Empowering patients in Healthcare

Despite working in healthcare for many years, the day I went into hospital as a patient, I changed. I felt vulnerable, other people had my fate in their hands. I felt scared, what was going to happen to me, was I going to be ok? I felt inferior, I didn’t know what to fully expect…

Healthcare: Welcoming positive challenges

For patients to be ‘empowered’ we need to encourage positive challenges and provide them with knowledge. Let them know what we do and for us to not be afraid of doing this. Many patients come to harm due to poor communication, not listened to or unaware of what’s going on. This poster can be used…

Pictorial: Bullying

Usually, the majority of my artwork is based on kindness, wellbeing and empowerment. Despite trying to encourage this in the workplace, I am aware bullying does happen. Many “NHS scandals” I have read have been linked to a toxic culture centred around bullying. Bullying can cause staff to feel demotivated, scared and do things they…

Pictorial: Wellbeing in Work

Over the past few months, there has been a rapid increase in wellbeing and mental health awareness in the workplace. After the difficult few years everyone has had, it has become apparent how important it is to have a happy, productive and well looked after workforce. Wellbeing should not be a “one-off” event or something…

Pictorial: Habits of an Improver

One of the most important things for carrying out improvement work is your approach and behaviour. Over the years, I have seen good and not so good approaches to improvement work. I drew this pictorial to help us check ourselves: Are we displaying the right behaviours and thinking like an improver? There are many different…

Pictorial: What is Clinical Governance?

Clinical governance in healthcare can be hard to describe in a few sentences. There are many components to it all working together to ensure safe, effective and well-led services are provided. Here’s my graphic on what clinical governance is; it can be used to help people understand all the elements included in it and understand…

Pictorial: The Role of a NHS Manager

Being a Manager in the NHS is a challenging yet rewarding role. Often, the work of Managers are all done behind the scenes, not recognised or unknown. Managers are the glue that bind services and teams together, that make sure things are safe and make sure things are running properly. It is extremely challenging environments…

Recovery and Rehabilitation

As part of my aim to share 100 posters free for the NHS for anyone to use, poster number 6 is relating to rehabilitation for patients in Hospital. Wellness, recovery and wellbeing is an important factor in recovery, returning to normal and getting home safely. It is important that patients also know what to expect…

Why is Culture Important?

The most powerful thing that helps organisations excel as well as individuals succeed is the culture around them. We are not robots, we are diverse and unique individuals who want to feel valued, appreciated and part of a team. From an organisational perspective, the right culture is crucial to good outcomes, success, innovation, retention, performance,…

Don’t Feed the Email Beast

In today’s society we can get tangled up in emails all day long. Working in a busy environment can make it difficult to manage all the email demands that come through. They can take over your life, make you feel like you have not been productive and suck you into the repetitive cycle of replying…