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We’re counting down the days to Wednesday 19th October, 2016.

Latest News from the Academy of Fabulous Stuff

Central Manchester Foundation Trust plan to make an impact with Fab Change Day 2016

22 September 2016|0 Comments

On October 19th 2016, the Central Manchester Foundation Trust (CMFT) staff and clinicians from every speciality across 6 hospitals will come together to make a personal commitment to change in the NHS. CMFT have scaled [...]

Change: What’s the point?

30 August 2016|0 Comments

NHS Change Day started in 2013 and on October 19th Change Day is changing and becoming #FabChangeDay! http://fabnhsstuff.net/fabchangeday/ Perpetuating the idea that change, not matter how small, can be achieved by every person within an [...]

July Award winners

06 August 2016|0 Comments

Congratulations to the July Award winners - voted for by their peers ....... Winners as follows:- 5127 Award  – Virtual Outpatient Appointments https://t.co/SdlkPxmSjX TNT Award– Twiddle Muffs https://t.co/4g2G4pYcoD Hartly Larkin Award – New Telehealth Link [...]

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FabChangeDay 2016 – 100 day countdown

11 July 2016|0 Comments

Today is a special day. Perhaps it’s your birthday, anniversary, a day of remembrance? These are personal, intimate and special. Today is a day for us all. Enjoy with anticipation. A frisson of excitement. If [...]

Latest fab stuff

A FILM TO SHOWCASE VIRTUAL ‘OUT OF HOURS’ APPOINTMENTS IN MILLOM

25 September 2016Categories: digital inclusion, Digital technology, Fabulous Stuff, Organization development, Out of Hours Services, The HMS Victory Award, Working Smarter

As part of Better Care Together, Cumbria Health on Call (CHOC) has created a short film introducing the new virtual out of hours GP appointments that can be offered by a state of the art [...]

NIA innovation Sapientia™ delivers diagnostic reports to NHS Genomic Medicine Centres

25 September 2016Categories: #NHSaccelerate, Fabulous Stuff, Innovation, The 5127 Award

Congenica has announced the successful delivery of diagnostic reports to the NHS Genomic Medicine Centres, thanks to its analytics and interpretation software platform, Sapientia™ - one of 17 innovations which formed part of the 2015/16 [...]

Three villages Tea Party

22 September 2016Categories: Active communities, Care of the elderly services, FabSocialCareStuff, Integrating health and social care, Social Care, The 4 Candles Award, The Rosa Parks Award

3 Villages Tea Party ‘The Tea Party is all about Health & Wellbeing’ Wollaston, Stourbridge - Patients of the 3 Villages Medical Practice involved in a Patient Participation Group decided to host a simple tea [...]

Principia Sharing success and innovation

22 September 2016Categories: Fabulous Stuff, Vanguard

Following huge interest at Expo places are filling up fast for the Principia MCP Vanguard showcase event. If you are a clinician, service improvement manager or programme lead with a passion for service redesign and [...]

Recovery College in-reach

21 September 2016Categories: Fabulous Stuff

The Wakefield and 5 Towns Recovery College is part of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The Wakefield and 5 Towns Recovery College have been exploring the recovery college model within a mental health [...]

Swallowing tablets – top tips and techniques to help children to conquer swallowing tablets

21 September 2016Categories: Co-production, CYP Nursing, FabCYPStuff, Fabulous Stuff, Listening to service users, Multidisciplinary Team Working, Pharmacy initiatives, The 4 Candles Award, The 5127 Award, The Rosa Parks Award, The TNT Award

In paediatric pharmacy a wide range of medications are used, the majority of which are only available as tablets. This means that nurses and parents often have to crush tablets which don’t taste very nice [...]

Better Outcomes for People With Learning Disabilities – Transforming Care

20 September 2016Categories: Co-production, digital inclusion, Digital technology, Fabulous Stuff, Generating new knowledge to improve care and treatment, Learning Disabilities, Listening to service users, Multidisciplinary Team Working, The 5127 Award, The Rosa Parks Award, Visible leadership, Working Smarter

The following describes the outcomes of a project that could underpin the transforming care agenda for people with learning disabilities. Using communication technology it can empower families to take a more central role in coordinating [...]

Think SEPSIS: Save Lives

20 September 2016Categories: education, Fabulous Stuff, Multidisciplinary Team Working, Nursing, Staff/role initiatives, The HMS Victory Award, The Rosa Parks Award, Visible leadership, Working Smarter

Amanda Harvey and Rebecca Mclaughlin, Practice Educators at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, led a Listening into Action scheme to reduce patient harm by delivery of the Sepsis Six interventions. Why? Because [...]

ECIP / ECIST Rapid Improvement Guides

20 September 2016Categories: ECIST Network

We have developed a series of practical rapid improvement guides for health and social care staff to use to improve urgent and emergency care. Our first set of guides cover (you can find them here) [...]

Innovative ways of engaging with BME communities

19 September 2016Categories: Fabulous Stuff, mental capacity, Mental Health Services, Patient Empowerment, Psychological Flexibility, The Rosa Parks Award

Group based therapies are being rapidly rolled out in response to the IAPT’s initiative whose aim is to increase the number of people being treated using evidence based approaches within Primary Care. Within an existing [...]

The value of volunteering in a Recovery College- sharing success stories

19 September 2016Categories: Fabulous Stuff, mental capacity, Mental Health Services, Patient Empowerment, The Rosa Parks Award, Valueing Service Feedback, Visible leadership

The Wakefield and 5 Towns Recovery College is part of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The courses are coproduced and co-delivered by people with professional experience and lived expertise. The college have worked [...]

T1resources.uk – connecting people affected by type 1 diabetes

18 September 2016Categories: Co-production, Diabetes, Fabulous Stuff, Patient Empowerment, The Rosa Parks Award

www.T1resources.uk is a one-stop shop providing rated, reviewed and reliable resources for people affected by type 1 diabetes. Research shows that people with diabetes benefit from ‘peer support’, (where people with the same condition are [...]

NHSCC report shows how CCGs are tackling the challenges of early intervention in mental health

18 September 2016Categories: Commissioning/Procurement, Fabulous Stuff, Mental Health Services, Psychological Flexibility, The Rosa Parks Award, Valueing Service Feedback, Visible leadership

NHS Clinical Commissioners, the membership organisation for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), has launched a new publication which showcases projects that promote early intervention in mental health and draws out tips from the commissioners and practitioners [...]

UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network Awards

15 September 2016Categories: Fabulous Stuff

Great practice in Parkinson’s care is already happening. The UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network wants to celebrate it and make it standard for everyone. Spread the word and help make it happen: • Enter your service [...]

Nursing students give up their time and help make a real difference in a Cambodia

15 September 2016Categories: Compassionate Care, Fabulous Stuff, The TNT Award, Valuing your staff, Visible leadership

A team of nursing students from Teesside University have just returned from Cambodia, where they worked last month in a rural hospital for the poor and a number of children’s orphanages. The students: Eve Wilson [...]

New ‘generic role templates’ support redesign of Learning Disability workforce

14 September 2016Categories: Fabulous Stuff, Learning Disabilities, Staff/role initiatives, Visible leadership

The Health Education England learning disabilities team has been working on a set of ‘generic role templates’ to support commissioners and providers develop new roles in community intensive support services. Health Education England (HEE) has [...]

Always Events – co-designing improvements together

14 September 2016Categories: Co-production, Emergency care, Fabulous Stuff, Service pathway improvements, The 5127 Award, The Penguin Teamship Award, Valueing Service Feedback, Valuing your staff, Visible leadership

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust are proud to be part of the national Always Event (AE) pilot which was funded as part of the Compassion in Practice Strategy by NHS England working in partnership with [...]

slow closing bins help our patients to have a better nights sleep: Responding to patient Feedback

13 September 2016Categories: Compassionate Care, Fabulous Stuff, Listening to service users, The TNT Award, Valueing Service Feedback

Problem On our feedback surveys several patients mentioned that the bins we had in the bay were noisy when staff closed them during the night and therefore disturbed their sleep Solution We researched bins and [...]

How a dementia pathway could be- Jack and Jenny’s story

13 September 2016Categories: Dementia Care, Fabulous Stuff, The Rosa Parks Award, The TNT Award, Together we can

We’d like to bring to your attention a new animation that was commissioned by Doncaster CCG on behalf of Yorkshire and the Humber Clinical Network for dementia and developed by Inkwell Arts Media and Leeds [...]

MADE in Wirral

13 September 2016Categories: ECIST Network, Emergency care, Preventing delayed discharge

When Wirral University Teaching Hospitals director of operations (@ChrisOliverNHS) asked his SAFER team how they could support patient flow over the summer bank holiday. They dug deep into the ECIP (Emergency Care Improvement Programme) tool kit identifying a [...]

Helping young people with mental health problems to get the most out of their inpatient experience

12 September 2016Categories: CYP Nursing, FabCYPStuff, Fabulous Stuff, Mental Health Services, Psychological Flexibility, The 4 Candles Award

Helping young people with mental health problems to get the most out of their inpatient experience is the focus of a new website launched by “Star Wards”  http://www.camheleon.org/ CAMHeleon provides online resources for Child and [...]

Proactive Exercise group supports older adults to stay independant

12 September 2016Categories: Active communities, Care of the elderly services, Fabulous Stuff, Falls Prevention, Staff/role initiatives, The Rosa Parks Award

We would like to share an initiative run by our trust Lincolnshire Community Health Services within our hospital John Coupland in Gainsborough. It is a proactive exercise group which is supporting patients to prevent isolation [...]

Occupational Therapy pathways

11 September 2016Categories: clinical guidelines, Fabulous Stuff, Staff/role initiatives, The TNT Award

Occupational Therapists (OT) in Lincolnshire have been working hard on a number of electronic evidence based pathways. The pathways are an easy reference guide to expected practice and links to information and tools required for [...]

Pocket Midwife

11 September 2016Categories: Fabulous Stuff, Maternity, Midwifery, Preventing delayed discharge, The HMS Victory Award, Working Smarter

The Pocket Midwife App, highlighted earlier this year in the National Maternity Review and developed by Midwives at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has proven to be a huge success with over 12,000 downloads to [...]

A personal reflection on digital collaboration tools

08 September 2016Categories: digital inclusion, Digital technology, Fabulous Stuff, The TNT Award, Together we can

Last year I was exposed to a hugely positive experience of using digital collaboration tools for the first time within my work in the NHS. This made me realise that the tools I have routinely [...]

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