London Dignity Champions Stories

Added on 09/08/2008
Updated on 06/06/2011

You can read here some stories from London Dignity Champions about what they are doing in their roles as Dignity Champions.

The London region "resources and best practice" also includes information from Dignity Champions about what they are doing to promote dignity in their organisations along with resources they think may be useful for other Dignity Champions to use.

  • The Dignity in Care Partnership Group: Dignity Policy Statement
    The Dignity in Care Partnership Group comprises the London Borough of Greenwich, NHS Greenwich and Greenwich Community Health Services, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. They believe that being treated...
  • City and Hackney Older People's Dignity Code
    This code has been developed by the City and Hackney older people's reference group following wide consultation and is representative of the views of older people across the boroughs. The code sets...
  • University College London Hospitals Dignity Summer Newsletter
    University College London Hopsitals have produced their summer dignity newsletter aimed at raising the profile of the importance of ensuring Dignity in Care for all patients. Find out how they are making...
  • Dignity Challenge Poem
    Vicki Lines, Senior Staff Nurse submitted this poem to the Nursing Times The 'Dignity Challenge' is highlighted in this verse, To enable you, on cardiac Wards, to become a better nurse. Sign up...
  • Chris Took, Catering Manager
    Congratulations to Chris Took and his team who are the winners of the 2009 Peoples Award for Dignity in Care! Chris Took knows about the importance of good food. The chef has transformed meal times...
  • Marlborough Family Education Centre
    Marlborough Family Education Centre in London has found a novel use for heart rate monitors, normally used in sports training, for child and family therapy to help children at risk of exclusion from...
  • 6000th Champion
    Maggie Candy is our 6000th champion. Read here the initiatives she is implementing in her Care Home
  • London Hospital praises ward for dignity and compassion
    Five wards at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust were awarded 'beacon status' this week for delivering compassion and dignity in care.
  • Dignity in Care & the London Marathon
    Vinesh Kumar completes the London Marathon promoting Dignity in Care! Vinesh says.....I have been an active dignity champion for London for couple of years and have promoted Dignity in Care initiative...
  • University College London Hospitals
    Understanding what is meant by 'dignity' and the importance of dignity in care was one of the key messages at the launch of the dignity champion role at University College London Hospitals at the end...
  • Gary Etheridge, Chief Nurse, Director of Patients Services, West Hertfordshire NHS Trust
    West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust has an 'Examples of Excellence in Practice' template, which they use to capture any useful areas of good practice within the Trust around Dignity in Care. In doing...
  • John Powell, Chief Community Care Officer, Redbridge Council
    The Redbridge Safeguarding Adults Partnership has proactively and successfully achieved full engagement of all partners involved in Safeguarding Adults. Whether from Social Care, Health, Voluntary Sector,...
  • Dignity Champion Presentation - Eileen Sills CBE
    Eileen Sills CBE is Chief Nurse/Director of Clinical Services at Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. Eileen's presentation is on implementing the dignity challenge within the Trust.
  • Dignity Champion Presentation - Dr Lesley Baillie
    Dr Lesley Baillie from London South Bank University gave a presentation on promoting patients' dignity in an acute hospital setting at the October 07 Champion's meeting.
  • Champions' Work On Dignity- Andrew Gallini
    Andrew Gallini is Lead Nurse, Medicine, at St Mary's NHS Trust. Since joining as a Dignity Champion, Andrew has produced several useful and interesting documents on incorporating the Dignity Challenge....
  • Dignity Champion Presentation - Paula Harvey
    This presentation on developing a dignity toolkit was given at a London Dignity Champion's meeting by Paula Harvey of King's College Hospital Foundation Trust.
  • Dignity Champion Presentation - John Powell
    John Powell is Chief Community Care Officer in the London Borough of Redbridge. This presentation is on the incorporation of point 4 of The Dignity Challenge (Enable people to maintain the maximum possible...
  • Dignity Champion Presentation - Shu Pao Lim MBE
    Shu Pao Lim MBE is the founder of the Great Wall society, and works with older people within chinese communities in London. Here is a presentation on Shu Pau's background and contributions to the local...
  • Dignity Champion Presentation - Tom Loader
    Tom Loader gave a presentation summarising the key legislation relating to dignity at the May London Champion's meeting.