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Tweets of the Week 27th 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).


The Horizons Team held a tweet chat as part of #ProjectA on patient pathways and ambulance services.

School for Change Agents

Four years ago we published a ground-breaking paper that radically challenged thinking across health and care systems worldwide. We're now looking to do this again - and we need your help as School Alumni to make it happen. Please join our online coproduction session on Friday 3 August between 1pm and 2.30pm. Read more here

Transforming Perceptions of Nursing and Midwifery

Jane Cummings outlines whats in store for NHS Expo 2018 for nursing, midwifery & care staff here. Register to attend here.

"Patients and students voices are important. Patients will tell us if we are giving good care while respecting their individuality. Student nurses need to be given a voice as they are the nurses of the future." Read more here

Leigh has written an open letter to the nurses who cared for her son, Hugo. You can read more here.

Join our team!

Do you know anyone who is an experienced business manager (or similar) who might be interested in a great new job with the fabulous Horizons NHS team in Coventry? Still a few more days until the deadline! Read more here.

Reading and Research

A dilemma that every internal change agent faces: you want to be well regarded/respected by the team AND you need to challenge the status quo. As a result "your level of belonging can never be greater than your willingness to be brave and stand by yourself."


This article outlines four key competencies that organisations need for continuous innovation. Read more here


Leigh shared "You want me to wear what?" an approach to changing cultural norms in an organisation. Read more here.

People Analytics is revolutionising change in organisations by helping us understand influence and networks, and it's doing so much more. Read more here.


Helen shared some slides on how to use social analytics to understand the true influencers in organisations (who are typically not at the top of the org chart) and to enable change through influence. Read more here

In an era of system leadership, we shouldn't confuse cooperation and teamwork with collaboration. Read more here.  

Excellent new article: "Teamwork in healthcare: Key discoveries enabling safer, high-quality care". Read more here

How to become a brilliant manager and why it's important. Read more here.

"I was so impressed at how, as a leader, she made a losing team feel like winners." Read more here

Why it is critical that we take control of our work/careers/lives by finding out tribe. Read more here

We must recognise that the future isn't digital and start preparing for a new innovation era in which different technologies like genomics, materials science and robots rise to the fore. Read more here.

Interesting article on our love/hate relationship with email and the psychology of the "out of office" message. Read more here

The power of "thank you": Research shows that we consistently underestimate the positive impact on others (and ourselves) of expressing gratitude and as a result, we miss out on simple ways to improve our social relations and wellbeing. Read more here

How emojis amplify and clarify our conversations - watch the TED talk:

"Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations."

Being a positive person doesn't mean you have to be positive all the time about all the difficult and challenging things that are happening around you. It's about believing that good things will happen in the future.