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Fab Change Day 2016

FabchangedaylogoNHS Change Day started in 2013 and  was the biggest day of collective action for improvement in the history of the NHS – Fact. A countrywide event in England, NHS Change Day was a grassroots initiative devised and driven by a small group of emerging clinicians and improvement leaders (the hubbies).

Their idea was to create a mass movement of National Health Service (NHS) staff demonstrating the difference they can make by one simple act, proving that large-scale improvement is possible.

Change Day occurred in a context in which the NHS was under great financial, organisational and reputational strain (so no change there then…) This combination of factors create a climate in which NHS staff were under internal pressure and negative external scrutiny. NHS Change Day 2013 connected with that moment, providing an opportunity to transform anger or frustration into constructive action.

The most significant learning from NHS Change Day is that change of this kind is possible; the most significant impact is that tens of thousands of staff have now had the experience of taking part in collective action for change. In 2014 and 2015 Change Day successfully built on these foundations. Now,  in 2016 Change Day is Changing – and that’s a fact…

We are  delighted to announce that FabChangeDay 2016 will be taking place on Wednesday 19 October 2016! 

FabNHSStuff is privileged to be working with and supporting the brilliant team of ‘hubbies” to make FabChangeDay 2016 even bigger and better and reach more people. A time to put ideas into action in a year of supporting  and sharing that action.

fab-change-green-button-subpageChange Day 24 hour Marathon

Fab Change Day 2016 – the 19th October – was a fantastic day. A day that started a year of putting ideas into action. Fuelled on caffeine, encouraged by well wishers and a tide of support on social media (trending No2 on Twitter) our mammoth, Change Day marathon, visiting 12 health and care venues in 24 hrs, is over.

The team set out at 9am from the NAPC conference in Brum on the 19th and in the shadow of some of the most iconic buildings in London, we finished at the Royal London Hospital, part of #BrilliantBartsHealth exactly on time; 8 o’clock in the morning of Thursday 20th October.

To see all the day’s activities – photos, videos and tweets – click here

Campaigns for 2016

There are currently 12 established campaigns running for Fab Change Day 2016. These campaigns have all arisen from the grassroots, created by staff, patients, carers, care workers, members of the public. Many started as pledges in previous years. We also encourage you to create a campaign of your own if that is something you would like to pledge to. All change is good and anyone can come up with great ideas.

For more information on the campaigns running in 2016 please click here.

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We think it is time for Change Day to change gears so we have a new way of collecting your pledges, promises and ideas.

We’re delighted to introduce the Fab Change Day App – an easy to use application that enables you to create a change pledge that you can share on social media and print.

The app has been designed with ease of use in mind. We will ask who you are and a bit about what you do and where you work. This will enable us to keep in contact with you, give you any help you might need and connect you with people who might be working to the same goals. Click here to access the app and make your personal pledge today!


Fab Change Day 2016 will see an exciting range of activities and events happening across the country. Our Fab Change Day maps give you an interactive way to track what’s happening in your area and to see how many people are participating. Click here to view the maps.

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You can now show your support for Fab Change Day by adding a Twibbon to your Twitter or Facebook account. Click here to add it to your profile.

Latest news from Fab Change Day

HELPP campaign to improve communication #FabChangeDay

23 October 2016Categories: FabChangeDay, FabCYPStuff

Here at Addenbrookes Emergency Department we are pledging to communicate with our patients better by using the following nemonic H hello my name is E explain what the next are L length of time expected [...]

RLB Volunteer Programme

23 October 2016Categories: FabChangeDay, Fabulous Stuff, Multidisciplinary Team Working

Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust pledge to offer development to our volunteers by enrolling them on our internal Royal Liverpool & Braodgreen Volunteer programme. As a Trust we believe our volunteers are an [...]

University Hospitals of North Midlands, Surgical Division embracing Change Day

23 October 2016Categories: FabChangeDay, Fabulous Stuff

The surgical division at UHNM is embracing Change day by holding drop -in sessions all morning for the clinical and non-clinical teams to drop-by and to make personal pledges that will positively impact both staff [...]

Intermediate Care Unit opens at Countess of Chester Hospital

18 October 2016Countess of Chester HospitalCategories: ECIST Network, FabChangeDay

A new intermediate Care Unit has opened on ward 34 of the Countess of Chester Hospital that will deliver entirely nurse and therapist-led care. The new service, which launched in July, takes a 24-hour approach [...]

A better life for people and their families living with a terminal illness

18 October 2016Marie Curie NursesCategories: FabChangeDay

Marie Curie Nurses can help you if you’re living with a terminal illness and want to be cared for in your own home. We offer free nursing care to people with all terminal illnesses across [...]

#FabChangeDay HEE Genomics Education Programme pledges to inspire and educate nursing professionals via webinar

18 October 2016Categories: FabChangeDay, Fabulous Stuff, News

HEE’s Genomics Education Programme (GEP) is hosting an educational webinar in October as part of a Fab Change Day pledge to educate and inspire nursing professionals about personalised medicine across the NHS. On Wednesday 19th [...]

#ImprovementWeek at Imperial College Healthcare Trust

18 October 2016Categories: FabChangeDay, Fabulous Stuff, News

The week opened bright and early at 07.15 on 13 October, where we launched improvement week across our sites by talking to patients and staff about how we make our care safer, improve the way [...]

Pledges and hashtags #FabChangeDay – a Change recipe for success

17 October 2016Categories: BLONDE, FabChangeDay, Fabulous Stuff, News

In the last week TheBlonde has been making final preparations for her #FabChangeDay . Part of those preparations entailed revisiting the evaluation of last years Change Day. One of the key recommendations from the Change [...]


15 October 2016Categories: FabChangeDay, Fabulous Stuff, News

As part of the Building a Digital Ready Workforce programme we aim to address the PHC2020 ambition which states that “It is vital that the leaders of all health and care organisations are seen to [...]

A little a day the easy way event -raising awareness of falls prevention and exercise

15 October 2016Categories: FabChangeDay, Fabulous Stuff, Falls Prevention, News

Falls Prevention lead nurse Joanne Lewis Hodgkinson at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust was inspired by a reduction in the inpatient falls rate to look at how partnerships with other individuals and groups across the [...]


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