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Catch up

Wow, I’m astonished that is has been so long since I last posted on here! As you might have guessed, I have been very busy with the research for ROBE HP (see previous post) as well as reading (see my reading list here). Now that research for ROBE has finished …

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ROBE (HP) Focus Groups

I first asked for your views on obesity and weight related health care back in Feb 2011,  and your input went on to help me shape and develop the content for a learning package for health professionals in relation to maternal and infant obesity for Bournemouth University. This package is called …

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ROBE (HP)

I am very pleased to be able to announce my new writing project: ROBE (HP) –  Reducing Obesity By Education (Health Professionals). ROBE (HP) has been commissioned by Health Education England and will address obesity in relation to healthcare for children. ROBE (HP)  is phase two of my obesity writing project, and …

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The LIBRT sick note series

If you’re new to reading my Sick Notes series then please understand that they are purely written in *jest. The Lost-in-Book-Reading-Time (LIBRT) sick note series: (note one) Dear Work Denyse will be unable to come in to work today as she is experiencing a flare up of chronic Lost-in-Book-Reading-Time syndrome, a.k.a. …

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Jia Govinda

Hearing the song Jaya Govinda by Kula Shaker coming from the radio for the first time, I became quietly and overwhelmingly convinced that I had lost my mind in a spectacular though not unpleasant fashion. My brother’s name was Jia Govinda and I had recently returned from his memorial ceremony …

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Summer fun

After nearly 30 days of activity we finally managed to wear our tweenager out before bedtime. Imagine how tired us ‘olds’ are! We love juggling summer school hols and having lots of time off work to have fun with our youngest though. So, despite the fact that I will once …

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