NWAS Library and Knowledge Service have created a useful guide to take you though the basics of building a research profile using social media, how to maximise your impact, and the tools you can use to assess your impact. You can find it at: https://www.networks.nhs.uk/nhs-networks/nwas-library-and-information-service/guides/a-guide-to-using-social-media-for-research-purposes/view
The August/September issue of NWAS Library and Knowledge Service's Current Awareness Update, HR and OD, is available now! Please see below for a downloadable copy:
We're delighted to share with you a copy of Cumbria Learning and Improvement Collaborative's Second Annual Report.
The report summarises our highlights from April 2015 to March 2016 – a year which has seen important developments on many fronts, along with further progress being made in growing CLIC as a resource for all health and social care staff.
In continuing to drive a positive transformation in health and social care, our learning and improvement collaborative focused efforts in its second year on maintaining the evolving ethos and supporting: the emergent Bay Learning and Improvement Collaborative (‘BLIC’ – our sister organisation); the building of capacity in both the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust (NCUHT); the Success Regime; and the development of NHS Cumbria CCG and its members in General Practice.
The report again describes many of CLIC’s activities with some key milestones and achievements, and most importantly, it celebrates what health and social care staff have accomplished.
Their idea was to create a mass movement of National Health Service (NHS) staff demonstrating the difference they can make by one simple act, proving that large-scale improvement is possible.
Change Day occurred in a context in which the NHS was under great financial, organisational and reputational strain (so no change there then…) This combination of factors create a climate in which NHS staff were under internal pressure and negative external scrutiny. NHS Change Day 2013 connected with that moment, providing an opportunity to transform anger or frustration into constructive action.
The most significant learning from NHS Change Day is that change of this kind is possible; the most significant impact is that tens of thousands of staff have now had the experience of taking part in collective action for change. In 2014 and 2015 Change Day successfully built on these foundations. Now, in 2016 Change Day is Changing – and that’s a fact…
FabChangeDay 2016 will be taking place on Wednesday 19 October 2016!
FabNHSStuff is privileged to be working with and supporting the brilliant team of ‘hubbies” to make FabChangeDay 2016 even bigger and better and reach more people. A time to put ideas into action in a year of supporting and sharing that action.
There are currently 12 established campaigns running for Fab Change Day 2016. These campaigns have all arisen from the grassroots, created by staff, patients, carers, care workers, members of the public. Many started as pledges in previous years. Change Day also encourages you to create a campaign of your own if that is something you would like to pledge to. All change is good and anyone can come up with great ideas.
For more information on the campaigns running in 2016 please click here.
This year, Change Day has a new way of collecting pledges, promises and ideas. They're delighted to introduce the Fab Change Day App – an easy to use application that enables you to create a change pledge that you can share on social media and print.
The app has been designed with ease of use in mind. It will ask who you are and a bit about what you do and where you work. This will enable Change Day to keep in contact with you, give you any help you might need and connect you with people who might be working to the same goals. Click here to access the app and make your personal pledge today!
To find out more about Fab Change Day, visit it's dedicated website: http://fabnhsstuff.net/fabchangeday/