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Tweets of the Week 11 March, 2022

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 Big Conversation 

Would you like to join people in interactive discussions about improvement? Would you like to share fresh insights on how to promote the improvement of health and care? Sign up to The Big Conversation! Held on Wednesday 11 May and Thursday 12 May, it is free to sign up and take part. Please also do enter a submission for the open conversations and the awards - more information is here.


#SolvingTogether is a platform for people to post their ideas, experiences and good practices that will help the NHS to reduce the current waiting times for elective care. Everyone is welcome to take part! Click here to access the platform and start sharing your ideas; you can also comment and vote on ideas already posted.

You are warmly invited to attend a #SolvingTogether tweet chat led by @HughMcCaughey with panelists @RachelBurnham and @Melinda2050 focusing on #SharingElectiveStuff. The tweet chat will be held on Thursday 17 March between 7pm to 8pm. Everyone is welcome!

The School for Change Agents 

Do you work for the NHS or in social care in England? Did you know you can get a FREE upgrade for School thanks to a partnership we have with FutureLearn? Deadline is 17 April. Find out more information here.

Christina has been doing School; last week she learnt about the concept of power & how to use it effectively as a change agent. If you haven't signed up yet there's still time! Sign up here.

Want to know how to use social media effectively? Here is a brilliant sketchnote by @LeighAKendall on her 10 top tips for social media success, it is used in week 4 of the School for Change Agents! Have you signed up for School yet?.

"Stories are what connect us to others, bring us together. Stories can compel us to take positive action" 💬 Find out how the #S4CA explores how you can use stories to create positive change in this blog by @KathrynPerera & @LeighAKendall.

International Women's Day

Brilliant feedback from an event supported by Horizons' colleague @LeonBrowning16  #IWD2022

On #IWD2022, two authors of the upcoming Global Gender Gap Report say that in order to make workplaces more equal, we need to:

1) remove bias and stigma around flexibility 

2) promote online learning, diversify the teachers & create digital jobs

Click here to read this World Economic Forum article for more on this. 

"Women make up 80% of the (health & care) workforce..but women are not represented in leadership or senior clinical roles in numbers that reflect their contribution". Why we need action today on #IWD2022 and every day. Read Helen and Prerena Issar's blog for more insight.


The team helped facilitate this week's #Caring4NHSPeople session, which was about supporting our NHS people after distressing events. If you'd like to watch a recording of the session and access the slides please click here.


It was wonderful to see that #SocialPrescribingDay was trending at number two on Twitter in the UK. This is such a big part of the future of health and care.


If we want to innovate, improve, transform or scale change, we need to invest in communities. Communities help us create better ideas, think more broadly, be braver & build a ready made group for spread & adoption of innovations & improvements. Read more.  

An evidence-based approach to motivating people during organisational change:

  1. Support people's need to feel a sense of choice, effectiveness and belonging 
  2. Connect through values and interests 
  3. Set learning goals before performance goals 

Read this useful blog, 'How do you motivate people during organizational change?' from Wendy Hirsch.

If we want more positive change in a complex world, we need less conventional thinking and more system thinking. Here's a very nice summary of some of the principles of system thinking and related ideas from @ken_in_dxb. Click here to read the summary.

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is how well we identify and manage our own emotions and react to the emotions of others. It's a critical leadership capability for leading teams and enabling change. Click here to read 50 ways we can build our own EI.

Should you say "yes" or "no" right now? Can you say "yes" to something, fully embrace it and let it transform/energise you? Or say "no" to create space for new possibilities? Both "yes" and "no" are key to a meaningful career and life; wisdom is knowing which to use when. By @newhappy.

Team update

Helen took part in the global improvement science day at #qmicro and watched some superb presentations.

Who says that social media influence isn’t mainstream? The first thing you see when you walk into ⁦@qulturum in Jonkoping, Sweden is an illuminated perspex tower of social media addresses. They’ve even left a space for another social media platform at the bottom. TikTok maybe?


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