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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.

Fab Change Week 2017

Latest News from the Academy of Fabulous Stuff

Jon Ashworth on children’s healthcare service

25 July 2017|0 Comments

Jon Ashworth, Labour's Shadow Health Secretary, recently mad a hard hitting speech on child health. In it he reveals some startling facts and figures and promises to make it a campaigning point in the [...]

FabAmbassador Newsletter – 2nd edition

17 July 2017|0 Comments

Its hot off the press ........   The 2nd edition of the FabAmbassador Newsletter  You can download the full newsletter here

Sir Peter Carr Award winners announced

11 July 2017|0 Comments

A Consultant Ophthalmologist and an NHS manager have won a £30,000 award to invest in their professional development, to support a quality improvement project in the first year of a new award scheme rewarding clinical [...]

May Award Winners

02 July 2017|0 Comments

5127 Award Winner Better with you campaign   TNT Award Winner Rehabilitation Dogs   HMS Victory Award Winner Fixers UK   Rosa Parks Award Winner Widnes Vikings Tackles NHS pressures   4 candles Award Winner Aphasia Cafe   Penguin Award [...]

Latest fab stuff

The Cervix Visual Assessment Guide

25 July 2017|0 Comments

Alison Roberts, Specialist Nurse Colposcopist at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has developed the Cervix Visual Assessment Guide which is designed to assist primary care health professionals with the assessment and evaluation of the [...]

Clinic Utilisation and Central Intelligence

25 July 2017|0 Comments

British Citizen Award for stroke patient

25 July 2017|0 Comments

Ray Canning from Workington has received a prestigious British Citizen Award for his volunteering with the Speech after Stroke scheme. Ray suffered a stroke at age 46. He was forced to give up his job [...]

#BrainTumourWarrior and Tom Daley launch new appeal on behalf of the Brain Tumour Charity

25 July 2017|0 Comments

In a film originally shown on BBC One on the 23rd July, Tom Daley and #BrainTumourWarrior feature in  an appeal on behalf of The Brain Tumour Charity, which supports people living with a brain tumour [...]

Standardised procedure trollies save time and stress – a QI project

23 July 2017|0 Comments

Introduction: Basic procedures such as phlebotomy and cannulation are commonly performed in children admitted to hospital by junior doctors. In our tertiary teaching hospital, children are admitted to one of seven wards after initially been [...]

#TheBlonde discovers the importance of pink socks and music

23 July 2017|0 Comments

Isn't twitter great?  Until a couple of weeks ago I hadn't heard of the pink sock tribe. I saw the hashtag #pinksocks on twitter and made contact with @MuziekGelk who is none other than [...]

Stockport Together Vanguard Celebrates Six Months of Crisis Response Service

20 July 2017|0 Comments

Stockport's Crisis Response, which is very much the flagship service of the Stockport Together Vanguard, recently celebrated its six month milestone. The Crisis Response service was the first service to ‘go live’ within the Stockport [...]

Haematology Discharge Project

20 July 2017|0 Comments

Case studies: Focus on improving patient flow

20 July 2017|0 Comments

This series of case studies explains how selected providers are delivering effectively against good practice priorities. These stories accompany our Good practice guide: Focus on improving patient flow and explain how providers have sought to [...]

NHS ‘rivals’ get a kick out of fundraising – for patients

20 July 2017|0 Comments

NHS staff from two Leicestershire Trusts will go from healing hands to fighting feet when they tackle each other in a fundraising soccer tournament on Saturday (22 July). Twelve ‘rival’ teams from Leicestershire Partnership NHS [...]

NUH memory menu

19 July 2017|0 Comments

Patients and the public are being given the chance to put forward their favourite local meals and those from their childhood to be part of a new initiative - NUH memory menu. We hope by [...]

Evolution of LEADit – Dr Jalaj Tamber

19 July 2017|0 Comments

LEADit: education platform sharing experiences and learning to benefit patients NHS and abroad Evolution noun ee-vuh-loo-shun any process of formation or growth; development LEADit was borne out of a dire need for the Emergency Department [...]

“Spotting the Signs of Sepsis” safety netting film

18 July 2017|0 Comments

The Health Innovation Network (HIN), in partnership with NHS England and the ASK SNIFF Safety Netting Collaborative, have produced the “Spotting the Signs of Sepsis” film. The clinical content is based on the Public Health [...]

Good practice guide: Focus on improving patient flow

18 July 2017|0 Comments

  Introduction The good practice is not new. It was recommended in Bruce Keogh’s Safer, Faster, Better: Transforming urgent and emergency care services in England.1 It features guidance from the Royal Colleges, the National Institute [...]

#HelloMyNameIs …

18 July 2017|0 Comments

“Hello my name is …” Every time we say those simple words whether it is to a colleague, a patient, a family member, I am sure that many of us will think of Dr Kate [...]

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