Taking Our TEAM from Transactional to Collaborative

Working together as an integrated team, HSCPs (Health and Social Care Professionals) can achieve immediate meaningful change for patients by collaboratively influencing and shaping improvements in our services. As the Senior Speech and Language Therapist in the Acute Stroke Team, I was acutely aware of the life changing impact early intervention from HSCPs has onContinue reading “Taking Our TEAM from Transactional to Collaborative”

Covid-19: is Psychological Safety our secret weapon in teams?

Covid-19 is a threat to most teams and particularly to those delivering health care. Healthcare systems depend on teams working interdependently to coordinate safe care within a complex, high stakes work environment. So what gives some teams an edge over others? To understand this, we need to open the black box and recognise the nuancesContinue reading “Covid-19: is Psychological Safety our secret weapon in teams?”

HSCP Response During Covid-19

In acknowledgement and huge appreciation of the approximately 17,000 Health and Social Care Professionals who have given so much of themselves in meeting the needs of our population during the pandemic, we are delighted to share this HSCP poster. The poster documents key work contributed by HSCP over the past eight months. It is alsoContinue reading “HSCP Response During Covid-19”

Healthcare Education in the Time of COVID-19

The stark reality of COVID-19 hit as I, along with my classmates, were completing our final clinical placement, a moment that is usually seen as the beginning of the end of your physiotherapy degree. Looking back on college in the time of this pandemic, there were definitely positives and negatives. Commute time was drastically reduced,Continue reading “Healthcare Education in the Time of COVID-19”

2020: Stand Out Memories For Me

When we look back on 2020 in years to come, what will be our stand out memories? There will be a feature length episode of Reeling in the Years, that’s for sure! And there will be sad reminders of how many people lost their lives to COVID-19, how difficult it was for those working inContinue reading “2020: Stand Out Memories For Me”

Jack Charlton’s Amazing Act of Kindness

Sitting on board an Aer Lingus flight in January 1996, I noticed Jack Charlton across the aisle from me. This was a significant flight for Jack, his final, emotional farewell voyage following his retirement as Manager of the Ireland team after nine great years in charge and three unforgettable major tournaments. I resisted the temptationContinue reading “Jack Charlton’s Amazing Act of Kindness”

Transitioning to a Virtual Campus

The Experience of the RCSI School of Physiotherapy during the COVID-19 Pandemic In this blog, we want to share our experience of dealing with COVID-19 in the teaching, learning and assessment of our physiotherapy students. As a University of Medicine and Health Sciences, RCSI is well known for its international footprint. This, alongside our world-leadingContinue reading “Transitioning to a Virtual Campus”

COVID-RUARY: Clinical Reflections on the Month Gone by

This has been the most challenging 4 weeks in my 20 years of practice for many reasons. Looking for certainty at a time of complete and utter uncertainty has led us to reach out and make meaningful connections locally, nationally and internationally which has been a double edged sword. It has brought a lot ofContinue reading “COVID-RUARY: Clinical Reflections on the Month Gone by”

Pivoting, at Pace, to Virtual Patient Management, Communication and Education

Recent weeks have seen massive disruption to healthcare services as we grapple to meet service need in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past six weeks, the SCOPe Directorate* in St. James’s Hospital has pivoted from primarily in person assessment and review to a teleHealth model. This Blog will set out the keyContinue reading “Pivoting, at Pace, to Virtual Patient Management, Communication and Education”