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13-17th November 2017

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Simon Stevens, CEO, NHS England – Speech to NHS Providers, Birmingham, November 8th – in full

08 November 2017|0 Comments

Simon Stevens, CEO, NHS England - Speech to NHS Providers, Birmingham, November 8th - in full THE NHS APPROACHING 70 - PROGRESS AND PROSPECTS We meet today with the NHS in full mobilisation for the [...]

#FabChangeWeek On-Tour

06 November 2017|0 Comments

All of us, at the Academy, are looking forward to the Change Week Tour. Starting as a spontaneous idea from the ‘Hubbies’, mainly students from the NHS Leadership Programme, Change Day has grown into Change [...]

Welcome to the Fab Academy Awards 2017

04 November 2017|0 Comments

Thousands of ideas, millions of page views and sharing best practice... that’s what the Academy is all about. Grown from the simple idea that if you show people what good looks like, they will get [...]

Your pledge journey – the why, how and what!

16 October 2017|0 Comments

Wow you have amazed us with your inspiring pledges! Some pledges are just magic, they grab your attention and carry us forward with such a sense of shared purpose. All of your pledges have a [...]

Latest fab stuff

Hull Royal Infirmary

24 November 2017|0 Comments

We found that patients often asked our phlebotomists about the blood tests they were having, so we designed a straight forward leaflet that could be given to the patients when they asked about their blood [...]

Recruitment video showcases Cumbria as the place that’s ‘got it all’

23 November 2017|0 Comments

Three NHS Trusts - Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT), North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust (NCUH) and North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) - along with Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC) have [...]

Understanding Your Data: 1 day workshop

23 November 2017|0 Comments

How to Understand Your Data: 1 day measurement and data training aims to give participants an in depth understanding and knowledge of data and measurement for improvement within healthcare. Do you have the skills to [...]

Breathing classes help Tony become King of the Castle

23 November 2017|0 Comments

After struggling for many years with various lung and health problems, 78 year old Tony Luisi from Kendal decided to take action and enrolled on the pulmonary rehabilitation course at Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust [...]

Introducing the UK’s largest patient information video library…

22 November 2017|0 Comments

Health and Care Videos, a partnership with Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, are proving that video is making an impact on reducing demand and increasing capacity in health and care with the largest [...]

Care homes across East Midlands get new training resource to boost skills in preventing moisture lesions

21 November 2017|0 Comments

‘React to Moisture’, a new interactive training resource that supports care home staff in preventing and managing moisture lesions (incontinence-related dermatitis), is being rolled out across the East Midlands. The resource, launched by Nottinghamshire Healthcare’s [...]

iSPACE dementia friendly surgeries

21 November 2017|0 Comments

iSPACE has been a very successful project undertaken in Hampshire, Dorset, South Wilts and the Isle of Wight. It has now spread to over 150 surgeries and the final report of the project can be [...]

Celebrating NHS Staff in Cumbria

21 November 2017|0 Comments

Two Cumbrian NHS Trusts have joined up to produce a magazine that celebrates the hard work of health professionals in the county. Trust Talk, the quarterly magazine, has been produced by Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation [...]

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust

21 November 2017|0 Comments

My pledge was to facilitate project work to offer women the option of in-out (intermittent) catheterisation as an alternative to an indwelling catheter for post-operative urinary retention following elective hip and knee joint replacement surgery. [...]

Pathology Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

21 November 2017|0 Comments

My pledge was  to introduce smaller volume blood tubes into the ED   This will reduce the amount of blood collected for analysis by 46% & will help to prevent hospital acquired pneumonia On Monday [...]

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

20 November 2017|0 Comments

In my capacity as an Information Governance Officer, I pledge to create a safe, fair and positive work environment every time I am interacting and working with my colleagues. OPENESS: When I am carryout spot-checks, [...]

Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

20 November 2017|0 Comments

My Pledge: To ensure we meet as many teams as possible to help prepare staff for the forthcoming CQC inspection. The Trust is aiming to improve our rating and get out of special measures. My [...]

Call 4 Concern, a patient safety initiative

20 November 2017|0 Comments

At City Hospitals Sunderland the safety of our patients is our paramount concern, especially with regards to patients whose condition deteriorates unexpectedly. Our Critical Care Outreach team (CCOT) are available 24 hours a day 7 [...]

RUH Bath commences Cough Reflex Testing on Acute Stroke Unit

20 November 2017|0 Comments

The speech and language therapists on the Acute Stroke Unit at the RUH, Bath have introduced an innovative test to their toolkit - the Cough Reflex Test has emerging evidence that it detects patients who [...]

Norfolk and Suffolk Primary and Community Care Research Office

20 November 2017|0 Comments

I pledged to deliver training in service evaluation to colleagues at NHS South Norfolk and NHS North Norfolk CCG. Along with my team member, Clara, I had previously received training in the ‘Evidence Works’ toolkit [...]

Launch of the SPUR Wheel on Pressure Ulcer Reduction Day

20 November 2017|0 Comments

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust has launched a series of events to support the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel’s (EPUAP) worldwide pressure ulcer reduction day. District nurses, community matrons, podiatrists and student nurses from across [...]

The Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow

19 November 2017|0 Comments

Our pledge: To ensure our pledges are lived and not forgotten. Actions: We are capturing and recording each and every pledge that has been submitted at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust during Fab Change Week. [...]

With all of us in mind – a short film

19 November 2017|0 Comments

Our film - with all of us in mind - was written for our Trust. It features staff, patients and volunteers from our Trust. But, really, it's about all of us. It's for anyone [...]

Information Dept, The Princess Alexandra Trust

19 November 2017|0 Comments

Continue to focus on producing & developing our Performance reports to help improve Patient Experience, save some Pounds & help the People in the Place we work make a difference! Since this pledge we have [...]

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