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Tweets of the Week, 21st February 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).

What the team has been up to this week...

Our colleague Leigh shared hers and her baby boy Hugo's journey and story with us. We are so proud to have Leigh in our team, she is an inspiration to us all.  #HugosLegacy

Helen has been announced as one of the Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020.

Our colleague Olly took over the @nhs twitter account last week, he shared his story and experience of congenital heart defect as part of #CHDAwarenessWeek

On Tuesday the Horizons team were in London supporting a Health and Wellbeing Collaborative Accelerated Design Event

On Wednesday Sasha, Ian , Tom and Lynsey were in Birmingham to facilitate the Development Exchange event. The day focused on bringing about change through the use of the dynamic NHS Development Exchange platform. It was a great opportunity to come together to offer thoughts and perspectives and to discuss how important it is to make time to learn and develop.

Menwhile Helen was facilitating a masterclass for the Sir Peter Carr Awards.

On Thursday, Sasha, along with other Horizons colleagues, was  with the EOLC Community speaking about how to minimise use of CHC fast-track.


This week involved #RandomActsOfKindnessDay, this sketchnote has some brilliant ideas for random acts of kindness which don't take long and won't cost you a penny.

Productivity and effectiveness

When we're in high stakes situation, we think we have to cater to the interest of the people we want to impress. It pays to be yourself.

Five ways to stop procrastinating 

Spread and Innovation

Diane shared an interesting talk and blog that offers guide posts for those interested in spreading innovation and improvement. #nhsSpread

Leadership and Teams

Helen shared her highlights of working out loud. 

Leaders pay a lot of attention to avoiding bad things. Change leaders need social support and mechanisms to stay optimistic to stop negativity sinking our organisations.

How much do teams the mostley work virtually need to meet face-to-face?

A great blog by a company CEO who who comissioned network analysis to understand the 'shadow organisation chart'. As CEO he didn't even make the top ten of influences.

A new article from Ashridge Executive Education sets out eight research-based lessons on how to foster compassion in the workplace.


Helen shared one of her favourite sites for powerful tools to support change,we are co creative.

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