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Plans for 2018

2017 was a year of change for me. Leaving PHE in the summer was a big step but it has given me the time and energy to pursue some other avenues and improve my overall wellbeing. More of that later.

This year I have plans to continue working with the PHE Screening QA Service. I thoroughly enjoy being out in the field visiting hospitals and working with such a wide range of amazing professionals. The best bit is witnessing those “light bulb” moments when peer to peer conversations provide a safe space for NHS providers to reflect on what they do well and what they could improve.

https://goo.gl/x6LYDW


Voluntary work has been something I’ve missed in the hectic last few years so I am pleased to be able to work with a small, international charity, Sparkle Malawi. Sparkle provides vulnerable children in Malawi, with sustainable education provision and health support. I am looking forward to using my public health skill set to help the trustees measure real improvements in relevant outcomes for local people.

http://sparklemalawi.org/


I will be working on my own projects this year including an exciting opportunity to work with a community healthcare social enterprise to pilot an innovative model of workplace wellbeing support.


And lastly, back to personal wellbeing. I have become a qualified yoga instructor. This has had a huge impact on my mental and physical wellbeing and I am struggling to combine my deep need for an evidence base before I commit to anything, with the absolutely amazing changes a strong yoga practice has brought! I feel a bit of an evidence review coming on…..watch this space.

To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to [] keep our mind strong and clear.
— Buddha, Sermon at Benares

In summary, I am nice and busy but please do get in touch if my public health skill set suits your needs.

Jan Yates