Participatory co-design leads to redesign

Helen In this blog post I am going to share the approach that we have taken to transforming secondary care outpatient (also known as ‘planned care’) follow-up in our local health system. We are experiencing increasing demands on our services, with an aging population often presenting with complex co-morbidities and the impact from the wider …

The knowing-doing gap

Curiosity and a sense on incredulity occurred when I first read the statistics that essentially said that it takes on average 17 years before evidence of what works makes it into practice and that those that do are merely a slither from the tip of the iceberg – so many great things, things with potential …

I’m a Firewalker a twisted Firewalker

Guest Blogger: Emma Bewes – an awesomely brave change leader Photo by Joshua Newton on Unsplash If I asked you to walk on fire how many of you would actually go ‘hell yeah?” Not many, in fact most people would (did and still do) say are you mad?. What is it that stops most of …

Trial and much error!

Helen and Chris: In this blog post we are starting to share with you the lessons that we learnt around the flexible use of communication styles, dialogue and messages utilised, through trial and much error, to engage multi-disciplinary, multi-organisational and multi-community groups of people to buy into our vision and commit to join us in …

Part two ‘Passing a Movement Forward’

Helen: Therein started a series of seemingly endless briefing papers project plans, business cases and presentations to boards and groups of siloed people.  As an aside, we are more than happy to share any of these documents to those of you who may wish to emulate our model and intend to load as many as …

Passing a Movement Forward

Helen Davies-Cox It was back in 2014 that I first came across an interview with the then new Chief Executive of NHS England ‘Simon Steven’s’. When asked about the challenges ahead for the health of the population and how the NHS needs to respond, he referred to the need to create a  “social movement for …

You are very welcome.

This our first foray into the blogging world, where we intend to describe and demonstrate what it takes to architect and deliver change that makes a real difference to people, organisations, communities and most importantly you. The blogs will be mainly written by us, Helen or Chris, but we will occasionally publish guest blogs from …