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Positive Points: COVID Vaccination

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As I am still doing the locum job in the NHS; see blog from 30th Oct 2020; (https://www.positivepositioning.co.uk/blog/positive-points-locum-work) I received an email saying I was eligible to book a vaccination appointment at the new mass vaccination centre in Leeds at Elland Road. I jumped at the chance and immediately followed the link to the booking website. The process was simple, just complete the online form including personal details NHS number and book a time slot. 08:55 weds 27th Jan was my chosen time and I drove to Elland Road. I had to remember my staff ID, have the email confirmation ready to show people and of course wear my face mask. There were many signs for the parking and many marshals in day glow orange smiling and directing people to…
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Happy Christmas

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Happy Christmas to all Wishing you a healthy 2021 Looking forward to doing business with you next year From all at Positive Positioning
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Positive Points: Design and Technology

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I have been watching a programme on BBC2 Inventing the Impossible: the big life fix https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09g5hwf The BBC bill it as “The UK’s leading inventors create ingenious new solutions to everyday problems and build life-changing solutions for people in desperate need” All the people featured have a strong desire to achieve something but have a barrier to overcome. Here are a few examples: Ian has Cerebral Palsy and wants to sail his own boat Pollyanna is a lower limb amputee and wants to be a ballerina Graham has a spinal cord injury and wants to snowboard again Through inventive technology and engineering, The Big Life Fix team design and develop prototype inventions to create solutions. Once a created, the team refine the prototype into a workable result for the individual.…
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Positive Points: Locum Work

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2020 has been a difficult year for many people, me included. I lost a close relative during lockdown (not COVID related) and, like many others, had no work from March to August. Also like many others, I was able to claim furlough, but this had its limitations. When the time came to restart work, I expected things would get back to some kind of normal. Instead, I only had enough work to cover one day a week, which was far from ideal. Apart from being frustrating, the lack of income was also a big problem. Thankfully, as an experienced neuro physiotherapist, there were options available to me. I found that locum jobs frequently became available and I found a job with the Leeds Community Neuro Rehab Team (CNRT) in the…
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Positive Points: Socially Distanced Training

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Positive Points: Socially Distanced Training Earlier in the month I attended a two-day First Aid at Work (FAW) requalification training course. This qualification must be updated every three years and was originally scheduled to be held in June. As with a lot of events this year, it was postponed and had to be conducted with social distancing measures in place. I couldn’t help but wonder how this COVID compliant training was going to work. However, it was clear that the training providers, Underwood Training, had put a lot of thought into how the  qualification could be achieved without the usual interactions between trainees. These measures started even before the training itself did. Prior to attending the training we had completed a COVID questionnaire declaring ourselves symptom free and agreeing not to attend if we developed symptoms.…
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