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Tweets of the Week, 22nd May 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).


If you have any experience of, or ideas about, trauma & orthapaedic, rheumatology &/or MSK services, how they've changed during the Covid19 response &/or how we build in what we've learnt in the future please add your ideas here. You can also comment on/add to ideas that have already been posted.


This week's #Caring4NHSPeople wellbeing webinar was about psychological support, including learning from the Ebola crisis. You can catch up by watching the session recording; you can also read the live tweeting thread.
Next week's webinar will be about the scope of support available within the national health and wellbeing offer. Joining details will be available here.
A brilliant sketchnote by Anna Geyer detailing points around COVID-19 and the impact on BAME colleagues. A recent #Caring4NHSPeople webinar focused on listening to and supporting BAME colleagues: watch the recording here.
Don't be afraid of failure - be afraid of not trying. Fab sketchnote by Hayley Lewis about learning from failure based on work by Amy Edmondson, who also spoke about this in a recent #Caring4NHSPeople webinar.


This week the Horizons team supported a session on our ambulance colleagues' mental health and wellbeing. To find out more read the live tweeting thread, or the recording will be available here.
The session was inspired by this powerful video where four ambulance service colleagues share their powerful testimonies about living with a mental health issue, from AACE.


Well-intended social media posts implore people experiencing problems with their mental health to reach out to their friends. Instead, we need to reach out to them - and listen. Let's make supporting one another a regular practice: a great blog post by our very own Leigh.

There's lots of posts on Twitter about the amazing learning opportunities during Covid19. We can't expect everyone to "Make the most of lockdown".

The theme of this year's #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek is kindness. Being kind to others is brilliant but we must remember to show the same to ourselves.
"Turning adversity into opportunity" by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. Six actionable strategies to strengthen resilience & fully engage people during uncertain times. Part 1&Part 2.

In the midst of the Covid pandemic, we're in a state of "liminality": somewhere between a past that's gone & an uncertain future. It's also a great time to think about your future career/direction.

Insightful blog by Ann Marie Cannaby, Chief Nurse of Royal Wolverhampton Hospital talking mental health awareness.
A brilliantly creative idea from Dr. Paul Taylor-Pitt, using Lego bricks to signify what boosts or depletes your personal energy battery during the day.Hobbies like baking, puzzles or crafting help us thrive during lockdown because they let us take a project from beginning to end. Helen shared that in the first six weeks she made a quilt, now she is sewing a dress.


When all you have is Zoom or MS Teams, every work-from-home-office looks like an endless face-to-face video call. However, the problem might not be Zoom or Teams. The problem might be the meetings.
How we can apply techniques from improv comedy to improve our virtual meetings: six tools to try.
When hosting a virtual its good practice to start with some form of a check-in. We do need to understand how everyone is feeling & to build a sense of connection.For those at "advanced" level in virtual facilitation and event design: Peter Vander Auwera has invented the "ambition cube" for balancing the trade offs in the various components of virtual event design.
How to own the room when there is no room - how to be a brilliant virtual speaker.


A core part of the #PerceptionsOfMidwifery programme is about inspiring future generations to consider #midwifery as a first choice career option. As the schools are currently closed the #MidwiferyAmbassadors have been creative with joining #virtual careers sessions.

Learning and Improvement 

Helen will be speaking at this virtual session on sustainable leadership lessons from lockdown on Tuesday 26 May with Jackie Taylor, Jason Leitch and Michael West.
The awesome Emma Challans Chair of Proud2bOps network is helping us to develop national improvement work. Join us next Wednesday 27th May for a virtual session on how Ops and #QI are leading Covid19 response with AQuA and University of Manchester and the Q Community. Join via @proud2bops.
During the Covid19 response, many quality improvement (QI) & patient safety initiatives have been "hibernated" and people who work in QI redeployed to other roles. Now is time to bring back QI, it has a critical role to play.The Q community is convening a virtual session on the NHS roll-out of outpatient video consultations. Fantastic case study from Alka Ahuja on work in Wales.Everyone who leads change needs to be able to coach. We can't change others, people have to change themselves. Have a look at Andy Buck's new book on the BASIC coaching method for free, plus podcasts and lots of additional resources.
Captured in a graphic:  Helen's session for the Virtual Design School drawn in animation by @confdood.

And Finally...

Is this an accurate picture of your daily life at present?

How is May 2020 feeling for you? Thought-provoking graphic from @semi_rad.