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Tweets of the Week, 3 July 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).


The next #Caring4NHSPeople wellbeing community meeting will be on 8th July will be about Preparing for Recovery, where we will look to share knowledge and inspiration by learning from the Invictus Games Foundation. We will welcome speakers including David Wiseman, Michelle Partington, Dr Sonya Wallbank, and Em Wilkinson-Brice. Joining details are available here.

If you have taken part in any of the previous #Caring4NHSPeople sessions to date, Zarah and Leigh would love to here from you in a short video reflection. Head here for more information about how to contribute.

Uncertainty / Covid

Helen probed some perspectives on the Covid period regarding how we perceive certainty...

...and 'normality'.

Likewise, being able to coach people through periods of uncertainty is a key skill for leaders. This article Helen shared shares the concept of a REACH model for facilitating how to do this.


Working at home has certainly led to increased reflections on both productivity and wellbeing. A "behavioural productivist" is a term for someone who combines these two for maximum effect. See this article for further explanation.

Likewise an obsession with productivity can be problematic. Helen shared this insight from a Havard Business Review article which resonated with lots of people on Twitter this week.

On the topic of change, Helen shared this set of slides on the "Jobs To Be Done" theory, helpful for people looking to make change but are constrained by their existing life-situation.
Life After Lockdown, a new report from @BritishRedCross has "identified a series of common challenges exacerbating loneliness; a lack of meaningful contact, a reduction of informal and formal support, & increased anxiety."

Black Lives Matter

It's extremely important that we don't let the momentum of the #BlackLivesMatter falter as other stories start to populate the news. If you haven't already, check out this interview with Zarah and Kathryn from Horizons on lessons for public service leadership from #BlackLivesMatter.


Kathryn is taking part in Future Vision's leadership course this year along with a whole host of other leaders from the public and charity sectors. We're looking forward to hearing her reflections and insights from this!

Systems and Networks

Systems change and network development are among some of our favourite interest areas in Horizons. June Holley is making some of her resources on both of these things available free of charge. Head to this link for this fantastic offer!

For more information on the power of networks and to understand why June's resources above are so useful and powerful, see this beautifully illustrated video that Leigh shared.


Last weekend Helen spoke at a global virtual summit bringing together a hugely diverse group of people working in healthcare. It was open to everyone, and you can watch it back here. The event was run by trainee clinicians and students.
The summit was held on a platform called "hopin" which offers an alternative to zoom and Teams with a beautiful aesthetic. One to keep an eye out for in our #VirtualCollaborate programme.
See Helen's slide deck from her talk here.


Covid does and will continue to mean virtual working. See this Havard Business Review article that Helen shared with more tips about virtual working for the 'long haul'.

And finally...

The use of face coverings has uncertainty for many people. See Julie Woodard's great illustration to support people in any doubt.