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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

NHS Innovation Accelerator pledges to share learning and experiences via Fab Change Day webinar

10 October 2016Categories: #NHSaccelerate, FabChangeDay, Fabulous Stuff

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) will host a one-off webinar in October as part of a Fab Change Day pledge to share their learnings and experiences as to how to scale innovations across the NHS. [...]

WeCommunities #FabChangeDay Chat – Weds 19th October, 2016 at 8pm

06 October 2016Categories: FabChangeDay, News

Sustaining energy for change Hosted by WeNurses using #FabChangeDay This chat is guest hosted by @FabNHSStuff  [email protected] October 19th is Change Day – a day when healthcare professionals are asked to look around and see [...]

Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust FabChangeDay plans

03 October 2016Alex McCrudden Categories: FabChangeDay

Earlier this year, Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust held a week-long event to raise awareness of their internal cost improvement programme fondly called ‘QEP’ which stands for the Quality, Efficiency & Productivity.  The [...]


26 September 2016Anne CooperCategories: FabChangeDay, News

Each of us has the power to make change happen…. or at least that’s how we look at it. Small acts together can make big changes and if we volunteer to do them they have [...]


23 September 2016Categories: FabChangeDay

It was a personal experience that led us to make a pledge for FabChangeDay - one that has been echoed by hundreds of others, driving us on to make that change. Caring for my mother [...]

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

22 September 2016Categories: FabChangeDay, News

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 [...]

Impact of Change to a Seven-Day Stoma Care Service

24 August 2016Bird, A., Bharathan, B., Banerjea, A., Whitehead, D. and the Nottingham Stoma Care Team.Categories: #SpecialistNursesAddingValue, 7 day services, FabChangeDay, Fabulous Stuff, Just Do It - Why Nott?, Nursing

Background NHS England (2013)1 identified the need for a seven day NHS generating headline grabbing statistics that caused a stir (fig. 1). Not a lifesaving service so why do seven days? The NHS Group, Department of [...]

Parkinson’s Excellence trainers hit their century of staff trained!!

07 August 2016Categories: education, FabAmbassador, FabChangeDay, Fabulous Stuff, Multidisciplinary Team Working, The TNT Award, Together we can, Training

Lincolnshire Community Health Services (LCHS) is committed to ensuring its staff are informed and knowledgeable in the area of long term conditions. Six months ago the trust commissioned a Parkinson's Excellence trainer course for several [...]

Last years pledge for NHS change day to create 100 more dementia friends smashed!!

04 August 2016Categories: Dementia Care, FabAmbassador, FabChangeDay, Fabulous Stuff, The TNT Award

My name is Donna Phillips I am a Clinical Nurse Educator/Clinical Nurse Lead for Lincolnshire Community Health Services (LCHS) working on Scotter Ward at John Coupland Hospital in Gainsborough. I am a Dementia Friend Champion [...]

Falls ‘Grab Bag’

31 July 2016Categories: FabChangeDay, Fabulous Stuff, Falls Prevention, The TNT Award, Visible leadership

The Lead Nurse for Falls at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is about to launch a visually compelling 'Falls Grab Bag' across wards, inspired by the 'Sepsis Grab Bag' that has been so succesful [...]


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