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Tweets of the Week, 24 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).


Our next wellbeing virtual session will be on the 12th August but until then please do have a look at the wealth of information during our previous sessions. Our last session was around learning from the Invictus Games Foundation, watch a summary of the session below.


Brian shared that he thought our colleague Diane's blog was well worth the read! Find out more aboutlocal adaptability of innovation here.

The blogs form part of a series & have sparked a lot of conversation on twitter, read more below.


Many are psychologically struggling at the moment: not sure we in the UK are impacted so much by the 'heat' of summer, by the uncertainty of the future certainly wears on our mental health

Social Influence

"...danger of cancel culture is that ultimately the one thing it may succeed in cancelling is freedom of speech itself." Great post by @thatchamdad

Diversity and Inclusion

Great learning shared by Danny Hughes around using a transcript app whilst wearing a mask, watch below:

This article applies systems principles to attacking racial inequality & injustice. We can’t focus actions solely at the point in the system where problems manifest. To create wide-scale,lasting change, we must intervene deeper in the system.


Mentorship is important to develop and support the next generation of leaders. Research from Kellogg School suggests that it's not about creating 'mini-mes',it works best when there is diversity between mentor and mentee.

A lovely sketchnote from Tanmay Vora on humble leadership which links to this blog.

COVID-19 and Recovery

What's next in quality & safety in healthcare? Key ways that health & care organisations are responding to/learning from Covid19. Texas Children's is applying it like this.

The #Covid19 response shows that the best ideas often come from people who think differently across our organisations, not just senior leaders. Helen shared that she is inspired by the NASA Pirates group, find out more here.

The Nightingale Hospital in London was deliberately set up as a learning system. A legacy we can take from covid19 response. Setting up a formal learning system is a powerful way to do this if it's implemented well.

There is a lot of discussion on how we keep learning beyond #Covid19. Yet many of the best-known models about learning, eg "learning styles" or "the learning pyramid" are highly suspect. A free ebook that's full of insights on learning.

To transition to new ways of working beyond #covid19, we must help our teams/colleagues to feel hopeful

A collection of inspiring quotations for the era of the covid19 pandemic.


The pandemic has created a need for us to create innovative ways to interact virtually our colleague Bev Matthews shares how we are using JamBoard to interact during our virtual sessions

When we're working virtually (& physically distant from the site of the problems we want to solve) we think about them more abstractly, meaning we can do better brainstorming. How to brainstorm remotely

Helen shared that she is exhausted by hour after hour in front of a home laptop screen. Behaviourists say to do this long term we need more "burstiness": bursts of fast communication followed by periods of silence

Remote working due to #Covid19 is forcing us to think about work boundaries like never before. Having poor boundaries means we’re at the mercy of other people’s needs & we lose control over our own work & results. How to set work boundaries


Within public service, measuring innovation performance isn't a common practice, but it should be. How do we measure innovation in the public sector? This excellent article has some great links.