitter @DavidGilbert43
Find out more about the work I do at www.inhealthassociates.co.uk
I am also the author and developer of the Engagement Cycle that supports commissioners to undertake effective patient and public engagement http://www.engagementcycle.org
The posts you can find here are:
Poetry In The Mean Time (poems during a dark period)
This Coldest Day – testimony for a kind soul (for Rosamund Snow)
The Jewel Merchants – a parable for healthcare and what patients can bring
Once I Came This Way – Blog and Poems inspired by the Wellcome Collection’s ‘Beyond Bedlam’ exhibition
Gazza’s Moment of Madness (And Mine) – a story that I hope helps a little to prevent more suicides
The Hedgehog – What Happens When Policy Making Is Driven By Fear (Also a critique of Secret Transformation Programmes… I mean ‘sustainable’)
Say It: I Still Have Mental Health Problems
What If? Patients As Partners
Patient As Refugee https://futurepatientblog.com/2016/05/30/patient-as-refugee/
InThroughOut: Poems of Illness and Recovery
The Imperfect Patient Director https://futurepatientblog.com/2016/05/15/my-imperfect-blog-how-to-be-a-good-enough-patient-director/
Blame It On The Wine – Daring to talk about the future of the NHS https://futurepatientblog.com/2015/12/04/blame-it-on-the-wine-daring-to-talk-about-the-future-of-the-nhs/
Junior Doctors and the Dishwasher Dispute https://futurepatientblog.com/2016/04/28/586/
Getting Serious: How a Patient Director can help focus the NHS on what matters to patients
Good Death. Bad Death: What my mum and dad’s deaths revealed about inequalities
So Good. So Good. So…: My psychiatric in-patient experience (in poetry)
Being Weird: The Plight of Patient Leaders
The Letter: How a Patient Director can help integration
Seven Things that Patients Bring: The Benefits of Patients as Partners for Change https://futurepatientblog.com/2015/03/22/seven-things-that-patients-bring-the-benefits-of-patients-as-partners-for-change/
No More Eddies: Hitting suicide targets and missing the point?
Beyond Us and Them: The role of patients in governance and improvement
The Engagement Industry: Lots of activity with little impact
Just in Case: Patient-led solutions to A&E problems
Poetry and Healthcare: The meeting of two worlds
Patients as Pus: Why the process of discharge needs to change
The Rep Trap: The Catch 22 of being a patient representative
We Are All Patients: Yes and no
Thank you Mandy et al: How small acts of kindness from non-clinical staff helped me recover from mental health problems
Patients and Data: Changing roles and relationships
No More Lazy Thinking: Let’s get clear on the benefits of patients as partners
Ideas from Patients: How patient-led innovation could work
The Future Patient: A manifesto for patient-led health and healthcare
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