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    Culture can be elusive, “because much of it is anchored in unspoken behaviors, mindsets, and social patterns.” My reaction when somebody makes a “pledge” is to wonder whether anything will in reality actually change? For example, the former Prime Minister David Cameron MP promised a ‘cure for dementia’ by 2025. That’s only another seven years to go. Actions speak louder than words? We now know that there’s also probably more to ‘dementia friendly communities’ than an enhanced customer experience for people with dementia or their care partners. If you say that “actions speak louder than words”, you mean that people’s […]
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    I have often wondered, during all the discussion of whether one’s local hospital should be shut down, whether hospitals are safe places for patients to be in. Let me rephrase that. Are they safer places to be in, rather than your own home? I tend to think, surely, that clinicians can’t think hospitals are particularly safe places to be in, otherwise they wouldn’t be in such a rush to have them ‘flow’ in and out? But there are of course economic considerations, for example the cost of a hospital bed being more than the cost of a bed at the […]
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