Quintiles IMS
Salix & Co

Fab Change Day 2016

FabchangedaylogoNHS Change Day started in 2013 and  was the biggest day of collective action for improvement in the history of the NHS – Fact. A countrywide event in England, NHS Change Day was a grassroots initiative devised and driven by a small group of emerging clinicians and improvement leaders (the hubbies).

Their idea was to create a mass movement of National Health Service (NHS) staff demonstrating the difference they can make by one simple act, proving that large-scale improvement is possible.

Change Day occurred in a context in which the NHS was under great financial, organisational and reputational strain (so no change there then…) This combination of factors create a climate in which NHS staff were under internal pressure and negative external scrutiny. NHS Change Day 2013 connected with that moment, providing an opportunity to transform anger or frustration into constructive action.

The most significant learning from NHS Change Day is that change of this kind is possible; the most significant impact is that tens of thousands of staff have now had the experience of taking part in collective action for change. In 2014 and 2015 Change Day successfully built on these foundations. Now,  in 2016 Change Day is Changing – and that’s a fact…

We are  delighted to announce that FabChangeDay 2016 will be taking place on Wednesday 19 October 2016! 

FabNHSStuff is privileged to be working with and supporting the brilliant team of ‘hubbies” to make FabChangeDay 2016 even bigger and better and reach more people. A time to put ideas into action in a year of supporting  and sharing that action.

fab-change-green-button-subpageChange Day 24 hour Marathon

Fab Change Day 2016 – the 19th October – was a fantastic day. A day that started a year of putting ideas into action. Fuelled on caffeine, encouraged by well wishers and a tide of support on social media (trending No2 on Twitter) our mammoth, Change Day marathon, visiting 12 health and care venues in 24 hrs, is over.

The team set out at 9am from the NAPC conference in Brum on the 19th and in the shadow of some of the most iconic buildings in London, we finished at the Royal London Hospital, part of #BrilliantBartsHealth exactly on time; 8 o’clock in the morning of Thursday 20th October.

To see all the day’s activities – photos, videos and tweets – click here

Campaigns for 2016

There are currently 12 established campaigns running for Fab Change Day 2016. These campaigns have all arisen from the grassroots, created by staff, patients, carers, care workers, members of the public. Many started as pledges in previous years. We also encourage you to create a campaign of your own if that is something you would like to pledge to. All change is good and anyone can come up with great ideas.

For more information on the campaigns running in 2016 please click here.

Fab Change Day Appapp-circle2

We think it is time for Change Day to change gears so we have a new way of collecting your pledges, promises and ideas.

We’re delighted to introduce the Fab Change Day App – an easy to use application that enables you to create a change pledge that you can share on social media and print.

The app has been designed with ease of use in mind. We will ask who you are and a bit about what you do and where you work. This will enable us to keep in contact with you, give you any help you might need and connect you with people who might be working to the same goals. Click here to access the app and make your personal pledge today!


Fab Change Day 2016 will see an exciting range of activities and events happening across the country. Our Fab Change Day maps give you an interactive way to track what’s happening in your area and to see how many people are participating. Click here to view the maps.

changedaytwibboninfoShow your support for Fab Change Day with a Twibbon

You can now show your support for Fab Change Day by adding a Twibbon to your Twitter or Facebook account. Click here to add it to your profile.

Latest news from Fab Change Day

The evolution of a social change movement – from ChangeDay to ChangeWeek by Helen Bevan and Roy Lilley

18 May 2017Categories: Do-ath-on, FabChangeDay, FabChangeWeek, News

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.   [...]

Launch of the #Doathon Report from #FabChangeDay

05 April 2017Categories: Do-ath-on, FabChangeDay

Fab Change Day 2016 took place on October 19th 2016. Thousands of people from over 150 NHS organisations, along with many others outside the NHS, made pledges and took action to improve services and care. [...]

#Doathon Report

05 April 2017Categories: Do-ath-on, FabChangeDay, News

Fab Change Day 2016 took place on October 19th 2016. Thousands of people from over 150 NHS organisations, along with many others outside the NHS, made pledges and took action to improve the service. Following [...]

Let’s get the nation signing!!

07 February 2017Categories: FabChangeDay, Fabulous Stuff, Learning Disabilities, The Rosa Parks Award

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 2017Categories: FabChangeDay, News, Valuing your staff, Visible leadership

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 [...]

#BrainTumourWarrior – reflections on FabChangeDay

12 December 2016Categories: FabChangeDay, Fabulous Stuff

Angie spent FabChangeDay with the GeordieLegends - you can read her introduction to her day and why she was there https://braintumourwarrior.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/nhs-fab-change-day-part-1-meeting-a-geordie-legend/   Angie's second blog covers the activities and rationale for FabChangeDay and also the [...]

Sheffield Health & Social Care – Quality Improvement Team

20 November 2016Categories: FabChangeDay, Fabulous Stuff, Generating new knowledge to improve care and treatment, Multidisciplinary Team Working, Organization development, Staff/role initiatives, SuperSheffield

As chief executive I am a committed to enabling a culture of continuous quality improvement throughout the organisation and to support the Quality Improvement Team in their work. Kevan Taylor, Chief Executive SHSC SHSC Quality [...]

Medway Maritime Hospital celebrates NHS Fab Change Day

28 October 2016Gareth GreeneCategories: FabChangeDay

Staff at Medway Maritime Hospital came out in force last week to celebrate NHS Fab Change Day. Fab Change Day is a national day of activity, where staff across the NHS come together to harness [...]

Pledging to drive innovation in the North West Coast region

24 October 2016Categories: FabChangeDay, Fabulous Stuff, Innovation, Staff/role initiatives, Working Smarter

Our pledge is…. to continue to spread and broaden the scope of innovative practices, products and services with our health, academic and business partners and communities by actively supporting and promoting innovation in health and [...]

RLB Volunteer

24 October 2016Categories: FabChangeDay, Fabulous Stuff, Staff/role initiatives, Together we can, Training

We pledge to enrol all our recently recruited volunteers on to our RLB Volunteer programme. Following on from the success of the RLB Nurse programme we delivered a programme for Allied Health Professionals, RLB AHP's, [...]


Watch Fab Stuff on Periscope

Watch out for us on Periscope - this button will change to "LIVE" when we're broadcasting.


Subscribe to updates

Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts.


Our latest tweets


Pharmacy Voice
Peezy Midstream
This site uses cookies. Find out more about this site’s cookies.