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NHS Change Day

NHS Change Day is a single day of collective action to demonstrate how small changes can have a big impact. 

On the 13 March 2013, NHS Change Day brought together the individual creativity, energy and innovative thinking of thousands of NHS staff from across clinical and non-clinical areas of work, in a single day of collective action to improve care for patients, their families and their carers.

Change Day is a grassroots initiative devised and drvien by new young and emerging clinical and managerial leaders from primary and secondary care across the NHS in England, who want to make this call to action the single largest simultaneous improvement event in the NHS.

An ambitious programme of activities, it aimed to galavanise and engage the frontline in the process of improvement through individuals and teams pledging to make a change in their practice which will improve patient experience and / or clinical outcomes by spreading and adopting best practice and championing innovation. 

The idea of NHS Change Day was to create a mass movement of people working in the NHS demonstrating the difference they can make - by one simple act - and proving that large scale improvement is possible in the NHS.

How did it work?

As part of the single day of action, organisations and individuals were asked to make pledges on the NHS Change Day website to capture the simple act that would make a big difference.

NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group's Public Engagement Manager, Rebecca Patel pledged the following: 

"I pledge on a weekly basis to enable staff within NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group to think about how they have helped a patient this week"

As commissioners, we are far removed from the patient journey, in that we are not in daily contact with patients, carers and their families. However,  everything that we do, does make a difference to our population. NHS Change Day has enabled us to evidence how we are making a difference to our local population and to think differently in terms of the impact of our work.

NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG examples

The video below gives three examples of how NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG have helped the communities which we serve:

We have collated our pledges for the week commencing the 23rd September to see what common themes have emerged which have resulted in the following word cloud: 

Highlights

Look at how our staff have helped our population this week:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further Information

An interim report of NHS Change Day has now been released, entitled "A difference a day makes....." and NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group are mentioned within this report.

You can download the interim report here

 

One day during which the collective energy, creativity and ideas of thousands of NHS staff, and those who support the NHS, in all areas of work and  right across the country, will demonstrate how one simple action or new idea can make a difference and improve care for patients,  their families and their carers.      - See more at: http://www.changemodel.nhs.uk/pg/cv_blog/content/view/33335/42298?cindex=9#sthash.V3CH83yO.dpuf
One day during which the collective energy, creativity and ideas of thousands of NHS staff, and those who support the NHS, in all areas of work and  right across the country, will demonstrate how one simple action or new idea can make a difference and improve care for patients,  their families and their carers.      - See more at: http://www.changemodel.nhs.uk/pg/cv_blog/content/view/33335/42298?cindex=9#sthash.V3CH83yO.dpuf