Weeknote: 9 to 13 November 2020

An autumn lockdown treat: we cooked Saturday evening dinner over an open fire in the garden What inspired me this week? This brilliant video featuring some of my NHS Digital colleagues... https://youtu.be/SOfkWR9I-XM Tero’s post on Apolitical: Design is the strategy More workshops with colleagues from Primary Care. This week it felt as if the team … Continue reading Weeknote: 9 to 13 November 2020

Weeknote: 2 to 6 November 2020

View from my Monday morning desk at Trevelyan Square What leadership teamwork did I see? On Tusday, senior leaders from 3 NHS organisations came together to kick off an intensve period of work on a knotty service transformation problem. I felt the first workshop went well, with everyone agreeing how we wanted to work together. … Continue reading Weeknote: 2 to 6 November 2020

Weeknote: 25 to 29 May 2020

What inspired me this week? Two workshops in which I was reminded of the growing breadth and depth of talent in our user-centred design community across national NHS organisations. Helen and Nancy led a brilliant session on user insights, personas and problem statements for a large and complex new service. The following day Sophie facilitated … Continue reading Weeknote: 25 to 29 May 2020

Weeknote: 13 to 19 April 2020 – notes from the top of a hill

Both literally and metaphorically, I live at the top of a hill. Leeds city centre lies in a dip where smoke and traffic fumes linger, so the middle classes have long chosen this leafy suburb, 100 metres higher, as a place to be socially distant. Here I am holed up in a house that’s big … Continue reading Weeknote: 13 to 19 April 2020 – notes from the top of a hill