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Blogs

Our blogs offer insight into the professional and personal lives of our Bevan Exemplars and Bevan Advocates. Our bloggers showcase a range of experience across health and social care. 

Bevan Advocates

Barbara Chidgey is Executive Chair of the Leading Wales Awards, a professional doctorate student at Cardiff Metropolitan University and a former secondary school head teacher.

Her recent blog posts have explored how to live well with solitude, illustrating ways of navigating the Covid-19 situation. 

Read her blog here (opens new website)

Follow Barbara on Twitter - @LeadinginWales


Nia Campbell is a content designer and writer, passionate about communication. Her blog covers pertinent topics including communicating with care and empathy during times of crisis.

You can see her blog entries here (opens new website)'

Follow Nia on Twitter - @NiaRCampbell

Bevan Exemplars

Dr Rowena Christmas is a GP at The Wye Valley Practice in Trellech. She is an RCGP Council Representative & Safeguarding lead for the college in Wales, as well as being a Bevan Exemplar for Safeguarding work. In this blog, Rowena shares her account of the Covid-19 situation as it develops, from a professional and personal perspective.

Read Rowena's blog here.

Follow Rowena on Twitter - @ChristmasRowena


Dr Tom Downs is Foundation Year 1 Doctor working on general surgery in Ysbyty Gwynedd in North Wales.  Tom is a Bevan Exemplar, leading and coordinating the Ysbyty Gwynedd Green Group to promote environmental sustainability in healthcare.

Read Tom's blog here.

Follow Tom on Twitter - @DrTomDowns


Dr Marie Lewis is the Associate Director for Research and Professional Development at Wallsall Healthcare NHS Trust.

Marie's blog talks about introducing a 'wobble room' to support staff wellbeing during Covid-19 - read her piece here.

Follow Marie on Twitter - @marielewis1975


Dr Mark Taubert is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Velindre Cancer Hospital. 

Mark's blog is about delivering bad news over the phone or using video calling.

Read his piece here.

Follow Mark on Twitter - @DrMarkTaubert

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