*** PLEASE NOTE – THIS CONTENTS PAGE IS IN DIRE NEED OF A GOOD UPDATE AND EDIT ***
There are about 20-30 posts not included in this contents page. At the moment, you will need to go to the latest post and scroll down for recent posts. This will be rectified asap. And soon, all posts will be transferred to my updated website http://www.inhealthassociates.co.uk
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
My book ‘The Patient Revolution – how we can heal healthcare’ was published in October 2019 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
My book ‘The Rare Bird Recovery Protocol’ will be published in Spring 2020 by Cinnamon.
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
If you go to futurepatientblog.com you can scroll down all articles.