Rankings and Musings

Quick post today as I have a few things on the go.

So, Wikio sent me their top 20 UK Health Blogs and again, I’ve made the list. Thanks to everyone for your support and do check out the other sites there – there are some real gems and it’s a pleasure to be among such fine company.


1 PsyBlog – Psychology Blog
2 Sarah Boseley’s global health blog
3 A boy with Asperger’s
4 Dr Grumble
5 Maternity Matters
6 Bad Medicine
7 Where Are My Knees?
8 Confessions of a Serial Insomniac
9 Fighting Monsters
10 Purple Noise
11 frontierpsychiatrist.co.uk
12 National Death Service
13 The Voyage
14 Aspergers, family life and me
15 Bah! to cancer
16 PlanetOutreach-ASD
17 the DeafBlog
18 Carers blog
19 Lake Cocytus
20 DPAC

Ranking made by Wikio

I also was interested in this post from Community Care about crafting in care homes.  I wish there were more personalised activities (or any activities beyond the ‘singalong’ and ‘bingo’ ). It does raise important issues about the sense of self and differing interests and pursuits that one has when one might need residential care and why we make assumptions that what is enjoyable for one person would be enjoyable for the next, just because they are the same age.

With the move towards self-directed support in care provided at home, I wonder when residential services will also pick up.

On a related issue, I caught this link yesterday on Twitter about a care home which has installed touch-screen computers. For me, it’s an obvious step to take but its’ a shame it had to be provided by a grant and not by the provider service themselves – seeing how much they charge for placements!

I wonder how much these private companies are subsidised by these types of grants…

Still, it is good to see some different ideas about ‘activities’ in care homes and a challenge to the assumption that older people just want to sit around and sing ‘Knees Up Mother Brown’.

Wikio Top 20 UK Health Blogs July 2011

Quick post with the top Health-related blogs for July 2011

1
PsyBlog – Psychology Blog

2
A boy with Asperger’s

3
Sarah Boseley’s global health blog

4
Dr Grumble

5
Where Are My Knees?

6
Militant Medical Nurse

7
Confessions of a Serial Insomniac

8
Bad Medicine

9
Fergus’s Medical Files

10
Fighting Monsters

11
Purple Noise

12
Maternity Matters

13
frontierpsychiatrist.co.uk

14
National Death Service

15
Aspergers, family life and me

16
Bah! to cancer

17
the DeafBlog

18
PlanetOutreach-ASD

19
Carers blog

20
Lake Cocytus

Ranking made by Wikio

And as an aside, I haven’t yet read the Dilnot report but I did write this piece for the Guardian Local Government Professional Network  (using a pseudonym of course!)

Wikio Top UK Health Blogs – June

I’ve been given a preview of the rankings for UK Health-related blogs for June 2011 by Wikio. I’m very honoured to be among them. Definitely worth checking out for a wide variety of views. Good to see Mental Health well-represented!

1
PsyBlog – Psychology Blog

2
Dr Grumble

3
Where Are My Knees?

4
Militant Medical Nurse

5
Sarah Boseley’s global health blog

6
Fergus’s Medical Files

7
A boy with Asperger’s

8
Confessions of a Serial Insomniac

9
Fighting Monsters

10
National Death Service

11
Purple Noise

12
If Narky, Feed Profusely

13
Aspergers, family life and me

14
Bad Medicine

15
frontierpsychiatrist.co.uk

16
Bah! to cancer

17
the DeafBlog

18
Lake Cocytus

19
Carers blog

20
…My little corner of the net to talk about…

Ranking made by Wikio

Wikio Top UK Health Blogs for May

I have been given a sneak preview of May’s top Health Blogs in the UK from Wikio. There are some great blogs among them so I’d recommend having a nose around!  Mental Health related blogs are very well represented!

1 PsyBlog – Psychology Blog
2 Mental Nurse
3 Dr Grumble
4 Fergus’s Medical Files
5 Sarah Boseley’s global health blog
6 Confessions of a Serial Insomniac
7 Militant Medical Nurse
8 Fighting Monsters
9 Where Are My Knees?
10 National Death Service
11 If Narky, Feed Profusely
12 Purple Noise
13 The Voyage
14 Bippidee
15 “Not Another Nursing Student Blog…”
16 frontierpsychiatrist.co.uk
17 Aspergers, family life and me
18 the DeafBlog
19 Bah! to cancer
20 A boy with Asperger’s

Ranking made by Wikio