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Tweets of the Week, 19th June 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).


We are proud to have supported the #OurChildrenTheirFuture virtual conference for more than 200 designated healthcare professionals for children this week. You can find more by reading the live Twitter thread, or you can read tweets by participants.


This week's virtual session focused on how Organisational Development can support wellbeing of our colleagues - catch up by watching the full session, or reading key highlights in the Twitter thread.

Next week's session will be about our the wellbeing of our LGBTQI+ colleagues. Find out more here.

If you are supporting health and care staff wellbeing, please take the time to answer this survey - you could win a coaching session with a wellbeing expert! More details are here and in the graphic below.


The importance of managing your energy, not your time articulated in this fab sketchnote by Hayley Lewis.

Time on your phone can recharge you, but it can also drain you! by Chibird art.

Equality and Diversity

A year ago, the Horizons team facilitated an inspirational event creating the conditions for BAME colleagues to thrive not just survive in nursing and midwifery. This visual minutes sketchnote captures the day's energy and passion.

As leaders who have made a commitment to address inequality & promote racial justice in the workplace, we have to be really good listeners. From @ImpactWales.

Here's a list of 10 practical & impactful things that NHS Boards & senior leaders can do to ensure faster progress to tackle workforce race discrimination.

Improvement and Change

In 2015, here were 14,000 responses from frontline NHS staff to the crowdsourcing project the Horizons team did with HSJ News to identify factors that create building blocks for change. In 2020 we're asking what factors made a difference during #Covid19. The answers were basically the same. 

Graphic by Hayley Lewis on the benefits of psychological safety.

If you're interested in improvement, joining the Q Community is a must. To apply, click here.


Often when we run big virtual sessions, we run them as "events", expecting people to listen for long periods & their attention drifts. Helen is increasingly using a "soft start": getting people into small group discussions right at the beginning.

Helen shared this piece from Twitter friends in Denmark about how to make home working sustainably tolerable. We could all do with some hygge.

Learning & Development

The Open University is offering 50 scholarships for unpaid carers to study with them for free: apply by 31 July for 2020/1 or 2021/2.

Sign up to this free webinar, applying ideas from Donella Meadows to the aftermath of Covid 19.

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