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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.
Latest News from the Academy of Fabulous Stuff
The evolution of a social change movement – from ChangeDay to ChangeWeek by Helen Bevan and Roy Lilley
The evolution of a social change movement – from ChangeDay to ChangeWeek Thanks to a lot of hard work, enthusiasm and effort, last year your support made FabChange-Day probably the most successful we’ve seen. [...]
Maureen struggled back from Sainsbury's. Friday; she did the weekly shop, put it in the back of the car, ready for home at the end of the day. She collapsed at her desk. There [...]
The results of the March award voting are in..... 5127 Award http://fabnhsstuff.net/2017/02/05/new-nuh-ward-strives-to-endpjparalysis/ 4 candles Award http://fabnhsstuff.net/2017/03/21/spa-soothing-patients-anxiety-experience/ TNT Award http://fabnhsstuff.net/2017/03/14/doyourbit-capaign-launch-jpuh-staff-cutting-costs-not-care/ HMS Victory Award http://fabnhsstuff.net/2017/04/04/introduction-blue-zimmer-frames-patients-dementia/ Penguin Award http://fabnhsstuff.net/2017/03/30/nhs-launces-uks-first-app-review-website-stroke-brain-injury-therappy-co-uk/ [...]
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You can access the guide here -https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/pem-guides/id1039923332?mt=11 PEM (Pediatric Emergency Medicine) Guides was spearheaded by Dr. Michael Mojica as a point of care resource in the pediatric emergency departments at Bellevue Hospital Center and NYU [...]
Based on the Bio-Psycho- Social model the Wellbeing Service in Norfolk and Waveney offers a number of social interventions provided by the Local Associate Coordinators (LACs), Peer Support Workers (PSWs) and Ambassadors (volunteers) alongside the [...]
Acute medicine is a challenging and demanding specialty not just in terms of high turnover of patients but also the patient safety. The priority for the on call medical team is to ensure smooth patient [...]
Shortage of staff within the NHS seems to be a national problem; Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHTR) took charge of their own destiny and addressed the problem by developing an innovative educational solution with [...]
Abingdon GP Federation is signposting patients to their new health advice website ‘COACH’ which has been built as part of Oxfordshire's winning bid to the Prime Minister's Challenge Fund. The demand on frontline NHS services [...]
The College of Paramedics will once again deliver a programme of free 30-minute CPD workshops at this year's Emergency Services Show (20-21 September, NEC, Birmingham) The programme includes a reflective account on the London bombings [...]
The Service Improvement team were asked to work with the ENT theatre team at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who mainly work in two theatres out of a total of 50 across the Trust. [...]
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust (PHNT) in collaboration with Luminati Waycon Ltd, have designed and developed a Patient Pump Bridge engineered to improve the comfort and safety of patient transportation. This new innovation is designed to [...]
Background Sheffield Teaching Hospital’s Community Stroke Service team is comprised of Administrators, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Rehabilitation Assistants and Speech & Language Therapists who provide therapy and support to approximately 700 patients per [...]
‘STITCH : Simulation Training and Interprofessional Teambuildng for Critical Care Healthworkers’ – an in-house, in-situ simulation program.
Ongoing staff education and training is key to creating change, ensuring best practice and improving patient care. Within our critical care, we are further challenged by a medical workforce that changes frequently and an influx [...]
As part of the Millom Alliance and Better Care Together, the community group in Millom have launched a new and exciting community project called CHAIN which aims to bring together all of the brilliant volunteers [...]
Ambulatory emergency care services have become the norm in recent years. AEC can have a positive impact on patient flow but to do this a ‘process model’ is needed. This approach means all emergency patients [...]
With the number of older people increasing in our population, the need to ensure that they receive appropriate care in our healthcare system also increases. Our ‘Improving Care for Older People in Acute Care’ workstream [...]
Problem When patients in the Children’s Hospital need extra attention from play specialists this needs to be communicated to all staff. Impact There needed to be a quick, simple and child-friendly way to communicate this [...]