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.
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Randomised Coffee Trials (RCTs) are a simple but powerful idea aimed at getting people talking, making connections, and sharing learning. There are many ways you can get involved. It’s a great way of getting to know people and finding out about innovative ideas. Find out more information here.
For this year’s Fab Change Day, we are encouraging as many health and care systems to try the red and green day approach. The approach is really simple, a red day is of no value for a patient whereas a green day is of value. For one day (Fab Change Day), we are encouraging as many health and care staff to ask themselves is this a red or a green day for my patient today? If it’s a red day, then what can be done today to make the patients day a green day. You can try using our red and green day guide or adapt the approach so it works for you locally. There is compelling evidence that shows the risks to frail older patients that have prolonged hospital stays. Imagine the results if we significantly reduced the number of red days. More details of this campaign will follow shortly.
The value of specialist nursing roles are often not fully understood and the added value that specialist nurses bring to both organisations and patients is not visible. This campaign is supporting and promoting nurse specialists and giving them the resources to demonstrate their value and raise their profile. More details of this campaign will follow shortly.
More details of this campaign will follow shortly.
Over 840 000 people are living with dementia, affecting over 22 million people in the UK, either as a family member, neighbour or friend. One in three people over 65 will die with dementia and the average age of a patient in an acute hospital is 75. Click here for more information
#MyMeds is a simple action to remind all healthcare professionals who see patients in urgent or emergency care settings, to check what regular medications the patient has, and to make sure, if appropriate, they are delivered. Click here for more information
Sepsis is frighteningly common. We see 102,000 cases every year. 37,000 people a year die from sepsis every year in the United Kingdom. This is not about complex, expensive therapies, but about recognition and doing the basics. That’s what the Sepsis toolkits are all about. If we do the basics, if we get this right, we can save at least 12,500 people’s lives every year. Click here for more information
#MatExp is a powerful grassroots campaign using the Whose Shoes?® approach to identify and share best practice across the nation’s maternity services. It has already been triggering discussions about what needs to improve; we are so grateful to all the people from across the country who have shared their thoughts and experiences. You are all helping us build a powerful social movement for change! We then need to work together to make it happen! Click here for more information
#CovMindTheGap is a platform for change helping people to use community to bridge the gap between services and healthy, happy lives. Click here for more information.
For patients and their carers to achieve the things that matter to them by working in partnership with those in the NHS. HelloOURaimis asks you what is the single most important aim you want to achieve and how the people involved in your care (you, family, friends, carers, doctors, nurses etc) can work with you to achieve this aim. Click here for more information
#Studentledchange, is a campaign to unleash the potential of the thousands of health student-led learning and research projects conducted annually, but seldom published or documented. It features QuID.org.uk, an open access database for students to submit their projects and learn from others. Click here for more information
Avoidable pressure ulcers are a key indicator of the quality of nursing care. Preventing them happening will improve all care for vulnerable patients. The ‘Stop the Pressure’ campaign was launched by NHS Midlands and East as part of their ambition to make life better for patients. The campaign is now being rolled out nationally, with NHS England, NHS Improving Quality and Haelo joining forces with other partners. Click here for more information
People with mental health problems who use NHS services describe being treated with disrespect, or as a nuisance, both when presenting in an emergency and during more routine interventions. This campaign is about getting people in the NHS to listen to people who have suffered from mental ill health, and getting people in the NHS who have suffered from mental ill-health to speak up. Visit the page now to learn how three simple actions can start to change the world. Click here for more information