It's not always bad to be a copycat

It’s Sunday evening, and I’m in charge of bed time – if not in control.  ‘I’m emptying the boat!’ says my 4-year old, using her milk cup to hurl as much water as she can from the bath to the floor....

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Crying in A&E

Earlier this month came a report from the BBC of a porter at Northern Ireland's biggest accident and emergency department, who said he was ‘fed up watching our nurses cry’ following problems in the...

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The importance of empathy

‘We talk about the federal deficit, but we don’t talk enough about the empathy deficit’ said Barack Obama when he was running for President eight years ago. He was lamenting the decline in compassi...

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Nudging towards NHS innovation

Let’s start with a conundrum. Nine out of ten people in England would be happy to donate their organs after they die. And awareness of the way to do this – joining the organ donor register – ...

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