Announcing our FabAmbassadors
The Academy started on Valentine’s Day 2015 and since then there have been over half a million page views of the fabulous stuff people have shared, showing us what they are doing at the front line, in the board rooms, the community and primary care. More recently we have joined with social care to bring together the work they are doing in partnership with the NHS. We are also featuring the work of the Vanguards and ECIST and expect to do much more soon.
What started as an idea has turned into a social movement of people who are keen to know what good looks like and do it… often better!
Four thousand people a day look at and search the Academy website. Not just from the NHS in England but world-wide. We are a virtual Academy; exploiting the power of social media to reach likeminded people who have an interest in innovation.
However, we do have something missing … FabAmbassadors
We have come to realise we need people on the ground, at the frontline and spread across the NHS primary care and social care, who share our passions and can be a ‘Face of the Academy’.
What’s a FabAmbassador?
FabAmbassadors are enthusiasts, who can use social media, help and encourage colleagues and others to tell us about the good things they are doing and give them any technical help they might need to share it.
FabAmbassadors are familiar with the shares on the Academy website and can suggest how they might provide ideas and solutions where you work and in your circle.
FabAmbassadors will be key and instrumental in FabChangeDay Oct 19th and will work locally supporting FabChangeDay Campaigns.
Its hot off the press ........ The 2nd edition of the FabAmbassador Newsletter You can download the full newsletter here
Our sepsis team at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHSFT are changing how we recognise our patient with suspected sepsis with the introduction of new early warning score parameters (mNEWS) and a new sepsis pathway. As part of the Sepsis Improvement Team, I was asked by both the Emergency Surgical Assessment Unit (ESAU) and Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU) sisters to update their front line staff mainly triage nurses about the imminent changes. Each unit had their allocated dates and time; the weekend was best due to fewer clinics. I fenced off an area off the main unit areas, and encouraged staff [...]
We have had lots of requests for a Newletter to keep you updated with whats been happening and also to enable you to get to know the FabAmbassadors better. The FabAmbassadors are keen to share with you the work they have been doing to implement and share fab ideas. Well its here! The first in the series! You can read and download the full newsletter here fab newsletter terris edition final
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 grown in influence and interest, so have the Ambassadors. There are now over 70 Ambassadors working across the NHS and social care, coming to development days, sharing good stuff and arranging Academy Roadshows. Now there is a new development. Ambassador Jane Douthwaite, studying at Northumbria University and based at City Hospitals Sunderland, is a student midwife with a huge background in change and innovation. [...]
Meet your Fab Ambassadors
Below you will find the names and contact details of our first FabAmbassadors. Why don’t you make contact and see how they can help and support you locally?
Want to be a FabAmbassador in your region?
We need you to tell us a little bit about yourself – nothing major, don’t need to know if you have a clean driving licence or how many GCSEs you got! Just:
• Where you work (name of hospital, clinic, department, GP practice ,care home etc etc)
• What your role is (manager, nurse, specialist nurse, physio, district nurse, GP – you get the idea)
• The geographical region you work in (because The Blonde’s geography is dreadful)
• Email this to [email protected]