Category Archives: Covid-19

Protecting our mental wellbeing

From being a very strong and capable person I started to feel wobbly, like life was going out of control, and at times being very depressed. Continue reading

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Hindsight or learning for the future?

It is saddening to hear the response from the Government has been to rely on talking about hindsight and how the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic was ‘unprecedented’ – a word that has been more than overused in the past 18 months. This is an opportunity to start to look at what action was taken and how we can look at improving for the inevitable future crises including pandemics. But the approach has been to try to defend the position and all the actions that were taken. No crisis response is perfect and there is always something to take, change, review and develop form every situation. Continue reading

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Getting to the root of the issue

The Covid-19 pandemic is far from over. I am sure lots of people realise that when they see the infection rates and death toll each day. But the impact of it can be seen in our towns and villages. The … Continue reading

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Crisis, communication and Covid-19

But it does surprise me that when asked about what they expect to be focused on in the times ahead we resort back to PR campaigns. Continue reading

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Humanity in disaster response: book review and interview with author

“Writing this book has been a learning experience combined with an emotional toll as I have dived into a large number of disasters and scrutinized their aftermath.”
Kjell Brataas Continue reading

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Walk in the same footsteps

Whether it is double standards or not, the fact that it appears this way is incredibly damaging. Continue reading

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Releasing control: what can we learn from the Netherlands

“Here people’s responses have ranged from those who have been too afraid to go out and have really locked down, to those who have almost refused to wear masks.” Suzy Giles Continue reading

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Involving the people: a Norwegian perspective on introducing healthcare IT projects

“Involvement is the most important thing that we have done,” Sigrun Berge Engen Continue reading

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Uncovering the covered

Moving forward and into a possible recovery from Covid-19 should not be about a ‘return to normal’ or going backwards. Continue reading

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When the matter is not closed

It has been an interesting couple of days. After photographs of Matt Hancock kissing an aide surfaced shortly followed by video of the same you can see the reputations crisis developing. The fury from the public was focused not on … Continue reading

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