Apr 292015
 
Danny Antebi

Danny Antebi

In the wake of the Francis Report in England and Trusted to Care here in Wales, getting improvement and patient safety messages across to all healthcare staff is essential.

We need to communicate these both as national priorities and within individual health organisations. But doing it is a challenge.

Exploring the role of communications in quality improvement is a new paper from colleagues who were involved in the 1000 Lives Campaign. It describes the importance of large campaigns (in this case, a national campaign) and a framework for communications to support those initiatives.

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Jan 302015
 
Paul Gimson

Paul Gimson

Last week (19–23 Jan) I was in charge of the @1000LivesPlus Twitter account, tasked with sharing My Working Week with followers as part of something new we are trying on Twitter. The aim of the week was to give some insight into my role as National Primary Care Manager for 1000 Lives Improvement, to share perspectives on that work with the hope of creating better ongoing connections and collaborative working – no pressure then!

 

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Jan 172015
 
Andrew Cooper

Andrew Cooper

Next week, Paul Gimson (@pgimmo), our National Primary Care Manager will be tweeting from the 1000 Lives Improvement Twitter account (@1000LivesPlus); sharing his working week with our followers.

During the week, he’ll be highlighting particular areas of work; sharing his thoughts on the major issues facing primary care and inviting you to join in some topical and important conversations online.

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May 202014
 

Catherine Thomas reflects on the Creating Useable Content Learning Event, and some of the thoughts she left with.

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Image by N i c o l a used under a Creative Commons license.

I have had a burning desire to start blogging for some time, but didn’t know how to start.  Everyone does it, so it can’t be that hard, can it?  As if by magic, a flyer arrives in my inbox: The Creating Useable Content Learning Event – “ooh, good timing”, I thought. I am already in with the ‘in crowd’ when it comes to communicating online – I love Twitter, I have a Facebook account and am connecting with LinkedIn.  So what’s missing? Blogging is missing…

The main reason for wanting to blog was to link the 350 NHS PAs with other PAs around the world. The NHS PAs Network is the largest in Wales and one of the top 3 in the UK. PAs have a lot of information in their heads and it’s time to share that knowledge.

A packed programme arrives, which I didn’t think I would need half of – Infographics, what are they? David Bailey and Stephen Spielberg I’m not, so that’s the photos and videos workshops out.  How wrong I was. Continue reading »

May 092014
 
Andrew Cooper

Andrew Cooper

We recently launched the Ask about Clots campaign in Wales.

It aims to increase public awareness over the risk of developing a blood clot while in hospital. The health campaign’s simple message encourages individuals to ask about their personal risk so that they can be assessed and treated appropriately.

As we know, the major consideration for any campaign is what will actually engage people and motivate them to take the desired action?

In developing Ask about Clots, we focussed on three main areas which we believed were necessary to enable and encourage people to start asking! Continue reading »