Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Designing and co-creating the best possible future for the NHS

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012Designing and co-creating the best possible future for the NHSThe bitter public battle now being fought over the future of the NHS looks set to continue. Its future shape uncertain, and the mounting resistance that is so visceral is based ...

The politics of truth and science in America

Sunday, October 30th, 2011An extraordinary story of how science is becoming highly politicised is told by Shawn Lawrence Otto.First off less than 2% of Congress totaling 535 members, have professional backgrounds in science, whereas there are 222 lawyers.When in 1987 the Federal Communications ...

Taking control of your healthcare with Patients Know Best

Friday, October 21st, 2011I am thrilled that Mohammad Al-Ubaydli of Patients Know Best got to speak at the wonderful The DO Lectures. His message and story is important and critical to WHAT NEXT looks like. PKB is a case history in the forthcoming ...

Human nature is not like a machine

Friday, October 14th, 2011John Stuart Mill writing in On Liberty in 1859 said "man (humanity) is not built like a machine, that should be set to do the work exactly proscribed to him but should be seen more like a tree, that can ...

NHS reforms based on industrial age thinking

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011Chatting last night to a clinician friend - we were discussing the No Straight Lines project, in the context of healthcare.We can see that things could be done better - but the question is how. Is it right to use ...

My East End is no longer our East End

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011Why do people quest for connection and communication? Why is the world gone all social? Why does social communication dominate? Why is everyone writing about it? And why is everything that we define as 2.0 defined by participatory culture and ...

The People’s Supermarket

Thursday, January 27th, 2011Following on from my post about Cumbria's DIO (Done It Ourselves) community, The People's Supermarket again demonstrates an alternative way of getting stuff done. In a way that perhaps is more realistic and more humane, where once again people, and ...

Alice holden why putting our hearts and our hands into the land matters

Friday, November 5th, 2010Alice spoke at the Do Lectures this year: the Do team writeAlice represents a small group of young people who are choosing a career on the land. She will tell us how and why the work captured her and perhaps ...

A compassionate society understands fairness

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010Twenty years ago, Ernst Fehr had a seemingly sensible idea – that a deep-seated human preference for fairness might play an important role in economics. He writes,A substantial number of people exhibit social preferences, which means they are not solely ...

tattoos, identity and meaning [2]

Saturday, October 9th, 2010I am writing this post as my old friend David O'Hanlon asked a question to my post on Tattoo's, identity and meaning that I think requires a somewhat in-depth response. Patrick Skinner is a PHD student at Cambridge University, his ...

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