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Tweets of the Week, 5th October 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).

Our team is looking for a Diary, Event and Project Officer based in our Coventry office. 

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Transforming Perceptions of Nursing and Midwifery

Peter, one of our ambassadors has published a fantastic blog focusing on role models. Read his blog here

Our colleague Bev has written a blog about our October challenge to celebrate diversity of people who are nurses and midwives, you can read it here and can register as an Ambassador here

"I have always believed that caring for the older person can be challenging, but also an education; the stories that are shared, the laughter, the tears with patients at their most vulnerable is such a privilege" - Read Sarah's blog here.

Ambassador Fran is a nurse and IT specialist - "It is interesting to review the different perspectives of team members in an IT crisis. Working as I do in IT but with a clinical head, it changes & amplifies the difference in approach to the issue". Read Fran's blog here

Our colleague Kate went to Plymouth University open day to find out more about nurse training with her daughter, Eliza. 

Project A

Project A is about improving ambulance services.  We had an innovation burst last week to explore innovative ideas to accelerate the pace of change.  Read about it and watch the action here


Spreading and scaling innovations and improvements is one of the greatest challenges we face in the health and care system. Here's an important new report from the Health Foundation. 

Helen shared some interesting new research on whether health messages to young children made them choose water rather than sugary drinks. It shows that we have to frame messages in ways that are meaningful and make sense to the intended audience. Read more here

New research shows that swearing at work may have more benefits than we think (with the exception of swearing that's aimed at another individual in an accusatory way). Read more here


The concept of "work/life" balance is an unhelpful myth. It implies that work is not part of life but something separate, and is getting in the way of existence. Read more here


A canvas is a visual chart with sections you can fill in to help you in a process. Andi Roberts has a free collection of 50+ canvases that you can download and adapt; everything from business planning to co-creating team goals to negotiating with empathy. Read more here


Digital Tonto will soon be publishing an insightful new book on applying social movement thinking to organisations. One of the case studies will be the IHI's 100k Lives campaign. Read more about it here

Helen shared this content about why it's time to dump conference calls and replace them with virtual meetings where we can see each other on a screen (e.g, Zoom and Skype). Read more here

Helen shared a slide deck on "illustrating change with drawn storytelling", it's much more powerful to use pictures and stories instead of graphs. Read more here

The Community Roundtable has produced a maturity model for communities.  We think it might be useful for STP's and ICS's. You can take a maturity assessment for free and other resources on the website - click here

Here's an excellent (free) white paper on what makes the difference between successful and unsuccessful change. It's based on research with 275 leaders from multiple organisations. Read more here


Great little two minute film on the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. Watch it here.  

Celine Schill has created a webpage of selfies she's taken with people that inspire her. Have a look at who inspires her here

Leeanne shared picture of her motivational board of key things which inspire her. It's great to see that she's sharing her learning from the School for Change Agents with pride. 

An important new research paper on using Twitter for Continuing Professional Development. It's about Occupational Therapists but it is relevant to other professions with formal systems for CPD. Social media is becoming increasingly mainstream. Read more here

When I'm facilitating workshops I often get participants voting. Sometimes I use "analogue" (voting cards etc) and sometimes "digital" (smartphone voting etc). Here's the most comprehensive article I've read on voting systems.


As a leader are you thinking about your team/organisation or are you thinking about the bigger system? These are the habits of a systems thinker.