As the Swedish proverb goes, ‘Lagom är bäst’ (The right amount is best). Lagom sums up the Swedish psyche and is the reason why Sweden is one of the happiest countries in the world with a healthy work-life balance and high standards of living.
Lagom is a way of living that promotes harmony. It celebrates fairness, moderation and being satisfied with what you’ve got. It’s not about having too little or too much but about fully inviting contentment into our lives.
Sweden-based Lola A. Åkerström is an award-winning writer and photographer who offers us a unique vantage point when it comes to adopting elements of a lagom lifestyle.
Full of insights and beautiful photographs, this authentic guide will help you make small, simple changes to your every day life – whether that’s your diet, lifestyle, money, work or your home – so you can have a happier, more balanced way of living.
Donna Kinnair, Director of Nursing, Policy and Practice
Dame Professor Donna Kinnair, joined the RCN as head of Nursing in 2015, providing leadership to the Nursing departments. Donna was then promoted and joined the RCN Executive Team to Director of Nursing, Policy and Practice in 2016, where her key role is to work with UK-wide RCN staff to drive and implement the future RCN professional nursing, policy and practice strategy.
Prior to joining the RCN Donna held various roles, including Clinical Director of Emergency Medicine at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust; Executive Director of Nursing, Southeast London Cluster Board; Director of Commissioning, London Borough of Southwark & Southwark PCT. She was the Strategic Commissioner for Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Authority’s Children’s Services.
Donna advised the PM’s Commission on the future of Nursing and Midwifery in 2010 and served as nurse/child health assessor to the Victoria Climbié Inquiry.
Stacy Johnson is an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham in the School of Health Sciences. After training as a nurse and completing a BSc in Health Studies at the University of Manchester, she read for a Masters degree in Economic and Quantitative Methods in Healthcare at City, University of London.
In addition to being Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences, Stacy is the Deputy Warden of Hugh Stewart Hall.
Stacy is in demand as an advisor and speaker on healthcare and Higher Education equality, diversity and inclusion. Since 2012, Stacy has been advising England’s Chief Nurse on matters affecting black and minority ethnic (BME) patients and staff as a member of the Chief Nursing Officer’s BME Advisory Group. She also lectures and researchers in the areas of healthcare leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Stacy has developed an exemplary reputation for capacity and capability building in the international Higher Education sector. She leads the School of Health Sciences’ strategy on and is a visiting lecturer at the Henan University of Science and Technology in China. She has been involved in advising on curriculum reform, faculty development and leadership development in nurse education in the UK, South Africa, China, the Middle East, India and the Caribbean. She has been an external examiner at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad, Witswatersrand University, South Africa, London Southbank University, England and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Evaluating Interventions, Services and Policy in Health and Social Care (DTC Advanced Training Module)
Innovation, Leadership and Communication (2nd year BSc.)
Leadership, Innovation and Communication, 4th year MNursSci
Leadership in Health and Social Care
Health Economics and Health Policy Analysis
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
BSc, MNursSci, MAN, MARM, MSc QPSI, MSc ACP
Deputy Warden, Hugh Stewart Hall, University of Nottingham
Chair: Univerity of Nottingham, Race Equality Steering Group
Henan Institue of Science and Technology, People’s Republic of China
External Examiner: University of Edinburgh
External Examiner: Witswatersrand Univerity, Johannesburg, South Africa
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