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Tweets of the Week, 31st January 2020

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 blue text. To view the original tweet, click on the image).


Creating opportunities to go into schools is important, and creating community assets is key for everyone to access. Bev is working with Birmingham City University to create a resource box that all #studentnurses can use.


Midwifery Ambassadors @LiverpoolWomens set for their last task for #JoyfulJanuary, planting seeds for their maternity services


Ageing Well team have been using #VirtualCollaborate approach to upskill their virtual technical hosting skills. today they hosted their #AgeingWell Improvement Community large scale virtual forum.

School for Change Agents

We love to see our change agents recommending #S4CA on twitter. You will be pleased to hear that we are currently working on School for 2020! Sign up to be the first to hear about the launch. 


Classic thinking is that people who procrastinate have a time management problem. Emerging thinking is that procrastination is about managing emotions.

What the team has been up to

Bev shared the link to the #LongLengthOfStay #WhereBestNext @ECISTNetwork webinar with Helen Bennett, Calum Macgregor and Kate Slater A great catch up. My take away messages: 1) Use your data don’t just collect it 2) Include and involve your therapy team when making #LLOS decisions.

Leadership and teams

Leaders need to make time to learn. Here's 20 new books that are due to be published in 2020 and have the potential to have a lasting impact on our leadership thoughts and actions. 

So many people are stuck in hierarchical 'parent-child' relationships at work, we need more 'adult-adult'. Read more here.

To continue, another reflection on why we create "parent-child" relationships in organisations.

High tolerance for ambiguity is a critical leadership skill in a complex environment. We have to seek out diverse views and make sense of things through connections with others.

Some people think "being political" in an organisation is a negative thing. However, political skills are really important for change agents.

Social Influence 

Are you using social media to leverage experiential evidence for healthcare innovation and improvement? The New South Wales Clinical Innovation Unit is reaching across the globe to crowd source methods and approaches, click here to participate.


A strategy will only succeed if people see the same destination, believe in the plan and start moving in the same direction. Find out two fun ways to get your strategy off the ground.

People who experience a good relationship with their healthcare professional are more likely to engage in positive behaviour change. The power of deep-value- relationships in services and communities.