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#100DaysofChange – Stories from Change Day 2015

#Hellomynameis

02 February 2015Dr Kate GrangerCategories: 100 Days of Change

Over 100 NHS organisations are today joining the Big Bang launch of #Hellomynameis. The ‘Hello my name is…’ campaign was created by Dr Kate Granger, an Acting Consultant in Medicine for Older People from Wakefield, who herself has terminal cancer. During a hospital stay last summer, Kate noticed that many staff looking after her did not introduce themselves before delivering care. So she decided to do something about it.

Baby Buddy

01 February 2015Helen DalyCategories: 100 Days of Change

The Baby Buddy phone app is a public health intervention developed by child health charity Best Beginnings, who work to help families access the information they need to give their children the best start in life. Baby Buddy is a free app for all mothers but it has been specifically designed to engage and support young mums.

Making a thunderclap for clean hands

31 January 2015Samantha MarshCategories: 100 Days of Change

Hi. My name is Samantha Marsh and I am an Infection Prevention and Control Nurse at Grantham and District Hospital. Whilst in post for infection prevention at ULHT, I observed that hand hygiene was a big issue when it came to preventing infections and cross infections. Our staff are aware of the hand hygiene policy but were, undoubtedly, suffering from message fatigue. We needed to express ourselves differently and find ways to create a buzz about hand washing. This got me thinking!

Becoming a change activist

30 January 2015Kate Pound and Jodi BrownCategories: 100 Days of Change

Over 1,500 people are making a change by joining this year’s School for Health and Care Radicals. These change activists are going to learn how to rock the boat, but stay in it. We spoke to some of this year’s pupils via a Twitter chat to ask them why they have joined the school and what they hope to get from their studies.

Helping people living with dementia have a voice

29 January 2015Gill Philips and Ken HowardCategories: 100 Days of Change

Gill Philips and Ken Howard launched a campaign to help people living with dementia have a voice. Together, Gill and Ken have been sharing the message of treating people with dementia as human beings with real lives and aspirations, and that people can live well with dementia and speak out in their own right.

Around the World in 80 (or more!) Days

28 January 2015Raman JohalCategories: 100 Days of Change

Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group are challenging staff to walk collectively to London, Paris and even Dubai, as part of their ‘Around the World’ campaign to encourage walking. Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group are offering every one of their staff a free pedometer, so that they can all keep count of how many steps they’re taking and to encourage them to become more active. They hope that collectively they can walk around the globe.

#becausewecare

27 January 2015Barts Health NHS TrustCategories: 100 Days of Change

Barts Health NHS Trust pledged that ‘when our staff speak, we are going to do our very best to listen and we will respond to the benefit of colleagues, our community and, most of all, to enhance care for our patients.' Here they explain how they are doing this.

Change Day Australia

26 January 2015Mary FreerCategories: 100 Days of Change

Change Day Australia is taking place on Wednesday 11 March. Change Day Australia often get asked if all these pledges actually make a difference, so they have made a short video where they went back and asked four people who made a pledge to share what happened.

Listening to patients

24 January 2015Adele BonsallCategories: 100 Days of Change

Adele Bonsall is Matron for the geriatric and stroke service at Kings Mill Hospital, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She shares how they have listened to patients, carers and relatives to put them at the heart of service development.

Making a Difference is 6Csy

23 January 2015Maria Davison and Joan Pons LaplanaCategories: 100 Days of Change

Nurses and other frontline NHS staff in the East Midlands have organised a day-long conference to help ensure they meet the 6Cs values of compassion in care. Event organisers Maria Davison and Joan Pons Laplana explain why integrating the 6Cs into practice is so important.

Hello. My name is Dr Jonathan.

22 January 2015Dr Jonathan GriffithsCategories: 100 Days of Change

Jonathan Griffiths Is a GP at Swanlow Practice in Winsford, Cheshire, and Chair of NHS Vale Royal CCG. He is a big fan of NHS Change Day and has made pledges and carried out actions for the last two Change Days. Today he tell us about his 2014 pledge to introduce himself to him patients using his first name: “Hello, my name is Dr Jonathan.”

Working as a receptionist

21 January 2015Dr Jonathan GriffithsCategories: 100 Days of Change

Jonathan Griffiths Is a GP at Swanlow Practice in Winsford, Cheshire, and Chair of NHS Vale Royal CCG. He is a big fan of NHS Change Day and has made pledges and carried out actions for the last two Change Days. Today he tell us about his 2014 pledge to spend time working on the reception of his surgery”

Working in a wheelchair

20 January 2015Dr Jonathan GriffithsCategories: 100 Days of Change

Jonathan Griffiths is a GP at Swanlow Practice in Winsford, Cheshire, and Chair of NHS Vale Royal CCG. He is a big fan of NHS Change Day and has made pledges and carried out actions for the last two Change Days. Over the next three days, Jonathan will be sharing his stories of change. Today he tell us about his 2013 pledge to spend a day in a wheelchair, and how it has affected his practice.

A smile a day…

19 January 2015Jennifer ClemoCategories: 100 Days of Change

According to the newspapers, today is Blue Monday – the most depressing day of the year. So, to brighten up your day, NHS Change Day is sharing a smile with you, and we are asking you to pass it on and share a smile today. Smiling is evolutionary contagious, so through our smiles, we can promote smiles in others.

Florence Simple Telehealth

18 January 2015Carol TurnerCategories: 100 Days of Change

Carol Turner was the Project Lead on the implementation of the innovative NHS system, Florence Simple Telehealth, to identify ‘white coat hypertension’ (high blood pressure caused by anxiety or nervousness in a clinic environment only) in Patient’s pre-operatively.

Fresh Hair, wigs and wellbeing

17 January 2015Gaynor MuirCategories: 100 Days of Change

Fresh Hair offers a bespoke, one-to-one wig fitting service for those that have lost their hair due to treatment or illness of any cause. Patients are also offered advice on skin care and make-up, and a range of beauty and holistic therapies are also available. Over 700 patients a year from North Staffordshire and beyond are benefitting from the services offered by Fresh Hair.

Understanding the patient experience in the ICU

16 January 2015Dr. Susan ShawCategories: 100 Days of Change

When Dr. Susan Shaw learned about NHS Change Day in 2013, she was inspired. She wanted to bring the concept to her home province of Saskatchewan, Canada – and she did just that. Dr Shaw seized Change Day as an opportunity to better understand the patient experience. Her pledge was to spend some time in an intensive care unit (ICU) bed, paying close attention to what it might feel like to be a patient there.

Integrated Breastfeeding Service

15 January 2015Emma SasaruCategories: 100 Days of Change

We are a small team made up of breastfeeding peer support workers, an infant feeding specialist midwife, health visitor, peer support co-ordinator and baby friendly implementation officer. We wanted to change the culture surrounding infant feeding so that every mom, baby and family has the support and informed choice about feeding their baby.

Donating platelets

14 January 2015Sara MillsCategories: 100 Days of Change

For NHS Change Day last year, Sara Mills pledged to donate platelets. She has now donated 25 times, and here she shares why donating platelets is so important, she tells us about the process for donating platelets and the benefits of being a platelet donor.

Sharing Hugo’s legacy

13 January 2015Leigh KendallCategories: 100 Days of Change

To make sure her precious boy Hugo lives on through her work and her writing, Leigh Kendall pledged last year to raise awareness of HELLP syndrome. #HugosLegacy

Staying Safe

12 January 2015Lauren BishopCategories: 100 Days of Change

To reduce the numbers of people with mental health problems who become victims of crime, and to improve the support available to those who do, Dorset Police, Dorset HealthCare and the Dorset Mental Health Forum have set up the Staying Safe course. Staying Safe aims to support people to identify ways in which they can protect themselves from crime and to develop personal safety plans.

Seeing the person, not the task

11 January 2015David ForemanCategories: 100 Days of Change

David Foreman is Senior Lecturer in Nursing and Healthcare Practice at the University of Derby. He shares why he got involved in NHS Change Day, why he is encouraging his students to take charge of their Change Day actions and how a very small change can mean the world to patients.

Communication cards

10 January 2015Emma PownallCategories: 100 Days of Change

I felt that it was important for the patient to have a point of contact whilst awaiting surgery. With this in mind I developed a communication card that incorporated the patient's named nurse in the pre-operative assessment unit and included the hellomynameis logo, to be given to each patient attending the unit.

Challenge Top Down Change

09 January 2015Kate Pound and Jodi BrownCategories: 100 Days of Change

Challenge Top Down Change is an experimental crowdsourcing project that aims to develop models, methods and skills for a new era. Challenge Top Down Change is looking to capture the wisdom of the crowd to enable us to improve how we make change.

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