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A digital evolution of the ChangeDay social movement

October 17th – 19th 2018

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May awards winners……… the results you have been waiting for

18 June 2018|0 Comments

Your votes have been counted .......... a record number of you participated this month and your winners are:   5127 Award Winner Bridging the gap A collaboration between health, third sector, local authority and other [...]

Change Week is Changing Gear!

15 June 2018|0 Comments

Originally inspired by a handful of enthusiasts, Change Day (as it started), became Change Week and at the same time grew an international foot-print. The initial idea was to ask colleagues, actually doing the job, [...]

Is outpatients the last outpost of the unreformed NHS? – asks Roy Lilley

14 June 2018|0 Comments

Is outpatients the last outpost of the unreformed NHS? Every year millions of people visit outpatients.  To be more accurate well over a million people a week!  In total 64 million at a cost [...]

March Award Winners

30 April 2018|0 Comments

  The March TNT Award Winner is :   https://fabnhsstuff.net/2018/03/11/eol-swan-scheme-ring-bags/     The March Rosa Parks Award Winner is : https://fabnhsstuff.net/2018/02/28/bluebell-room-within-emergency-department/     The March 4 candles Award Winner is : https://fabnhsstuff.net/2018/02/05/pjyjamas-making-difference-eolc/     The March [...]

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Biomedical Science Day 2018

17 July 2018|0 Comments

Biomedical Science Day 2018 is happening on 19 July, and we'd really appreciate your support. Join us in celebrating biomedical science and recognising the hard work and achievements of biomedical science staff. Help us reach [...]

Improving the care for ostomates living with dementia

17 July 2018|0 Comments

My pledge To improve the care management for ostomists living with dementia. In my practice I have observed that Ostomists who are living with dementia can become agitated and distressed when they see their Stoma appliance [...]


16 July 2018|0 Comments

We have redesigned our life story book to make it more cost effective whilst continuing to provide an engaging, individual product that prompts and promotes the engagement of the author and their families. Myography contains [...]

Fixers UK

16 July 2018|0 Comments

Fixers is the charity that helps young people aged 16-25 across the UK to help themselves and others by using mass broadcasting, publishing and other creative resources. With help from a team of experts in [...]

What I want my workforce to know: a perspective from people who have an Intellectual disability

15 July 2018|1 Comment

At Health Education England working across Kent, Surrey and Sussex (HEE KSS) we want to create a sustainable and secure workforce supply, for people that have Intellectual Disabilities (ID), who require support from and/ or [...]


15 July 2018|0 Comments

Staff from the Acute Surgical Unit (ASU) at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary have made significant improvements to patient flow and care through the surgical department. More than 2,481 patients from July 2017- March 2018 were [...]

Renal education with an international reach from Lancashire

12 July 2018|0 Comments

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has held two international courses to improve education and awareness of kidney conditions and procedures. Dr Aimun Ahmed and the renal team at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals have led two [...]

First robotic recruit into international clinical trial

12 July 2018|0 Comments

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recruited the first robotic patient into an international clinical trial. The trial aims to improve the outcomes of patients having minimally invasive surgery for rectal cancer. When undergoing [...]

The return of the Camerados teepee to Blackpool Victoria Hospital: how a simple tent can help to create a ‘human hospital’

11 July 2018|0 Comments

When social movement Camerados put a teepee in Blackpool Hospital in 2017, staff, patients and visitors – several thousand people in total – began to make connections and look out for each other more than [...]

Award winning Older People’s Mental Health Services on your doorstep!

11 July 2018|0 Comments

NAViGO’s Older People’s Mental Health services have scooped not one but two prestigious national awards, recognised once again for their ground-breaking work and commitment to service user care. Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission [...]

Innovative organisational development team and the ‘rising stars’ initiative

10 July 2018|0 Comments

The Leadership and Organisational Development team at Lancashire support members of staff who are identified as “rising stars” to shine through talent management systems. The project has involved creation and embedding of a talent management [...]

Wakefield GP confederation improves the value of primary care

10 July 2018|0 Comments

Wakefield GP Confederation in collaboration with Conexus have been working to  improve the value of primary care services using care navigation training and consultancy with a focusa on  ‘Workforce Efficiency’ extended GP hours in development. [...]

Improving emergency care for those with acute biliary disease

09 July 2018|0 Comments

A team at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been named as a finalist in a national awards ceremony for improvements to emergency care. The upper gastrointestinal (upper GI) team at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS [...]

Medefer’s ‘Virtual Hospital’ model of care helps CCGs significantly reduce outpatient referrals

09 July 2018|0 Comments

Using an innovative ‘Virtual Hospital’ model of planned care, three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in London have significantly reduced avoidable gastroenterology hospital outpatient appointments. Over 100 GP practices across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge [...]

CCG’s tech-enabled initiative for care home patients delivers powerful results

08 July 2018|0 Comments

A large-scale project led by senior nurses to improve the health of care home residents in Calderdale, Yorkshire has reduced emergency admissions by 33 per cent with the help of technology-enabled care. NHS Calderdale Clinical [...]

Housekeeping and Portering Teams Critical to Patient Flow Planning in Canada

08 July 2018|0 Comments

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, a 200+ bed community hospital located in Ontario Canada has found a new key in their Patient Flow Planning – updating their interaction with the Housekeeping and Portering teams. Sarah Padfield, Chief [...]

UHMBT staff come together to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS

08 July 2018|0 Comments

Staff, governors and patients got into the birthday spirit yesterday at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) to celebrate one of the nation’s much loved institutions. Midwives on ward 17 at the [...]

Celebrating NHS70 at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

06 July 2018|0 Comments

Staff across Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been celebrating the 70th birthday of the NHS through various events and activities. The NHS turned 70  on the 5th July 2018, and was the perfect [...]

Grads4Nottm Work Placement with the Occupational Therapy Department at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham

05 July 2018|0 Comments

Myself (Anusha Panchal) and Zakir Hossain are two students at The Nottingham Trent University who were given an opportunity by our employability team to undertake a two week placement with the HCOP/Occupational Therapy team at [...]

Happy #NHS70 today ……….

05 July 2018|0 Comments

This is a special time for everyone in the NHS and for the nation. Our premier public service, the NHS, is 70 years old. All the talk is of its achievements and its sustainability. Achievements; [...]

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