SK Diary – w/c 25 March 2013

SK Diary – w/c 25 March 2013

I didn’t have time to write a diary for last week because I was busy writing the NI Healthcare Social Media Guide so I have combined the last two weeks in this post.  It’s been a busy and exciting couple of weeks with lots of meetings, energy and collaboration! IHM Leadership Lunch with Anne Clydesdale  On Tuesday 19th I attended the IHM (@ihmnireland) Leadership Lunch with Anne Clydesdale, Director of the Leadership Institute at Queens University …

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The NI Healthcare Social Media Guide

The NI Healthcare Social Media Guide

Last updated: 1 June 2013 The aim of this guide is to encourage and facilitate the growth of healthcare social media in Northern Ireland.  I’ll start by explaining what healthcare social media is, then I’ll explain the benefits, followed by some advice on avoiding pitfalls.  And finally I have compiled an NI Healthcare Social Media Directory to help you navigate your way into the HCSM community. My intention is to continue adding to this guide …

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Top Tweets from NICON 2013

Top Tweets from NICON 2013

View the story “NICON 2013″ on Storify

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SK Diary – w/c 11 March 2013

SK Diary – w/c 11 March 2013

Teaching and Training on Ward Rounds Over the past number of weeks I have been experimenting with a new teaching/training technique.  I select an appropriate review patient for the F1 or F2 to review while I fulfil the support role of writing in the notes and making the obs chart, kardex and fluid balance available. Before going to see the patient I ask the F1/2 to read the previous entries in the notes and consider …

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SK Diary – w/c 4 March 2013

SK Diary – w/c 4 March 2013

NICON 2013 This week I attended the annual conference of the Northern Ireland Confederation for Health and Social Services (NICON), which is the NI equivalent of the NHS Confederation. The title was ‘Transforming Your Care: Transforming Our Practice’ and focused a lot on the change agenda for health and social care in NI.  It was a great opportunity to be away from the day job and to sit back and look at the big picture …

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SK Diary – w/c 25 February 2013

SK Diary – w/c 25 February 2013

This was a busy week with a lot going on so I will pick out some highlights to reflect on and discuss. Healthcare Social Media Last Friday Heather Moorhead (@HmmMoorhead) the Director of the Northern Ireland Confederation for Health and Social Services (NICON) asked if I would organise live tweeting for the NICON 2013 Conference – Transforming Your Care: Transforming Our Practice – on 6 & 7 March.  I agreed and we spoke again early this week …

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SK Diary – w/c 18 February 2013

SK Diary – w/c 18 February 2013

I’ve taken a break from writing my weekly diary for a few weeks so this one is overdue. It was a busy week but I decided to focus on two important events I attended.  The first was the ‘Women in Leadership’ event organised by the Queens Healthcare Leadership Forum. This is an important and perhaps unique student society since it was the brainchild of a medical student, whom rather than organising a Medical Leadership Society, …

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Francis Briefing and Discussion

Francis Briefing and Discussion

Below you will find the live tweet transcript from the Francis Briefing and Discussion I attended on Friday 22 February 2013. Along with key learning points from the event I have included key learning points about healthcare social media (#hcsm), engagement and live tweeting as I’m trying to promote and encourage all three in NI (and further afield). View the story “Francis Report Briefing & Discussion” on Storify    

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SK Diary – w.c. 7 January

SK Diary – w.c. 7 January

I’m back again after not writing my weekly diary for the last 3 weeks.  This was due to a mixture of taking some time off over the holidays and of being extremely busy on the days when I was working.   Winter Pressures Over the holiday period the winter pressures arrived with a vengeance and my clinical sessions in the AMU have been incredibly busy. The current AMU setup at the RVH in Belfast is …

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SK Diary – w/c 10 Dec

SK Diary – w/c 10 Dec

Measuring quality and efficiency of individual doctors This week a Consultant colleague and I walked to two other wards to see patients that were coded under him but were on specialty wards.  It turned out that both patients were under the care of specialty teams and this was just coding that needed updated.  Although it was important that we checked to ensure someone was looking after the patients it did take some time to do …

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