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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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Accessibility... (by John Richmond)

Today I am going to write about accessibility. I remember when we were talking about what our core values were back in 2007, that accessibility was a very important core value to me personally. The reason I thought this was because it seemed to me at the time that a lot of problems could be ea...

Read More » Posted in: 5 Ways To Wellbeing, Delphi tribe by Emma Knape on 2 August 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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A student nurse insight into the Delphi Sefton Team

A big thankyou to Kiera for the lovely letter and cake sent to the Delphi Sefton team.....   "To all the fabulous staff at Delphi,   I just wanted to write this letter to inform you of how honoured I feel to have been able to work with the Sefton Delphi team. I am a...

Read More » Posted in: Delphi tribe by Emma Knape on 11 March 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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Merry Christmas... (By John Richmond)

What a year! We must be enjoying ourselves or something… I would just like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a great New Year. For the past few years in our house we sit down and take stock of everything we have done, or that has happened to us, in the preceding 12 months...

Read More » Posted in: Delphi tribe by Emma Knape on 19 December 2014
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Getting Things Done... (By John Richmond)

Wow, what a stressful time getting ready for Blackpool. It reinforces for me the importance of getting everything into your to do list manager. At times when work becomes overwhelming and it is just not possible to think what to do I simply return to my to do list and do the next action. ...

Read More » Posted in: Delphi tribe by Emma Knape on 29 August 2014
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Delphi Day... (By Sefton team member Daniel Duncan)

The Delphi Day began as it meant to go on, as hot and dry as a Karon Brown motivational speech. The Sefton team met at their Bootle base at 0845 sharp. An air of expectation hung in the air, their bacon sandwiches were ordered for 0900. Breakfast was consumed as if the Delphi core value o...

Read More » Posted in: Delphi tribe, Staff by Emma Knape on 4 August 2014
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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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Read More » Posted in: Alcohol, Delphi tribe, Drugs by John Richmond on 24 October 2013
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Sefton Community Service

We are very excited (and a bit frazzled) at Delphi this week as we run up to our launch date for Sefton Treatment and Recovery Service. We are due to go live on the 1st of October and we are really looking forward to getting stuck in. Lifeline are the lead provider and they are subcontracting us f...

Read More » Posted in: Delphi tribe, Staff by John Richmond on 19 September 2013
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Delphi HMIP Inspection Report - Drake Hall

As a Medical Director I am obviously pleased but also extremely proud of the feedback received following the latest HMIP Report for Drake Hall where Delphi Medical is delivering a range of clinical and nursing services including clinical sessions, dispensing, one to one nursing provision and p...

Read More » Posted in: Delphi tribe, Noble Cause, Staff by John Richmond on 6 September 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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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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Join us on Twitter!

Did you know we have a Twitter feed? We tend to generally post quick bits of Delphi information and comments on whatever drug related stories are in the media. If you are a twitter user we'd be delighted to have you amongst our list of followers who include many important figures in the world of...

Read More » Posted in: Delphi tribe, Staff by on 3 March 2013
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The New Delphi Uniform!

The race was on for which team amongst our prison staff would be first to picture themselves in their new very stylish Delphi uniform. We have a winner and the prize goes to HMP Drake Hall (Mel will be in touch very soon). Keep the pictures coming in and we'll try and post the most glamourous on...

Read More » Posted in: Delphi tribe, Staff by on 13 February 2013
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Should we have a Staff Recognition scheme?

Maybe I'm turning into a grumpy old man but when someone first mentioned that Delphi should have a staff recognition scheme my first thought was of the little gold stars McDonalds employees wear. In something of a coincidence however the last week has brought a couple of incidents that make me...

Read More » Posted in: Delphi tribe, Noble Cause, Staff by on 31 January 2013
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