Hello and welcome to the Academy of Fabulous Stuff

Thanks to a lot of hard work, enthusiasm and effort, last year your support made FabChange-Day probably the most successful we’ve seen.

More pledges, more ideas and following the #Doathon-Day, more ideas into action, shared across the NHS.  You have told us you want to make it even better by turning it into a week of change, focussing on the real changes that are in place, building on the #Doathon outcomes that can be replicated across the NHS.

With your help, we want to act on your comments and suggestions to take FabChange Day to a new level. Read more about what’s coming up here.

Latest News from the Academy of Fabulous Stuff

Do you want to learn more about the effects of diabetes?

19 June 2017|0 Comments

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust is opening the doors of its Diabetes Centre at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary to the public, staff, partners and third sector organisations from Monday 12 June – [...]

The evolution of a social change movement – from ChangeDay to ChangeWeek by Helen Bevan and Roy Lilley

18 May 2017|0 Comments

The evolution of a social change movement – from ChangeDay to ChangeWeek Thanks to a lot of hard work, enthusiasm and effort, last year your support made  FabChange-Day probably the most successful we’ve seen.   [...]

The NHS wasn’t held to ransom… if you exclude Microsoft.

15 May 2017|0 Comments

Maureen struggled back from Sainsbury's.  Friday; she did the weekly shop, put it in the back of the car, ready for home at the end of the day.   She collapsed at her desk.  There [...]

Roy Lilley and the FabAmbassador journey

02 May 2017|0 Comments

About a year ago today some new kids came onto the bloc… our Academy Ambassadors. Volunteers who all share the same vision; finding out what good looks like and sharing it.  As the Academy has [...]

Latest fab stuff

UHMBT student nurse wins prestigious award

22 June 2017|0 Comments

Zoe Butler, a student nurse at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust  (UHMBT), has been awarded The Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award by the Royal College of Nursing. Zoe, Kendal born and bred, [...]

Careers and Engagement Hub up for two prestigious awards

21 June 2017|0 Comments

A big round of applause goes to the Bay Health & Care Partners (BH&CP) – Careers & Engagement Hub which has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards at Health Education England’s 2017 National Widening Participation [...]

UHMBT awarded £80k to further improve the safety of services

20 June 2017|0 Comments

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) have been awarded £80,000 following the government’s plans to make England one of the safest places in the world to have a baby. In November 2015 [...]

Trust wins prestigious award

20 June 2017|0 Comments

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) has won the Improving Value Through Innovative Financial Management or Procurement award at last week’s Health Service Journal (HSJ) awards 2017. The Trust developed a programme [...]

Dermatology team scoops top accolade

19 June 2017|0 Comments

The Dermatology Outpatients team at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) was awarded Team of the Year 2017 at last night’s British Dermatology Nursing Group’s (BDNG) annual conference in Belfast. Denise Hines, [...]

Trust welcomes Chief Nurse Anne Cooper

18 June 2017|0 Comments

Anne Cooper, The Chief Nurse from NHS Digital, was a recent visitor to Morecambe Bay to see some of the work being delivered as part of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust’s (UHMBT) [...]

Trust launches biggest wave of Listening into Action

18 June 2017|0 Comments

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) has launched 19 Wave 8 schemes under the Listening into Action(LiA) approach. LiA was launched in September 2014 to put the power back into the hands [...]

Ready, Steady, 150 days to Go until #FabChangeWeek

16 June 2017|0 Comments

Did you take part in #FabChangeDay last year? Did you enjoy the fun and excitement on 19th October when thousands of people from over 150 NHS organisations along with many others across health and social [...]

Memory Support Worker Team in new film

15 June 2017|0 Comments

The Trust's Memory Support Worker Team has helped create a film to showcase their work. The team, which was set up in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society in 2015, works with people in Leeds who [...]

International Code for Planning, Commissioning and Providing Technology Enabled Care Services

14 June 2017|0 Comments

CECOPS has developed a first-ever International outcomes-based Code of Practice for Planning, Commissioning and Providing Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS). This is very timely given the current digital health and care agenda. The end-to-end Code [...]

Children’s Hospital Passport

14 June 2017|1 Comment

Although widely used within the Adult sector, a hospital passport this is relatively new to paediatrics. The Hospital Passport is a communication, information sharing tool, the aim of which is to enable the voice of [...]

What do you want to be when you grow up?

14 June 2017|0 Comments

Hope Citadel Healthcare is a community interest company that tries to deliver excellent primary care in areas that need it most. Having grown from 4 GP practices to 9 within 6 months (help!) we are [...]

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals dementia conference- Walking in our patients’ shoes

13 June 2017|0 Comments

Being given a hospital gown to wear and a name-band is not the usual expectation when attending a conference, but this is exactly what happened at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust last week. Attendees [...]

Youth Health Leaders in Blackpool Schools

13 June 2017|0 Comments

The ‘Youth Health Leaders’ Programme in Blackpool was started as a means to encourage local youngsters to take ownership of the health and welfare of themselves and their community. By doing so, this has inspired [...]

Our Healthcare Assistant has created a dementia patient wristband that will be nationally trialled

12 June 2017|0 Comments

Allyson Rigby, one of our Emergency Department Senior Healthcare Assistants at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, has introduced new wristbands to make it clear which patients have dementia. The wristbands, worn by patients living with dementia, now [...]

Strategic Health Asset Planning and Evaluation (SHAPE)

12 June 2017|0 Comments

Have you seen this free tool from Public Health England: SHAPE (strategic health asset planning and evaluation https://shape.phe.org.uk/ . It’s been around for several years and aims to do that mapping of both services, populations and [...]

Photography health walks – taking steps to get creative

11 June 2017|0 Comments

Staff are helping service users to keep fit while getting creative at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Service users at The Becklin Centre in Leeds are invited on weekly photography health walks. During [...]

Service users vote ‘yes’ to general election visit

11 June 2017|0 Comments

Only 14% of people in inpatient beds in mental health services across England are registered to vote, and service users in secure mental health settings can feel left out of important national issues, like general [...]

Sharing positive stories and improving communication – Facebook

08 June 2017|0 Comments

At ULHT we have set up a closed Facebook page for staff. This was set up in September 2015 and has grown significantly with just over 4000 engaging within the group. It was set up [...]

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