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    Lotty
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    Tizzard
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    Content and Engagement Manager for the hub
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    Patient Safety Learning

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  1. Content Article Comment
    Thank you so much for sharing your experience - it must have been such a hard thing to be in the midst of. I'm sure your presence meant so much to Albert in all the suffering and chaos. We don't hear enough about the volunteers who put themselves in the firing line to help the NHS and its patients during the pandemic - if you'd like to share any more of your experience on the hub we would love to hear your reflections.
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    The toolkit includes a decision-making tree to help nursing staff and students decide whether to raise a concern and when to escalate a concern. It also provides definitions of 'raising concerns' and 'escalation' and covers the following areas: Why raise concerns? Types of concerns How to report What to expect Manager's responsibilities What if it is unresolved? Pressure not to report Further help
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    Thanks for sharing your reflections, these are all important to highlight. Especially your point about the power differential, it has such a huge impact on every aspect of healthcare, and being aware of/trying to redress it is so important for shared decision making.
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    A few weeks ago, a painful and rapidly-swelling elbow forced me to pick up the phone and ask for help. I have rheumatoid arthritis, treated by immunosuppressive biologic drugs and complicated by other health issues. In ‘normal times' I am supposed to see my consultant every six months. But due to Covid-19, I had not seen her in two years and was muddling along by myself. So I wrote myself a script, made sure I had all the information I needed and psyched myself up to fight for an appointment with whoever I reached after navigating the hospital switchboard. Amazingly, I got through to my r
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    What is closed-loop insulin delivery? ‘Closed-loop’ insulin delivery, also known as an artificial pancreas system (APS), is a self-regulating system for administering insulin to patients with type 1 diabetes. An insulin pump is connected to a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) via a smartphone app or minicomputer - in some systems, this is built into the insulin pump. The app or pump uses an algorithm to respond to blood glucose data from the CGM, automatically adjusting insulin delivery from the pump. The CGM then picks up resulting changes in blood glucose levels and relays this infor
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