Stem the flow of plastic

Another blood donor session, another pint and another tale to tell. This is my fortieth, pint that is rather than story. I usually get excited about the changes that the NHS Blood and Transplant Service introduce. There seems to be something different every time I go, yet this time this was not the case. After … Continue reading Stem the flow of plastic

Bayeux tapestry

What we do at work is more complicated than we think. This is mostly because we don’t think about it. The only time we contemplate the tasks ahead of us is when we start a new job, or when we come to review what we do. Both of these can be quite daunting. My involvement … Continue reading Bayeux tapestry

Location, location, location

How do you know if your region is doing well or not? How do you know if a particular sector is successful? These are the questions I was trying to answer when I fell into the wonderful world of economic data. I was looking at the digital sector in a part of the North East. … Continue reading Location, location, location

Continuous blood

‘We are sorry’ said the text ‘but your session is running late.’ Great I thought as I was already parked up and walking into Morpeth Rugby Club to give blood. ‘Please allow 30 minutes extra for your donation today. Could you please still arrive at your appointment time’ the text continued helpfully. This was the … Continue reading Continuous blood

Less blood

Every so often I give blood.  It makes me feel like I am playing my part.  I have blogged about it several times as each time I go there is always some change.  They are undertaking a gradual redesign of the their process flow.  It is all Virginia Mason and the Toyota Production Model.  There … Continue reading Less blood