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.

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

18 May 2017|0 Comments

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.   [...]

The NHS wasn’t held to ransom… if you exclude Microsoft.

15 May 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Roy Lilley and the FabAmbassador journey

02 May 2017|0 Comments

About a year ago today some new kids came onto the bloc… our Academy Ambassadors. Volunteers who all share the same vision; finding out what good looks like and sharing it.  As the Academy has [...]

March Award winners

26 April 2017|0 Comments

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/   [...]

Latest fab stuff

Improving Oxygen Delivery on Wards

27 May 2017|0 Comments

Oxygen (O2) is a drug and should be prescribed if administered to a patient. The British Thoracic Society has published guidelines on emergency oxygen delivery and a recent audit showed that out of 100 patients [...]

PEM (Paediatric Emergency Medicine) Free Guide

25 May 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Tackling Child Sex Exploitation

25 May 2017|0 Comments

Young survivors of child sexual abuse and exploitation laid out their blueprint for a more caring and responsive society, at an emotional gathering in London on 26 April. The 17 young people travelled from around [...]

Wellbeing Norfolk and Waveney

24 May 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

The role of a band 7 Nurse coordinator on the medical take

24 May 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Loud and Proud at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals – Development of Pre-Nursing Apprenticeship

23 May 2017|0 Comments

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’s COACH website – Supporting residents with 24/7 health and wellbeing advice

23 May 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

College of Paramedics Free CPD Programme Published

22 May 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

ENT Stock Case Study – Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

22 May 2017|0 Comments

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 revolutionises patient transport safety with the Patient Pump Bridge

21 May 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Community Stroke Microsystem – Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

21 May 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]


21 May 2017|0 Comments

Situation analysis -The highest cost in Healthcare is Staffing. One way to save money and improve efficiency is to help NHS staff to work better together, using all staff members to their full potential. Encouraging [...]

Safety Thermometer App

19 May 2017|0 Comments

The Safety Thermometer App, built by the NHS Quality Observatory and supported by Haelo, has been introduced to Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust to revolutionise the monthly audit of data. The audit, a national requirement, [...]

‘STITCH : Simulation Training and Interprofessional Teambuildng for Critical Care Healthworkers’ – an in-house, in-situ simulation program.

18 May 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

CHAIN – volunteers linking up with people who need a helping hand

18 May 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

ECIP Quick Guide – Maximising Ambulatory Emergency Care (AEC) services

17 May 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Virtual Dementia Clinics

17 May 2017|1 Comment

Dementia diagnosis in Cumbria now four times faster thanks to ‘virtual clinics’ New virtual clinics in the Memory Matters team at Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust means patients suspected of having dementia are able to [...]

Good to Go

16 May 2017|1 Comment

Good to Go is our campaign to get 1,000 Coventry folk, especially those who are disabled, more physically active. How does real change happen? We think about this a lot. It seems to us that [...]

Healthcare Improvement Scotland – Older People in Acute Care Improvement Programme

16 May 2017|2 Comments

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 [...]

#JustDoIt – Stickers and stamps for patients’ play

15 May 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

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