About We Love Life


When ‘I’ is replaced with ‘We’ even illness is replaced with wellness

The aim of We Love Life is to explore and share how we can improve well-being through the combined potential of community building and technology.

See blog posts below!

Examples of recent or current work:

Presentation and blog on Patient-Driven Digital Prescription for TSA international conference on Connected Care, Homes and Communities.

Work with Mhabitat and YHAHSN to develop #YHDigitalCitizen Network and with NIHR PPE to develop use of social media and digital tools in research.

Interviewed for Bob Wachter Review on using technology for improving healthcare.

Working in partnership with MHabitat to explore how digital resources are currently and could be used to support people with type 2 diabetes to self-manage.

Participant in #TalkT1 Developing New Models of Care

Article for NHS Confederation Voices Blog ‘Digital Health: So Near Yet So Far’

Design and development of award winning digital health design concept called We Love Life Diabetes

Working in a consortium with Ernst and Young and the Experience Led Commissioning Programme on a national policy research programme commissioned by NHS England to investigate how people/patients/carers can play a leading role in improving patient experience. This included facilitating #PL4EC tweetchat which involved over 600 people, 3000 tweets and 5m impressions. Click here for the final publication. 

Working with Tinder Foundation building relationships with CCG’s and GP’s to improve digital participation.

Presentation and panel member at the Kings Fund and National Voices People in Control Event 

Work with Move More Sheffield to develop an asset based community development approach to transforming the culture of physical activity in the city. Blog post here.

AmplifyMe Sheffield:  a co-production project with Sheffield Cubed to explore the potential of social media to share the insights of community health champions with Healthwatch.

Tweetchat #21stPCC with the NHS Alliance PPI Network to co-produce a policy response to the RCGP on 21st Century Patient Centred Care with over 230 participants, 1375 tweets and 2 million impressions.

Contribution to Better Care Fund Guide: How to…work together across health, care and beyond

Supporting Devices for Dignity with their patient led #MyDignityMeans campaign and event

Contribution to #CommuniGPty Practice-ing Community Centred Approaches network 

Examples of Publications:

21st Century Patient-Centred Care: A digital citizenship contribution

Blogging as a digital therapy. HSJ.

Cracking the Code: Critical success factors for digital health start-ups seeking to engage the NHS. MBA Dissertation, University of Sheffield.

It’s never been easier to change the world: digital citizenship HSJ 

Can digital help unleash our digital potential. mhealth habitat

What others have said:

Marsh, S. 2014. Taking on chronic illness: Five Top People to Follow on Twitter. The Gaurdian. 

Rowe, J. 2014. Access to new and different data is changing the meaning of healthcare. Future Care, HIMSS media

One of 50 foremost Patient Leaders in the Country, HSJ and NHSE

Contact: roz@welovelife.org.uk


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