Congratulations to all our #FabAwards16 award winners and nominees

See all the winners on the Awards page here, or check out some of the pictures from the event. 

Latest News from the Academy of Fabulous Stuff

#BrainTumourWarrior – reflections on FabChangeDay

12 December 2016|0 Comments

Angie spent FabChangeDay with the GeordieLegends - you can read her introduction to her day and why she was there   Angie's second blog covers the activities and rationale for FabChangeDay and also the [...]

Sheffield Health & Social Care – Quality Improvement Team

20 November 2016|0 Comments

As chief executive I am a committed to enabling a culture of continuous quality improvement throughout the organisation and to support the Quality Improvement Team in their work. Kevan Taylor, Chief Executive SHSC SHSC Quality [...]

Nominate an NHS Digital Pioneer!

13 November 2016|0 Comments

Do you know an NHS colleague who deserves recognition for how they have led digital transformation, or innovated within their organisation, for the benefit of colleagues and patients? Why not nominate them for an NHS [...]

Health Tech and You Awards

13 November 2016|0 Comments

Are you using health technology that is making a significant difference to your patients? Nominate it for a Health Tech and You Award! The Professional’s Choice Award is one of the Health Tech and You [...]

Latest fab stuff

#TheBlonde gets up close and personal with a Vanguard medical director

20 January 2017|0 Comments

Dr Des Breen Medical Director Working Together Partnership Vanguard What does being a vanguard mean to you?   Working Together was already an established collaboration before we became a vanguard. We wanted to become a [...]

Further help to look after yourself and your family #Vanguard

20 January 2017|0 Comments

Better Care Together has released a further two films to help parents care for their children at home. Dr Lauren Dixon, GP at Bridgegate Medical Centre in Barrow-in-Furness, has helped create two films for children [...]

Connected Care Partnership (Modality) Vanguard – Women’s Health Services in the Community

20 January 2017|0 Comments

For #FabVanguardWeek we have made a video of our community Women's Health Services lead GP. This service has been got up and running in 6 months and is now being accessed by 100's of patients [...]

Deconditioning Syndrome Awareness Campaign – Dr Amit Arora

20 January 2017|0 Comments

Time to move: Get up, Get Dressed, Keep on moving. Older people, whether in hospitals, care homes or at their own homes, who do not get enough opportunity to mobilize, can have an increased risk [...]

FabVanguardWeek Quiz – pit your wits against #TheBlonde

20 January 2017|0 Comments

  I can't believe its friday ...... Nearly the end of our second #FabVanguardWeek extravaganza So many amazing shares and great service collaborations. If you missed any  you can find the all work  here conveniently in [...]

Bay Health and Care Partners celebrate success at North West Leadership Academy #Vanguard

19 January 2017|0 Comments

Bay Health and Care Partners – the 11 organisations delivering Better Care Together in Morecambe Bay – celebrated two winners at the NHS North West Leadership Academy Awards last week. The awards ceremony recognises those [...]

A Fantastic year for a service which helps people get care closer to home #Vanguard

19 January 2017|0 Comments

A service to give GPs advice from hospital specialists across the Morecambe Bay area has resulted in more than 1500 people being cared for closer to home over the past year. The service ‘Advice and [...]

Dandy – yup its Pet Therapy the Vanguard way

19 January 2017|0 Comments

Dandy The Therapy Dog is playing a very important role in supporting the wellbeing of patients with multiple health conditions and reduce their admissions to hospital. Patients under the Fylde Coast extensive care service have [...]

New care models just makes sense!

19 January 2017|0 Comments

  Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group “What Matters to Us” vanguard is one of the 9 Integrated and Primary Acute Systems across the country.  Harrogate aims to transform the way care is provided [...]

Fylde and Wyre Emergency Falls Vehicle

19 January 2017|0 Comments

The Fylde and Wyre falls car operates as a collaborative between the North West Ambulance Service and Fylde and Wyre CCG. Manned by a Paramedic and Nurse/Physiotherapist/OT from the local Rapid Response Team. The pilot [...]

Tackling childhood obesity the Vanguard way

19 January 2017|0 Comments

One in three children in Year 6 (10-11 years old) are classed as overweight or obese.   That’s a grave, shocking statistic for any parent, teacher or health professional in England to swallow as it [...]

#TheBlonde gets to meet the director of the National Orthopaedic Alliance (NOA) vanguard

19 January 2017|0 Comments

Rachel Yates – Director, National Orthopaedic Alliance (NOA) vanguard What does being a vanguard mean to you? We are really excited about being part of NHS England’s New Care Models vanguards programme as it gives [...]

The Blonde and the Care Home Manager – the person behind my favourite Red Bags

19 January 2017|0 Comments

Sutton Homes of Care is one of six vanguards on the national new care models programme who aim to improve the health, wellbeing and lives of residents living in care homes.  In this blog Sarah [...]

Improving Me Vanguard

19 January 2017|0 Comments

Widnes Vikings held a special sports and social event for fathers who access NeoMates, a peer support group for parents whose babies have been cared for in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Star players from the [...]

Improving Me Vanguard – 1 year on

19 January 2017|0 Comments

Improving Me is a pioneering Vanguard partnership between 27 NHS organisations across Cheshire and Merseyside. Together, they are aiming to transform neonatal, maternity, gynaecology and children's services. To mark Fab Vanguard Week, they have launched [...]

Vanguards addressing the challenges – who you gonna call ?

18 January 2017|0 Comments

Professor Don Berwick, the renowned international authority on healthcare quality and improvement management, was appointed in October 2015 by The King’s Fund and NHS England to support vanguards in developing and implementing new models of [...]

International recognition for Better Care Together #Vanguard

18 January 2017|0 Comments

International health commentator Professor Don Berwick, President and CEO at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, was welcomed to the UK this week to hear how Better Care Together initiatives are helping to improve healthcare across [...]

Pioneering Vanguard Partnership Enables First Patient seen at brand new Physiologist Valve Clinic

18 January 2017|0 Comments

Today Derek Patterson, age 87 from Park Road, Gravesend was the first patient to be seen locally at Darent Valley Hospital in the brand new Physiologist Valve Clinic. The Trust is only one of a [...]

UCLH Cancer Collaborative- working with GP’s to diagnose cancer faster

18 January 2017|0 Comments   Dr Afsana Bhuiya talks about the UCLH Cancer Collaborative's work with GPs to diagnose cancer faster and help those living with and beyond cancer.

FREE training in End of Life Care

18 January 2017|0 Comments

Our Vanguard is funding End of Life training to care home staff. The two-day workshops are being delivered by nurses from Garden House Hospice in Letchworth. The training focuses on increasing the confidence of care [...]

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