Gulp, is that an ULP?

Helen: I am insatiably curious with a wonderlust for exploration – okay, so it’s got me into a few scrapes and interesting positions, but on the whole it has led to personal growth and a few tales of adventure to regale and amuse people with over dinner. What I have noticed though is that I …

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 …

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: Starting from the assertion that “The NHS belongs to the people” https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-nhs-constitution-for-england/the-nhs-constitution-for-england I was intrigued as to how we could harness the deeply ingrained and valued principles of the NHS Constitution into the ‘health as a social movement’ reality espoused by Simon Stevens in 2014.  Clearly some understanding about human psychology was needed to …

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 …