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Guest Blog: Compassion – a MARLARKEY or a CASE FOR CHANGE?


I attended a Paul Gilbert training event on Compassion theory and it was the most user friendly , sensible , useful and moving course . All backed up by research . Recommended .

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Maxine 2014This is a guest blog from my friend and colleague Maxine Craig who is Head of Organisation Development at South Tees NHS Trust and visiting Professor ( Sunderland University).

Maxine can be found on Twitter on @Maxine_craig and she would welcome conversations about this blog.

Maxine’s blog speaks for itself – so here it is:

This week whilst at a training event in the coffee break a lady approached me and asked me “Was I Maxine Craig who is part of this ‘NHS Compassion Malarkey’? ” – now this has hit a nerve!

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I have worked in the NHS since I was 17 and this ‘malarkey’ has been my life for 33 years. Ensuring patients get the best we can give and staff are well and healthy is my purpose. It’s no malarkey!

This is what a malarkey is:

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I believe there is a compelling case for change in the…

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