Hundreds of people have died; others have been starved, dehydrated and left in appalling conditions of indignity, witnessed by their loved ones. Surely this is what Chris Grayling, Justice Secretary, had in mind when he recently cautioned to need to “concentrate on real human rights”? Yet the rights, legal accountability, and practical benefits of the Human Rights Act are rarely mentioned in discussions about the shocking failures of care such as those featured in today’s Public Inquiry Report in events at Staffordshire Hospital between 2005-2008. Sanchita Hosali, Deputy Director at the British Institute of Human Rights, shines a human rights spotlight on the issues.
When we need to use NHS services most of us will receive care and treatment which respects our basic rights to equal dignity. Sadly, for others, often at their most vulnerable, this is not the case. Today’s Francis Report from the Mid-Staffordshire Public…
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Welcome to https://thestarfishcoach.wordpress.com
January 2012: I left job I loved and started writing not just one but two blogs. Felt good to have New Year’s Day marking day 1 of my new life and end of my (fabulous) career in the NHS.
Eighteen days later and you find me adjusting rather well to my new way of life. Friends keep messaging, expressing strange ideas that I’m taking life easy, worrying I may be bored, haha! 2012 is turning into an exciting year, filled with new opportunities, but more of this in later blogs…..
I was prompted to have a go at a blog by Fran and decided it could be a good way to acknowledge the many people who have shared the work/life experiences of past years with me. I’ve been privileged to work with the best groups of colleagues imaginable and had many fantastic opportunities, leaving me inspired to discover how I can now contribute within a different context. My networks have sustained me this far and I trust my new networks to offer similar stimulus and support.
So, a very big Thank You to All my former colleagues, I look forward to staying in touch with many of you who became friends too. And a big welcome if you are new to my blog, I hope you enjoy following my exploits:-)