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Leigh Named in List of 50 Patient Leaders by HSJ

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Leigh is honoured to be included in the very first list of Patient Leaders by the Health Service Journal (HSJ) for her work with Hugo’s Legacy and #MatExp. Leigh says… “I had to keep it secret for about a month, because it was under embargo. “That meant I had no idea who else was included on […] Read more…

Language Matters! My #MatExp action for NHS Change Day

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Being in any healthcare environment for any reason can feel disempowering for a patient. Effective communication between healthcare professionals and patients can help build trusting relationships, improve patient outcomes and patients’ experiences. Communication is at the centre of everything, and no more so than in a healthcare environment:   That is why I have chosen my […] Read more…

Hugo’s Legacy and #MatExp

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A significant part of Hugo’s legacy includes improving experiences of maternity services for women who have a traumatic birth, and/or whose baby is cared for in a neonatal unit. My particular focus is on making sure language, communication and information is clear and effective at this time, which can be bewildering and upsetting for mums […] Read more…

When #HugosLegacy Trended

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Thanks to many wonderful people on social media, #HugosLegacy trended last Friday (February 20, 2015). I had asked people to help get the hashtag trending in recognition of Hugo’s first birthday. While I had hoped people would get involved, the number of people who tweeted for Hugo surpassed my expectations – with a reach of […] Read more…

Reflections on Prematurity Awareness Month

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November 29 is especially poignant for me because a year ago today I had my 12 week scan. I arrived at the hospital with a full bladder, and left full of excitement and happiness. Martin and I were mesmerised at the sight of our little baby wriggling around on the screen. We felt so blessed, […] Read more…

Advice for neonatal parents

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It’s Neonatal Awareness Day on Tuesday September 30, which is a timely opportunity to talk about some of the challenges that parents whose baby is in a neonatal unit face. If someone close to you is one of these mummies or daddies you’ll probably want to know what to do to help them. The emphasis is on […] Read more…

Baby Loss Awareness Month

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October is baby loss awareness month. It is a time to raise awareness of the issues surrounding baby loss; to talk openly about baby loss, to help break the taboo; and to remember the babies who we will always love. Please visit the blog – Headspace Perspective for more information.   Read more…

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