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Tweets of the Week 8 June, 2018

The Horizons team features many influential Twitter users. This curates a wealth of insights, knowledge, and information about transformation in health and care from other thought leaders across the world.

(Tip: to read an article or watch a video mentioned in a tweet, click on the red text. To view the original tweet, click on the image).

What Matters to You Day was this week (6 June).  It's about having more meaningful conversations, and shifting the focus from 'what's the matter with you' to 'what matters to you?'.

A powerful blog to understand the power and importance of personalised care:

A blog post about the importance of asking 'what matters to you?' and sketchnote for What Matters To You Day.

If you want to restore joy in work, start with the people (eg, what matters to you?) rather than the problem (eg, the staff survey results). These are principles from community organising/social movements applied to a work context:

A new video from the ECIST network about enabling choice to enable patients to return home.

Celebrating the very real difference the many volunteers across the NHS, health, and care make.

Transforming Perceptions of Nursing and Midwifery

More than 600 people have so far signed up for the 30 Day Challenges to Transform the Perceptions of Nursing and Midwifery. Have you signed up yet?


Studies show that up to 67% of the climate for creativity in organisations can be directly attributed to the behaviour of leaders. How do you respond to new ideas? 

Psychological safety is a sense that I can speak up and suggest new ideas without worrying that I will be embarrassed or rebuked by my boss, or other members of my team. Here's a research summary on psychological safety: 

Why your team should argue...but make sure you 'fight right'.

Why communication is so important for leaders (one idea, three facts, and five tips): 

'Delivering for citizens: How to triple the success rate of government transformations.' A major new report:


Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs pyramid is described as 'the most remembered theory in social science'. But who built Maslow's pyramid? This great little film tells us that it wasn't Maslow, but was probably an unknown management consultant:

Being someone who works long hours (a behaviour) is fundamentally different from being a workaholic (a compulsion). Research shows they have a very different impact on health and wellbeing:

Does laziness exist? An interesting way of looking at human behaviour:

The benefits of walking 20 minutes a day, originally tweeted by @docandrewmurray.


The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare is the biggest internationally focussed meeting on health and care quality globally. The next Forum is Glasgow, 27-29 March 2019. The call for speaker proposals ends on July 3. 

Why being a good facilitator is like being a psychic.

New Zealand has published its new interactive dashboard of system quality. It shows data from each local area using 60 quality measures. It clusters similar measures and isn't a ranking system. Watch the short video to get an overview:

And finally...

Are you inside or outside of the box?


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