Category: Health

Building a new children’s hospital – from world class to world first

Building a new children’s hospital – from world class to world first

20/06/2012 | By

Stakeholder Design is proud to announce that the partners it was supporting in the £237 million bid to rebuild Alder Hey Children’s Hospital have been formally chosen for the work. Stakeholder Design created and facilitated stakeholder engagement sessions with children and parents, stretching and enhancing their aspirations for future healthcare and championing their views within the […]

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The best designers in Ireland

The best designers in Ireland

20/06/2012 | By

Inside a run-down convent in Cork, a community of nuns, Travellers, recent immigrants, ex-offenders, recovering addicts, old and young came together to visualise and prototype a whole raft of future social services. This is what the Irish Examiner made of their story. Nuns have put their faith in a business process used by Nike and […]

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How much does pain cost?

How much does pain cost?

15/06/2012 | By

The depressive effect of chronic pain is so great that eradicating it would lift the country out of recession. Following the Societal Impact of Pain conference in Copenhagen, the Huffington Post asked me to write a column explaining how we could use chronic pain as a catalyst to recover from recession and improve quality of […]

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Back pain in young adults

Back pain in young adults

01/06/2012 | By

Half of all adults aged 18-35 now experience back pain. The cost to society is around £12.3 billion a year. As Acting CEO of BackCare I fronted new research for the ‘Can You Feel My Pain?‘ campaign linking it to the ‘sit still’ culture in our schools and offices. This is what the Daily Telegraph […]

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The Societal Impact of Pain – how much does pain cost?

The Societal Impact of Pain – how much does pain cost?

28/05/2012 | By

Here are some facts about the impact that chronic pain has on individuals, families and society as a whole. I’ll be speaking about this at the 2012 Societal Impact of Pain conference in Copenhagen, which runs from 29-31 May – the full programme is available here. Incapacity benefit already costs the UK economy £6.7 billion […]

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The Northern Ireland Pain Summit

The Northern Ireland Pain Summit

11/05/2012 | By

In advance of the first Northern Ireland Pain Summit on Tuesday 15 May 2012, this very interesting radio interview establishes that one in five of the population are living in constant pain. As Chair of Pain UK, I am really looking forward to attending the event and welcoming the Pain Alliance of Northern Ireland as […]

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Posture, children and heavy schoolbags

Posture, children and heavy schoolbags

24/04/2012 | By

Did you know that children carry around 20% of their bodyweight to and from school? Or that children are exempted from Health and Safety Executive covering the design of the furniture that they use? As a result, we are presently seeing an enormous increase in the number of young people reporting neck and back problems. […]

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Is your child’s heavy schoolbag harming their health?

Is your child’s heavy schoolbag harming their health?

24/04/2012 | By

As it’s revealed many youngsters haul half their body weight… Is your child’s school bag harming their spine? By Louise Atkinson PUBLISHED: 02:59, 15 May 2012 | UPDATED: 10:09, 15 May 2012 1st 4lb: Rachel Purvis, ten, is carrying 28 per cent of her body weight with all her school bags For most parents, it’s […]

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Are you sitting comfortably?

Are you sitting comfortably?

08/04/2012 | By | Add a Comment

As Chair of the charity Pain UK, and as a former trustee and (interim) CEO of the national charity BackCare, I have spent many years campaiging to improve children’s physical wellbeing at school. I wrote this article for Century 21 Schools shortly after setting up Stakeholder Design. At the time of writing I was on a […]

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ALIP 3

ALIP 3

05/04/2012 | By | Add a Comment

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