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In defence of frugal innovation in public sector space #pddigital16

This is the full text of a talk given by Mark Brown at People Drive Digital in Leeds on 28th of November 2016 in support of the motion: This house believes frugal innovation has the potential to create better solutions … Continue reading

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New research beginning into safety in mental health inpatient spaces

Mark Brown explores a newly launched research project exploring safety in mental health inpatient settings Mental health inpatient wards are supposed to be safe places.  They’re where we find ourselves when we are at our most vulnerable. The question of … Continue reading

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Mental Health and Brexit: there is no new normal

Mark Brown (@markoneinfour) tries to collect together some of the questions and worries for mental health as a sector and for those that experience mental health difficulties posed by June 23rd’s EU referendum vote. On 24th of June 2016, a … Continue reading

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Provocation for innovation 3: Frugal innovation – making good stuff happen with eff-all cash

On 14th of April 2016, Mark Brown (@markoneinfour) ran a mental health minihack at Marmalade, the fringe of the Skoll World Forum in Oxford.  In preparation he prepared three provocations to put to attendees for areas where it would be … Continue reading

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Provocation for innovation 2: In mental health communication is flakey

On 14th of April 2016, Mark Brown (@markoneinfour) ran a mental health minihack at Marmalade, the fringe of the Skoll World Forum in Oxford.  In preparation he prepared three provocations to put to attendees for areas where it would be … Continue reading

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Provocation for innovation 1: Payment by Results – outcome measures – getting data – arranging payment

On 14th of April 2016, Mark Brown (@markoneinfour) ran a mental health minihack at Marmalade, the fringe of the Skoll World Forum in Oxford.  In preparation he prepared three provocations to put to attendees for areas where it would be … Continue reading

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Just what *is* the role of digital tech in health and social care? #EHWK16

The following is the text of a talk  ”Why Digital Technology Might be our Best Ally Rather than our Worst Enemy” given at London’s Olympia by Mark Brown as part of UK e-health week 2016. Today I’ve been given the … Continue reading

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Just what is the point of health professionals in social media? #wgt16

The following is the text of a talk given by Mark Brown at We Get Together 2016 at Salford University on 29th February 2016 I want to share a speech that I first made at NHS Expo in 2014 about … Continue reading

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Reflections on a shadow minister for mental health

Mark Brown reflects upon what the advent of a (Shadow) Minister for Mental Health means for mental health debate in England. On Sunday 7th of February 2016 I was lucky enough to be present at Changing Minds, a weekend long … Continue reading

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Personal budgets and mental health: Scotland isn’t England

Personal budgets for people with mental health difficulties to use to find ways of meeting their own self defined needs are more often debated than seen in the wild. Mark Brown reflects on Scottish experiences of making personal, or self … Continue reading

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