The Horizons team features many influential Twitter users. This curates a wealth of insights, knowledge, and information about transformation in health and care from other thought leaders across the world. (Tip: to read an article or watch a video mentioned in a tweet, click on the blue text. To view the original tweet, click on the image).
The team was proud to help the NHS England and Improvement's Improvement Directorate's virtual away day this week. The away day was run completely online so colleagues could take part from wherever they were. There were a range of breakout sessions with colleagues from across the directorate sharing their work; participants had the opportunity to interact during the sessions.
Chris shared how the away day shows how the directorate is growing and exciting things are being built to support colleagues across the NHS.
You're welcome to join the next #ProjectA virtual improvement session on Wednesday 4th March at 10:00am on the very important subject of Suicide Prevention. The session will be presented by Craig Hayden from North West Ambulance. Please contact Lynsey for joining details.
On Thursday some of the #PerceptionsOfMidwifery Ambassadors came together in Birmingham to shape their March 30 Day Challenge: to visit a school and inspire young people to consider midwifery as a first choice career option. To find out more about what happened during the day follow Bev's thread.
Chief Midwifery Officer Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent poses with Midwifery Ambassador Samira, and a 'Midwife of the Future' mini uniform.
There are still places left for the Community Services and Ageing Well Improvement Community Event on the 10th March at the Kia Oval, London. Secure your place by registering now.
Change and Improvement
What makes a good strategy? Here's a framework from the perspective of a system, rather than just an organisation.
"Culture change" projects can absorb much time, energy and resources without delivering the desired or hoped for outcomes. This research paper offers dos and don'ts of trying to change culture.
How to create the perfect agenda: rather than a laundry list, frame agendas as a set of questions to answer. The most compelling questions first and the involvement of all staff.
Senior leaders don't always invest sufficient time/energy in sharing vision and direction with mid-level leaders. Here are some ideas on how good leaders share their vision and inspire action.
Research with hundreds of leaders worldwide uncovered seven core tensions between "traditional" and "emerging" leadership: it is important that leaders learn to work with both.
What the team has been up to
Helen also ran a workshop with Göran Henriks on patients and professionals as transformers in a digi-physical health and care world.
Helen listened to Kiku Pukk Härenstam, a dynamic paediatrician and clinical leader from Stockholm speak about what we can learn from simulation and gaming to support safety in healthcare.