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Tweets of the Week, 28th 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).

School for Change Agents

The School for Change Agents has been shortlisted for an award.  We would like to invite our 2018 School participants to share a 30 second video with us about they learn or got out of the School this year.  

Project A 

The Project A virtual Innovation Burst connected all 10 English ambulance trusts and their partner services in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to work on 12 themes for improvement across their services. We used a virtual space to bring everyone together and make the two days happen. Read more here

Did you enjoy the #ProjectA Innovation Burst? Health care professionals and the public are very welcome to get involved in making these actions a reality. Find out more here

Ian has written a reflection on the power of connections from the Project A Innovation Burst. Read more here

Below is a selection of tweets from the Innovation Burst from the teams involved. 

The aim of the Innovation Burst was to identify four or five ideas that can be implemented by ambulance trusts across the country over the next twelve months. 

One of the priority areas shortlisted from over 600 ideas and 30,000 interactions is about finding solutions for ambulance services to best support people experiencing a mental health crisis. Watch the YouTube video here

North East Ambulance contingent were working on staff well-being. 

Yorkshire Ambulance Service set up a #ProjectA HQ in their trust. 

During the virtual sessions there was a lot of creativity, feedback and discussion around the ideas. 

Thank you to the incredible ambulance and paramedic staff who took part in the Innovation Burst!

Transforming Perceptions of Nursing and Midwifery 

Transforming Perceptions of Nursing and Midwifery are calling for blogs! Please add yours here

Joanne, one our of Transforming Perceptions of Nursing and Midwifery Ambassadors tweeted about an interesting article regarding inclusion in the workplace.  We discussed this on the Ambassadors Virtual Forum and it is relevant to the October Challenge of celebrating the diversity of people who are nurses and midwives. Read more here

The Ambassadors also discussed this paper on the Ambassadors Virtual Forum as part of their October challenge to celebrate diversity. Read more here

Victoria shared her blog of the first fortnight of her 2nd year.  It features the Transforming Perceptions of Nursing and Midwifery challenges. Read more here

Kate, shared a picture of the display of 'Nursing Stories' from an open day demonstrating the diversity in nursing. 

Bev encouraged others to complete their return to practice. You can read more here.


Neuroscientists tell us our brains are constantly scanning for rewards and threats. Rewards light up the collaborative, innovative parts of our brain. Threats shut them down. Here's how to make your meetings more reward/less threat. Read more here

Design lab at Alberta Health Services in Canada have recently launched their new website. Read more here.

How to use 'design thinking' to plan better, more productive meetings. Read more here

Cochrane system review of interventions (multifactoral interventions and multiple component interventions) to prevent falls in older people living in the community. Read more here

Data shows that self esteem tends to grow in the second half of life. Read more here

Change Agency 

The Horizons team exists to support change agents to build their agency ("the power to make a positive difference"). There's a link between agency and free will. People who believe in free will tend to get better life outcomes but it's complex. Read more here

This sketchnote provides some principles for thinking clearly, read more here.

Helen had her eight year anniversary of/in being active on Twitter. Twitter is a brilliant platform for sharing is one of the most powerful ways to learn. 

Catherine Wilton runs the Leadership for Empowered and Healthy Communities Programme - its just launched its 7th cohort! Follow @Co4CC for more information.

Three misconceptions about employees who are the most powerful internal influencers based on organisational network analysis: they are extroverts (false): they are high performers (false) and they have tenure (permanent status) (false). Read more here


When we bring our whole selves to work, we can expand the impact, influence and success of our work and our lives AND help others do the same. It's an important consideration for leaders. Read more here

There's a big push in leadership circles to encourage leaders to tell stories. But there's much more to think about in using storytelling/narrative approaches. Read more here


The approach being used by the Health Quality Council of Alberta, Canada to build a high performing team. At the heart of it is a "social contract" that has been co-produced and everyone has signed up to. Read more here