Seven years ago, when it started, the concept of Change Day was based on the simple idea that people doing the job knew best, how better to do the job.
Free from interference and the constraints of business planning and permissions, front-line staff rolled up their sleeves and now Change Day is a fixture in the NHS calendar.
This year, due to Covid-19, Fab Change Day will be run virtually. This year’s event, #FabChange20 will be taking place on Wednesday 21st October 2020.
Focus of #FabChange20
To reflect the global pandemic, and the impact it has had on health and social care services globally, #FabChange20 will be a day of celebrating, reflecting, sharing and learning from Covid-19.
It will comprise of 2 separate activities:
- Sharing learning, resources, how to guides and best practice exemplars to ensure that we learn and discuss the things that didn’t work initially and the strategies employed to turn them into successes.
- A global virtual conference #ChangingForTheBest #NoGoingBack. The proposed themes are: Digitally Enhanced Care/Virtual services; Staff welling/support & resilience; Operational redesign; Organisational relationships; Covid workforce redesign and Absolutely Fab Stuff.
The aim of both activities is to recognise, celebrate & share the innovations & changes within each part of the health & social care system that have arisen from the pandemic.
We want teams to dig deep & share the changes, big & small, that have been made including what has and hasn’t worked.
In the next few weeks we will be sharing templates and resources to enable you to participate in #FabChange2020 in a way that works for you, your team, your ward, your service or your organisation and in a way that is easy – Find all the resources to make participation simple
In the meantime, make a note of the day and go search out the innovations & changes that have arisen from the pandemic.
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Sir Simon Stevens - reflecting on the Covid challenge and the innovative services developed by clinical staff