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Find out about how the Apprenticeship Levy impacts the NHS

19 February 2017|0 Comments

We would like to invite you to an interactive workshop on apprenticeship reform, specifically the impact of the forthcoming levy options open to you as an employer to take advantage of and to unlock the [...]

Happy Valentine’s Day – and its your 2nd birthday #Fabuary

13 February 2017|0 Comments

Doesn’t time fly when you are having fun with fabulous people? It’s hard to believe we launched two years ago today,  and it’s fair to say you have made the last twenty four months absolutely [...]

Let’s get the nation signing!!

07 February 2017|1 Comment

At the James Paget University Hospital, we are determined to create a more inclusive culture. For that reason, on Fab Change Day, Learning Disability and Autism nurse Rebecca Crossley pledged to teach saying hello using [...]

Join the School for Change Agents and learn how to create positive change where you work

06 February 2017|0 Comments

The last Fab Change Day is about creating a year of ACTION. The NHS and social care is full of passionate people who make a difference every day. In order to do be most effective [...]

Latest fab stuff

Measure for Measure

27 February 2017|0 Comments

Reject Me Not

26 February 2017|0 Comments

Winners announced for award honouring NHS staff who have gone above and beyond in their roles

23 February 2017|0 Comments

The winners of GoToJobBoard’s Unsung Hero Award have been announced and they include Security Operatives, Medical Receptionists and Volunteers from NHS trusts around the country. The winners were announced at an event at The Place [...]

The Derby Door

23 February 2017|0 Comments

An inflatable barrier – designed and developed in Derby – which seals off areas of hospital wards to make decontamination easier, quicker and more cost effective is now launched and available for NHS Trusts to [...]

Understanding The Primary Care Home

23 February 2017|0 Comments

The Primary Care Home (PCH) model was created to supply solutions to the challenges of providing care to the diverse societal needs within the UK in the 21st century. It doesn’t do what is says [...]

It started at Christmas #ChatMatters

22 February 2017|0 Comments

It is frequently quoted that between 250,000 and 500,000 older people face Christmas alone - Community Christmas started in 2011 because there was no coordinated effort to change that. Five years later for Christmas Day [...]

From Inception to IT Innovation – Raising AKI Awareness at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

22 February 2017|0 Comments

Wendy Oakes, Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) specialist nurse, she is working with Dr Karl Bonnici, Acute Medicine Consultant, to raise AKI awareness and support the clinical teams to ensure patients receive high quality care and [...]

My last orders cafes to show that dying matters

21 February 2017|0 Comments

People from across Morecambe Bay talk openly about dying, death and bereavement at new pop up cafes known as #MyLastOrders. The cafes are led by Ian Dewar, the Chaplain at Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Ed Northey, [...]

Manchester Attendance Pathway

20 February 2017|2 Comments

Innovative new services bring vital support for our veterans

20 February 2017|0 Comments

Veterans from across Norfolk who are struggling with mental health issues are being offered more support to help them manage their conditions thanks to some specially-designed new services. Three services have been developed and managed [...]

#TheBlonde and the tartan app

20 February 2017|0 Comments

I love an app. I love apps that actually add something to my life not just clutter up my phones home page. I love an app that helps me find a solution to a problem, [...]

Introducing Multi-Disciplinary Teamworking to Maternity Services

19 February 2017|0 Comments

The evidence has been around for a long time. Multi-Disciplinary Teamworking in healthcare leads to better clinical outcomes and experience for patients, and better quality of working life for staff. Yet it is far from [...]

Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s innovative feedback app

16 February 2017|0 Comments

Listening to what our children, young people and families told us about how we can improve what we do, we have created an innovative new communications tool to gather feedback which is helping revolutionise their [...]

Hospital alcohol team – reducing hospital admissions due to alcohol related issues

16 February 2017|0 Comments

In 2013 we established a team to tackle the increase in patients being admitted to our hospital with alcohol related issues. In 2010/2011 alcohol related harm cost the NHS in Lancashire £141.92 million. In central [...]

“#WhyWeDoResearch: From local to global”

16 February 2017|0 Comments

#WhyWeDoResearch was launched on Twitter in December 2014 as a Christmas campaign at the James Paget University Hospital (JPUH). The originators of the campaign are @ClaireOfficial and @abbygreaves. Aim: To raise research awareness and opportunities [...]

Providing high quality, compassionate and continually improving healthcare for older people.

15 February 2017|0 Comments

We understand compassionate care begins with high quality, safe care delivered by staff who feel well supported to give of their best. Northumbria Healthcare consistently ranks amongst the best in England, and is highly rated [...]

Blackpool Hospitals Tell Us

15 February 2017|0 Comments

At Blackpool Hospitals we wanted to gather as much feedback as we could, both positive and negative, from all areas of the Trust. The friends and family test (FFT) had been introduced but we wanted [...]

New Social Media Toolkit for health to launch on 15th February – please join the Thunderclap

15 February 2017|0 Comments

More and more we are seeing social media as a destination for information and advice - 58% of the UK adult population use social networking sites. So it’s more  important than ever that healthcare organisations [...]

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