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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.

changedaytwibboninfoShow your support for Fab Change Day with a Twibbon

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

Getting young people involved in creating change

15 February 2015Fiona EllisonCategories: 100 Days of Change, FabChangeDay, FabCYPStuff

More than ever before young people are ready to take an active part in improving their communities. By doing so they can help those around them at the same time as developing skills for life. [...]

National Wheelchair Leadership Alliance

23 March 2015Elaine BaylissCategories: 100 Days of Change, FabChangeDay

A National Wheelchair Leadership Alliance (WLA) has been established to take action to transform the quality and effectiveness of services for people who use wheelchairs.

Think Kidneys

25 July 2016FabChangeDayCategories: 100 Days of Change, FabChangeDay

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is now attracting enormous amounts of discussion due to the fact that it accounts for 25 – 30% of inpatient mortality and costs an estimated one billion pound a year. Patients [...]

FabChangeDay 2016 – 100 day countdown

11 July 2016Categories: FabChangeDay, Fabulous Stuff, News

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 [...]

Fab Change Day Activists School

07 July 2016Categories: FabChangeDay, News

Want to make a positive change in your unit, department or team , but not sure where to start? This year, NHS Change Day is joining forces with The Academy of Fabulous Stuff to create [...]

Get It On Time

20 June 2016Categories: FabChangeDay, Fabulous Stuff

For people who have Parkinson's, getting their medication on time is vital! If they don’t, their ability to manage their symptoms can be lost and there can be serious consequences for them and their families [...]

I’d like to report a poem, please.

25 April 2016Categories: Awards2016, Carer support, Dementia Care, FabChangeDay, Listening to service users, The TNT Award, Together we can

Part of my role as a memory nurse at the Countess of Chester Hospital is to assess and support people living with dementia, either diagnosed or undiagnosed, during their hospital stay. During one particular shift, [...]


13 April 2016Categories: BLONDE, Dementia Care, FabChangeDay

Many of you will know that dementia care is something of a personal topic for me.  My Mum had dementia and died recently after a 7 year dementia journey. I wouldn't have missed this journey [...]

Fab Fact Friday – the evolution of NHS Change Day

08 April 2016Categories: FabChangeDay, Fabulous Fact Friday

NHS 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 [...]


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