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The Joy of Sharing

Friday 28 October 2016

The Joy of Sharing - reflection on our work with The National Citizen Service, through Elevation Network, in Hertfordshire

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Joan's beautiful voice

Saturday 22 October 2016

Joan's beauatiful voice

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Brilliant Carers

Friday 16 September 2016

the enormous value of a guide dog

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Ipswich and Watford hospital lead the way on a great new initiative

Friday 22 July 2016

Information about Elevation Network's NCS programme

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Kissing it Better - simply making a difference

Thursday 2 June 2016

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Thoughts on #hellomynameis...

Saturday 5 March 2016

An article about the impact of Hello My Name is...campaign

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Our Life Story App officially launched through our work at Whittington Health

Tuesday 9 February 2016

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T'was the week before Xmas

Thursday 24 December 2015

T'was the week before Christmas

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Dr Phil Hammond's fab show

Saturday 10 October 2015

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School Nurse International Conference Song 2015

Thursday 24 September 2015

Song written by Kissing it Better for School Nurse International Conference 2015

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So emotional. So important

Wednesday 26 August 2015

Why understanding the emotions of someone with dementia is so important

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Simple life story in picture frame by bed helps staff communicate with someone who has no speech

Sunday 14 June 2015

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A safer place

Saturday 30 May 2015

How working with Kissing it Better can make wards safer

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Health & Safety and... Common Sense

Friday 30 January 2015

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Round Robins and Little Boxes

Wednesday 24 December 2014

Round Robins and Little Boxes

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Why sensitive interpretation of hospital rules is so important

Saturday 25 October 2014

Why sensitive interpretation of hospital rules is so important for patients' wellbeing

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Hospital rules and the lady who had dementia

Friday 24 October 2014

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Thank you ..two words that are vital to great patient care

Sunday 28 September 2014

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A touch of kindness

Sunday 17 August 2014

How the tiniest things can make a huge difference

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The bells, the bells...

Saturday 12 July 2014

Assessing the impact of phones, bedside buzzers and door bells on busy ward staff

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A lesson in compassion?

Tuesday 22 April 2014

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A touch of kindness

Wednesday 16 April 2014

The story of how a simple gesture made a huge difference to my mother's care

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Huge thanks to all our Hair and Beauty students

Sunday 6 April 2014

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Why every patient should be in sight of a window

Monday 10 March 2014

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Patting beats blogging says top dog-blogger

Wednesday 5 March 2014

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Spring Tips

Saturday 1 March 2014

Spring Tips

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Making the connection

Tuesday 4 February 2014

Kissing it Better brings people together. It's what we do.

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10 simple ideas that can make difference to someone in hospital in February

Saturday 1 February 2014

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Santa's Stocking Surprise

Tuesday 24 December 2013

Christmas Stockings for patients on the elderly care wards at The Lister Hospital, Stevenage. Who needs Rudolph when you've got Yogi?

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No one likes waiting but improving the quality of the wait can make a huge difference

Monday 16 December 2013

No one likes waiting but, sometimes, how you wait can make a huge difference

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Hope Finds a Way

Friday 6 December 2013

A beautiful carol, a touching film, and some suggestions for making a stay in hospital a little bit brighter are Kissing It Better's gifts to patients and relatives this Christmas

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Kissing it Better goes global

Wednesday 6 November 2013

How one elderly lady's love for poetry is touching the world

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Angela's Birthday Gift

Wednesday 23 October 2013

How a day in hospital became a gift for one elderly lady

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National Poetry Day

Thursday 3 October 2013

Thoughts on National Poetry Day

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Health Warning - Smiling is infectious

Tuesday 30 July 2013

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School children make-over a garden at The Lister Hospital, Stevenage

Friday 12 July 2013

School children do a garden makeover in a week

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2gether Trust Staff inspired by Founder of Kissing it Better

Tuesday 11 June 2013

Jill Speaks to staff at 2gether Trust

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Kissing it Better launches at QEII Hospital, Welwyn Garden City

Thursday 16 May 2013

Welwyn Garden City rises to the Kib challenge!

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How man's best friend can lift the spirits

Tuesday 14 May 2013

A heartwarming story of how little things can mean so much

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Nobody Does it Better..... than Kissing it Better

Tuesday 14 May 2013

As if by magic - Kissing it Better volunteers appear.....

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Feeling better now, thanks to my wonderful friend and those daffodils

Wednesday 10 April 2013

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Whats it like to volunteer for Kissing it Better? by Kate age 12

Wednesday 10 April 2013

Kate, 12, talks about what its like to volunteer for Kissing it Better, and what she's learnt along the way

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Exam fever and the target culture

Saturday 6 April 2013

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The straw that breaks the camel's back

Wednesday 3 April 2013

How to ease the tension in hospital waiting rooms

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Easter in Asda

Saturday 30 March 2013

Huge thanks to our volunteer fund-raisers

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Dancing with the daffodils -even in the snow

Friday 29 March 2013

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Good nurses must be able to combine compassion with great leadership

Sunday 24 March 2013

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How Kissing it Better can help the campaign to reduce pressure ulcers

Thursday 21 March 2013

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Pets as Therapy dog, Poppy, visits children at Northwick Park

Friday 15 March 2013

Pets as Therapy visits Northwick Park Hospital with Kissing it Better

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Carpe diem

Tuesday 12 March 2013

Why endless, time-consuming, often unnecessary checks, discourage countless volunteers

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I'm sorry you feel that way about it

Saturday 9 March 2013

The art of not apologising

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It's not what you say, it's the way that you say it

Saturday 9 March 2013

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The kindness of strangers

Wednesday 6 March 2013

Our wonderful volunteers

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If we applied some hospital health and safety rules to our daily lives, we'd need counselling

Saturday 2 March 2013

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Massive thanks to the wonderful Kissing it Better volunteers at Walsall

Thursday 28 February 2013

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A remarkable lady

Sunday 24 February 2013

Jill talks about the inspiration behind Kissing it Better

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Why must it be so hard to volunteer in your local hospital?

Sunday 24 February 2013

Why are volunteers not welcomed with open arms?

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Is it possible to push water uphill?

Thursday 21 February 2013

Liz's thoughts post Francis Report

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What is tender loving care?

Monday 18 February 2013

A wonderful analogy for the definition of tender loving care

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A very significant week

Saturday 9 February 2013

Jill's thoughts post The Francis Report

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Great day with staff from 2gether NHS Foundation Trust

Thursday 7 February 2013

Jill meets with staff from 2gether NHS Foundation Trust in Herefordshire

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Nursing in hospitals.......and the fraught mother analogy

Wednesday 6 February 2013

Imagine that the nursing profession is like a new mother, who gazes lovingly at her new-born baby and wants, with all her heart, to be the best mother in the world.

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Why it is important to overcome a 'culture of fear'

Thursday 31 January 2013

Time and again, the team from Kissing it Better feels they have to overcome the 'culture of fear' that exists in so many hospitals.

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Sunday night in Exeter

Monday 28 January 2013

Jill travels to Exeter to run a Workshop for Guinness Care and Support

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WOW - What an amazing response!

Tuesday 1 January 2013

Amazing response after BBC Breakfast feature

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Kissing it Better volunteers are the best!

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Getting all Christmassy in the Stroke Unit and Outpatients

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Royal Shakespeare Company members bring festive cheer to three Residential Homes

Monday 17 December 2012

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The Lister Hospital gets a Jazzy Christmas treat

Saturday 15 December 2012

Jazz singer Janice Carol gives The Lister Hospital a Christmas treat

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How to enhance Christmas cheer on hospital wards

Saturday 15 December 2012

Ways to bring some Christmas spirit in to bay areas of wards whilst keeping infection risks to a minimum

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BBC Breakfast comes to Hertfordshire

Sunday 2 December 2012

BBC Breakfast films feature on Kissing it Better project in Hertfordshire

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Christmas arrives early in The Lister

Saturday 1 December 2012

Christmas arrives early with Kissing it Better at The Lister Hospital, Stevenage

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Kissing it Better Choir's got seasonal talent!

Tuesday 27 November 2012

Under the expert guidance of Vocal Coach, Jackie Roxborough, more than 30 staff and volunteers from Walsall Manor Hospital staged a concert in the West Wing last Tuesday evening

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Kissing it Better wins Nursing Times Award 2012

Friday 2 November 2012

Kissing it Better is a Nursing Times Award Winning charity!

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Kissing it Better & Led Zepellin?

Thursday 1 November 2012

Liz is interviewed live on BBC Three Counties Radio

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Kissing It Better's item on The One Show raises a volunteer army

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Following our item on The One Show, we have been inundated with requests from talented volunteers across the UK, all keen to make a difference to their local hospital

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Kissing it Better launches in Hertfordshire

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Having spent a frantic few weeks in July making useful contacts with Schools and Colleges in East Herts, September finally arrived, the new term started, and we were able to launch our project at The Lister Hospital, Stevenage.

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The One Show to the rescue...

Monday 15 October 2012

A few weeks ago, I switched on the TV and the One Show caught my attention - they were calling for Community projects that needed volunteers - to keep in tune with the 'Games Maker' success at The Olympics. This had Kissing it Better written all over it!

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Walsall Case Study

Wednesday 12 September 2012

A little look at how we helped make a difference to Walsall Manor Hospital

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Equality and Diversity Conference

Tuesday 28 August 2012

Spoke at Equality and Diversity Conference at City Hospital. An inspirational deaf singer gained a standing ovation from the delegates.

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Thanks to everyone who supported our fund-raising event at Asda

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Why, eventually, we give up on the friend who uses us

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Making the connection

Kissing it Better brings people together. It's what we do.

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The Grand National and The Boat Race - two great reasons to remember

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Dementia: an emotional response

Why continuing to visit a loved one with dementia , even if they don't appear to recognise you , is so important

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The School Nurse International Conference Song

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How poor intermpretation of rules can stop good things happening

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How poor interpretation of rules can stop good things happening for patients

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The moment our students made a BBC presenter cry

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