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Meditation.... (By John Richmond)

A lot of blogs seem to start with - it's been a busy week. So I think I'll start with that as well. But, what I want to talk about is what we could be doing to help us deal with busy weeks/days/hours/minutes. Some of you may know that I have been practicing meditation for about 18 months now ...

Read More » Posted in: 5 Ways To Wellbeing, Noble Cause, Staff by Emma Knape on 14 July 2014
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Health Watch Report on Blackpool Health Mela

The recent report on the 1st Fylde Coast Health Mela held in Blackpool on Saturday 5th October can be read by clicking here.   A very worthy and successful event I think we all agree!    ...

Read More » Posted in: Noble Cause, Staff by John Richmond on 21 March 2014
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Light illuminates Shadow Defines

We're very proud to have launched our new calendar for 2014 entitled 'Light Illuminates Shadow Defines' which was produced collaboratively between Bad Kamra, a not-for-profit video production company and our digital marketing agency here in Lancaster, Fat Media. We wanted to produce something tha...

Read More » Posted in: Alcohol, Drugs, Noble Cause by John Richmond on 9 January 2014
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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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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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I wish him every success

It was great to read about Mark Gilman in the Guardian recently, pointing out the great resource the fellowship has to offer and his aim for the country's addiction treatment services to tap into what he and many others regard as an underused resource. The notion of using community based fell...

Read More » Posted in: Alcohol, Drugs, Noble Cause by John Richmond on 19 August 2013
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Public Health England's routes to recovery mapping manual is a must read

I couldn't let its release pass, by not commending Public Health England's recently published mapping manual titled 'Routes to Recovery via the Community'. It's an excellent document bringing it all together: the treatment system and what it offers in terms of routes from addiction to recove...

Read More » Posted in: Noble Cause by John Richmond on 18 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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Early findings suggest that sociability is linked to successful treatment

As drug and alcohol service providers, we are keenly interested in looking at the potential links between feelings of wellbeing and the effectiveness of drug and alcohol treatment. Early findings from our survey into wellbeing provide a number of hypotheses for further testing.   One ...

Read More » Posted in: 5 Ways To Wellbeing, Noble Cause by John Richmond on 18 June 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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