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"It'll all get better in the next 6 months because they're rolling out a new procurement process"

Thank you, @openinnovates for letting me co-work at short notice this morning. Good to be back in the space after all this time

Great work by the service manual team, and partners, on this new standard designed for any organisation that produces health and care information

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This is your reminder that in 1932 Australia declared war on emus, and the emus won

Just noticed the extra-long UK holiday weekend in June coincides with the 250th anniversary of Joseph Priestley inventing fizzy drinks, and immediately giving his method freely to the world

"Rare insights happen when combinations of information are put in front of people who don’t often see them"

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I plan to organise an for managers (), builders and fellow professionals.

If you're new to unconferences, here's a nice example of one I used to organise video made by

Interested? Reply or message me, please 🙂


Drawn back to this blog post that I published 3 years ago today. Still pretty much where I stand on the skills and approaches we need to nurture in health and care

A sad day. Matthew has been a great champion for user-centred design and the digital profession in health and care. I've personally learned a lot from his inclusive leadership style

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Excellent piece in the FT about how the birdsite “isn’t a real place”, and how valuations of it are therefore… well, questionable.

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Mastodon has a verification mechanism, though it looks different from Twitter's. We do not ask for your documents. Instead, if you have a website that you are known by, you can verify that you are the owner of that website.

Link to your Mastodon profile from the website, either through a visible link, or through a <link> tag in the head of the document, with a rel=me attribute, and link back to that page from your Mastodon profile. It should then get a green checkmark, like @Mastodon.

"If we can make our systems a little less “demanding on the brain”, a little less destructive of people’s work-life balance..." Important post from Tosin

Some great opportunities for people to get involved in the NHS in England, including bringing the voice of patients and the public to our work on digital in patient safety

4 years ago today, celebrating the empty desks of colleagues who get out of the building together to meet their users

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The curb cut effect: for example, media descriptions right here on Mastodon help people who use screen readers, but they are also useful for explaining the joke for people who don’t get it, for translations of text, and for copy-pasting what would otherwise be just an image of text.

A fitting digital response while the stolen blue plaque is being replaced. Well done to all who made this happen

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