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Tweets of the Week 13th July, 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 ideas do you have for improve ambulance services? Our nationwide ideas platform is open now. 

The ideas platform has already attracted so many ideas in its first 24 hours. You can see more here

We are also going to be hosting a Twitter chat about partnerships between ambulances and the public on Tuesday 17th July, 7pm to 8pm. Please do join us if you are able!

Rosie has written a blog about #ProjectA inviting people to join the platform. You can read about the work already done on #Project A in Ian Baines' blog here

Transforming Perceptions of Nursing and Midwifery

Rosie wrote a blog reflecting on the first week of the Transforming Perceptions of Nursing and Midwifery's 30 day challenge - something she'd expected to do at the end of the month but after an overwhelming 127 blogs submitted in the first week of the challenge thought she'd get started!

Helen shared the 6CsLive video aimed at recruiting future nursing to the NHS.


Bev shared Lucy Gillespie's blog about the urgency to promote the roles of nurses and midwives to young people and across generations as part of our 30 day challenge on blogging.

Bev shared Emilia's story of nurses who were "taking care of my dad, taking care of me as his daughter, but not being cared for back". Read more here.

Horizons Team

The whole Horizons team had a fantastic opportunity of Monday to learn from Applied Influence Group who taught us the skills to influence others. You can read more about the lessons we learnt in Leigh's Blog

Our team has an exciting opportunity - we're recruiting for a Senior Business Manager based in our Coventry Office. For more info click here

Kathryn shared NESTA's blog birthday wishes for the NHS which discusses old and new power.


Olly has created yet another great brilliant prototype, this time to deal with the number of NHS appointment letters he's received. You can find out more here.

Leigh was invited to speak at the HSJ Patient Safety session this week and shared her slides so that those who weren't able to make the day could share in the learning.  

Leigh shared her blog explaining why a culture of collaboration, openness, and transparency is vital for a successful maternity service and the importance of teamwork between families and health care professionals, which is what she spoke about at her HSJ Patient safety session.

Events this week

A few members of the team picked up this tweet from Oliver Williams from the HSJ event which Leigh presented at, stating that "if people keep trying to break the rules, the rules are probably breaking the people".

The South West AHSN tweeted a recording of Helen's talk from June on large-scale change.

Helen had the privilege to take part in a workshop led by Becky Malby who explained the level at which we need to scale different kinds of innovations in health and care.  


"Transition Design" is an emerging approach to tackling large scale complex problems. 

You can find the toolkit here

A free paper on collaborative governance for systems leadership which took her to a new level of thinking. 

A blog on what’s normal for the spider is chaos for the fly. Power shift and co-production

A blog on social comformity and "groupthink" as a barrier to change.

An article from the NY Times asking when a does a social movement turn into a movement, beyond being a short-term show of enthusiasm. 

Helen shared a model for guiding change in health and care and invited her followers to explore their website for some great resources, models and templates. 

Helen continued her focus on social movement and shared another article asking how change happens and what can we learn from social movements that succeed, versus those that fail. 

A blog on the future of work... and whether robots will take our jobs.

This report is on how behavioural science can help tackle bias in policy making so governments make better decisions. 

Social Media

Helen shared this advice from the Nursing and Midwifery Council for clinicians on using social media responsibly. 

Leigh wrote a blog on finding out how diverse your twitter feed is, something which you can do using this great tool

How to make Twitter more accessible and fun for people with visual impairments: 


An article about what we can learn from the psychology of England footballers.

Helen tweeted some photos from Kas Nelson which show that taking breaks is a necessity, not a luxury. 

A diagram to show mental health is never simple, straightforward, or black and white. 

UK neuroscientists have identified the ten most relaxing songs on earth

Helen shared this article on how love can really change the world.