These are the slides for module one of The School for Health and Care Radicals, a five week virtual programme, designed to equip people across the health and care system with the core skills to improve their skills as change agents. It supports NHS Change Day 2014, the grassroots movement in which everyone who values the NHS can make a pledge of action to improve things for patients and the health and care system.
Big change only happens in health and care because of heretics and radicals: passionate people who are willing to take responsibility and work with others to make change happen. Being a radical isn't related to hierarchy or position and you don't have to work in the NHS or social care to qualify as one. Registrants to the school so far include patients and carers, students, senior leaders, improvement facilitators and clinical and care staff.
Starting on 31 January, there will be a live weekly web seminar which will be available to 'listen again', supported by a raft of other opportunities, including coaching and mentoring, virtual discussions and tweet chats, and an ever- expanding portal of useful resources.
The programme focuses on five modules over five weeks, 9:30 to 11:00 am GMT
• Friday 31 January: Being a health and care radical: change starts with me
• Friday 7 February: Forming communities: building alliances for change
• Friday 14 February: Rolling with resistance
• Friday 21 February: Making change happen
• Friday 28 February: Moving beyond the edge
We will run a tweetchat each Wednesday from 16:00 to 17:00 GMT, based on the content of the module from the previous Friday. A tweetchat is a facilitated conversation using Twitter. The hashtag we will use for the tweetchats is #SHCRchat. The dates for the tweetchats are:
• 5 February
• 12 February
• 19 February
• 26 February
• 5 March
There is no charge to join the School of Health and Care Radicals and it is open to all, whatever your role or level, and whether or not you work in the NHS. There will be additional learning materials and opportunities in addition to the web seminars but there is no set syllabus for learners to work through - you can join for as much or as little as you want.
More information: http://changeday.nhs.uk/healthcareradicals