It’s OK to have dreams. For as long as I can remember I have been dreaming of a time when all the good things, ideas, innovations and concepts, that are the backbone of the NHS, could be shared. The Academy of Fabulous NHS Stuff is proof; dreams can come true.
The NHS is full of enthusiastic, clever, keen, passionate people with a strong sense of vocation. They want to do the right thing and to do things right. The Academy is the place to share ideas about doing it right, boast about the good stuff and if you have a problem, the place to search for an answer. The NHS is so much better than it gets credit for, is so much more efficient than people think. And, is keen to share, be collegiate, find the good stuff and pass it on.
I want to make the Academy the first port of call to show off (why not), to make us proud and put a smile on the faces of the people working right across the NHS; to make services better, more efficient and above all fun. If you have a problem you can bet someone else is facing the same challenge. You can almost guarantee, somewhere in the NHS somebody has an idea or a solution that will help. The Academy will only work if we share the good stuff and I’m guessing we want to. Five years of writing editorials for nhsManahers.net has filled my in-box with people offering readymade solutions, ideas and answers to the questions we all face. It’s time to pass them on.
The ideas don’t have to be huge and service wide, they can be local, niche ‘the way you do it’. If they have worked for you, you can bet they will work for someone else. The web-site has been designed to be easy to add to and easy to access. Please have a look, share and search. The NHS is so much stronger and so much better when it works together, walks in step and shares the best stuff.
The Academy of Fabulous NHS Stuff is an opportunity to turn dreams into action.