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John's Week

Dear All, I have had a fascinating week this week.  no honestly. Monday saw me at the UK council of Caldicott Guardians where I represent Primary Care for England (someone has got to do it) and we had a debate about what the future holds for the group which is an association of volunt...

Read More » Posted in: Core Values, Delphi tribe by Emma Knape on 9 October 2015
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Accountability... (By John Richmond)

Having had a tumultuous and emotional few weeks at Delphi, on the back of a busy time that precluded me writing a follow up to my last blog on creativity, it is probably a good time to think, and write about accountability.   I think of all our values, accountability is probably the ...

Read More » Posted in: Core Values, Delphi tribe by Emma Knape on 9 April 2015
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The Delphi Brand... (By John Richmond)

I have been having conversations about the delphi brand this week and it has got me thinking about how we can get it across to people. I would say it is fairly easy for us within the organisation to say - it's our core values: simples. But really those core values reflect a lot of stuff for us...

Read More » Posted in: Core Values, Delphi tribe by Emma Knape on 12 February 2015
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Get Some Headspace... (By John Richmond)

We are at the end of the first week of meditating at work for Delphi head office. I have managed to fit in three days of meditating and hope to do another session after writing this. It is certainly an experience and one that totally changes the perspective on the day, for me at least...

Read More » Posted in: 5 Ways To Wellbeing, Core Values, Delphi tribe, Staff by Emma Knape on 30 January 2015
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Hedonism... (By John Richmond)

Our work lies in the realm of that much maligned activity: hedonism. People often think of this as a blind drive to happiness at its most basic, and in our current scientific parlance, would be characterised by the maximum release of dopamine for the longest period of time. However, ...

Read More » Posted in: Core Values, Delphi tribe by Emma Knape on 23 January 2015
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Call me Dr Mo!

November has been an interesting month for me as my first time participating in the global grassroots public health even that is 'Movember'. If you've been hiding under a rock or awakened from a coma and not heard of Movember before it is the month where participants (men and now even women!) are ...

Read More » Posted in: Core Values by on 2 December 2013
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Values made real

Melanie Taylor joined Delphi Medical just over 12 months ago after spending 13 years working in the Prison and Civil Service where mission, vision and value statements were, as is often the case, nothing more than impersonal words backed by little substance or belief. Mel could have been ex...

Read More » Posted in: Core Values, Delphi tribe, Staff by John Richmond on 25 October 2013
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Volunteering in Peru - A Delphi nurse talks about her experience

  Volunteering in Peru - a Delphi nurse talks about her experience Many of us at Delphi have been waiting to hear back from one of our nursing team who has been volunteering in Peru with street children. Andrea has kindly agreed to share with us some of her photos and has written a short...

Read More » Posted in: Core Values, Noble Cause, Staff by on 11 October 2013
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Supporting the call for more drugs LESs

The continuing discussion regarding the call for more drugs LESs reminded me of an interesting article written by Sofia Lind in Pulse back in January this year.  As I'm sure most of us recognise, Local Enhanced Services have been the mainstay of addiction shared care services, making su...

Read More » Posted in: Core Values, Drugs by John Richmond on 17 August 2013
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Inspiring to say the least

Following a recent 'Dephi Day' where all staff were invited to The Mill at Stone, Staffordshire, we've had some extremely positive feedback from those who attended with one message in particular standing out as a testimony to our mission as an organisation and to the culture we are striving to...

Read More » Posted in: Core Values, Delphi tribe, Noble Cause, Staff by John Richmond on 2 August 2013
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Patient Centred Leadership

The King's Fund have produced a report looking at the future of leadership within the NHS. What I am struck by is how closely this report mirrors our own aspirations within Delphi. It is called 'Patient Centred Leadership' and caught my eye because it is one of our core values!   The key fi...

Read More » Posted in: Core Values, Noble Cause by John Richmond on 9 July 2013
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The pain of losing a service?

I've been reading a lot this week about the state of the NHS on it's 65th birthday and finding it particularly poignant. This week we handed over our oldest contracts in North Lancashire to a new provider, and I find myself edged out of the local clinical drug and alcohol work that has been so muc...

Read More » Posted in: Alcohol, Core Values, Delphi tribe, Drugs by on 5 July 2013
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Why being in recovery doesn't necessarily mean being drug-free

In the third of our series addressing service concerns about drug and alcohol recovery, we look into if a person can be 'cured' if they are still using illicit substances. The term 'recovery' is not a synonym for 'cure'. It refers to a journey undertaken with definitive goals but which are sit...

Read More » Posted in: Alcohol, Core Values, Drugs by John Richmond on 19 April 2013
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