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Tweets of the Week, 21st September 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).

Project A

More than 600 ideas were submitted during phase 1 of #projectA - thank you! Twelve ideas that have the potential to improve urgent and emergency care have been identified for further investigation. Find out more here.

There's four short films that explain more about some of the ideas. Watch them here. 

Download resources related to the 12 ideas:

School for Change Agents

Congratulations to Jane Douthwaite for being named as one of the top 50 radical-thinking individuals and organisations changing the UK for the better. Jane is one of our School for Change Agents Alumni and has achieved so much! 

Transforming Perceptions of Nursing and Midwifery

Midwives and nurses: are you joining in with the September challenge? Find out more here in Bev's blog about showing pride in your profession.

As part of our September challenge, we are asking everyone to add their title and qualifications to their email signatures, Twitter handles and wherever else that's appropriate. Lynsey has written a personal story on why introductions matter.

We are preparing for the evaluation of the fantastic blogs generated during the July 30 Day Challenge. Share your blogs here to be included.

Rhian has written a great article about finding joy in nursing. 

Six top tips for newly qualified nurses: "stay calm and start nursing", read more here

Valuing Diversity is October's Challenge: it's great to see Ambassadors working on this now!

"Studies have shown that nursing is one of the few occupations not decreasing due to technological innovation," Read more here. We have been shaping the resources for the upcoming January Challenge co-creating with Ambassadors like Lucy. 

Events this week

Zoe introduced delegates at Q Community to the amazing world of liberating structures. You can see the CAPs toolkit here

There are Liberating Structures workshops in London with the gurus, you can find out more here. You can get involved with Q Community here

Colleagues facilitated a Personalised Care Collaborative workshop that featured a presentation by Chrissie Wellington, global health ambassador for Parkrun. Parkrun is so simple yet compelling, as an example of "demand driven change". 

#LoveParkRun is going beyond 'the plumbing' of running to look at building a healthier, happier planet. 

Leigh wrote a post based on Chrissie's presentation, 'Five things NHS England can learn from Parkrun for personalising care'.

Nicola Wood says "think bite size". If you've only got 10 mins with a patient, choose a small topic that builds a relationship in 10 minutes. She says if we set ourselves big challenges for culture change it can be overwhelming. 

A reminder of the A-C-E Framework for how to hard-wire "scale and spread" into your nascent movement in health and social care!


We're all learning, evolving, growing. We're all works in progress. And no one has it all sussed, even if it might look from the outside that they do. It's all a journey. 

A new toolkit for implementing e-mental health. Produced by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Designed for a Canadian context but with content that is globally applicable. Read more here

How to make your team feel appreciated and important, read more here. 

Supporting employess to stay happy, healthy and productive is one of the most value adding investments an organisation can make. Here are three examples of organisations that are investing in wellbeing at scale with excellent results. 

Innovation and Change

What does it take to create an environment where innovation can thrive? 

To challenge the status quo in the way we work, a healthy dose of corporate disobedience is required. Read more here.

Effective change starts with "study" not "plan". Why the concept of "change management is ineffective/out of date" Read more here.

Simple rules for innovation:

"Innovation is a state of mind". 

Jeremy Heimans' and Henry Timms' book "New Power" has been shortlisted by the Financial Times and McKinsey as the global business book of the year. Read more here


Dare you be brave enough to be vulnerable? Read Leigh's post here.

Leaders don't mean to waste the time of people in their teams. However, research shows that many leaders heap unnecessary work on the people below them in the system and don't even realise they're doing it. Read more here

How to mentor or give development advice to someone who's unsure of their career direction. They key is our own mindset as mentors: many of us suffer from the career myth; a delusional belief in the outdated idea of linear career progression. Read more here.

Big organisations get more things done through smaller teams. Operate the "two pizza rule": any team that can't be fed by two pizzas is too big. Read more here

Virtual skills

We need to develop new and additional skills for great virtual presentations. Here is some advice on how to give a webinar presentation.

"Building a network, not an audience" It isn't about broadcasting and counting followers. It's about connections and relationships for learning. 

And finally...

'Sticker shock' - finding out how much you have to pay in a US emergency room), and gratitude for the NHS: