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Dear All Pharmacists – On privacy and trust

23 Sep

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I was so upset yesterday about a breach of my privacy at a pharmacy (not the first one) that I ranted on twitter – and it seemed it struck a chord with other patients. Pharmacists who responded were horrified by the breaches discussed. The conversation continued on twitter all day yesterday, and continued into today. I’ve captured all the tweets in the links below (“All tweets”), and have curated too:

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Some responses from patients on their experiences of breach of privacy:

 

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#StateofMH

20 Jul

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cqc state of mh 1.

On today’s report by the Care Quality Commission on the state of mental health care in the UK

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#MHQT

6 Jul

Here are all the tweets on the hashtag #MHQT from the panel debate and discussion on women and mental health at UCL on Wednesday 5th June 2017.

1) https://storify.com/SectionedUK/10-women-and-mental-health

2) https://storify.com/SectionedUK/2-mhqt

3) https://storify.com/SectionedUK/3-mhqt

4) https://storify.com/SectionedUK/4-mhqt

5) https://storify.com/SectionedUK/5-mhqt

6) https://storify.com/SectionedUK/6-mhqt

7) https://storify.com/SectionedUK/7-595d80759ddbba67e3a94e3f

8) https://storify.com/SectionedUK/mhqt-595d81909ddbba67e3a951ca

 

 

 

Women and mental health

4 Jul

Here are some thoughts of mine and of the lovely twitter people on the topic of women and mental health. No editing, hoovered up all the tweets during a particular timeframe. Enjoy!

On 9th June, I asked the question “How do mental health services need to change to better meet the specific needs of women? Suggestions please!”

Here’s the conversation that ensued over the next couple of days.

(1) https://storify.com/SectionedUK/1-women-and-mentalhealth

(2) https://storify.com/SectionedUK/2-women-and-mentalhealth

(3) https://storify.com/SectionedUK/3-women-and-mentalhealth-593c440f4de69fe737df9d06

(4) https://storify.com/SectionedUK/4-women-and-mentalhealth

(5) https://storify.com/SectionedUK/5-women-and-mentalhealth

(6) https://storify.com/SectionedUK/6-women-and-mentalhealth

(7) https://storify.com/SectionedUK/7

(8) https://storify.com/SectionedUK/3-women-and-mentalhealth

(9) https://storify.com/SectionedUK/9-women-and-mental-health

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Locked in my body

28 Aug

Reflections on an experience of dissociative paralysis and comparing how I was treated by healthcare professionals with the experience of Terry Newbury in the documentary ‘Locked in my body’.

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If you’re a professional on twitter, be professional

27 Aug

Some thoughts on professional responsibilities and being bullied online by a mental health professional.

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Multimorbidity in mental health: having one mental health condition doesn’t make you immune from having another

26 Aug

Some reflections on the (apparently surprising to some researchers and policy-makers) fact that human beings are complex and often don’t experience mental health difficulty in discreet packages that fit neatly into diagnostic categories; and how some healthcare commissioners are hiding behind NICE guidelines on individual treatments to deny proper care and support to people with complex (more than one) mental ill-health.

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