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Change Day every day


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Friday, 15 March 2013

Change Day every day

The veteran blogger Roy Lilley was moved to issue a second "get one free" missive yesterday in tribute to the success of NHS Change Day.

Two cheers for his observation that the day not only far exceeded its organisers’ expectations but was an example of a grassroots movement, the sort of very nearly spontaneous activism of which government departments now heartily approve. (If only spontaneity could be a little better planned, authorised in advance and regulated to ensure the right balance of risk and innovation.)

A further cheer for Mr Lilley’s mockery of the top brass straining to take the credit as the flash bulbs and alcohol-free champagne corks popped.

The NHS’s Red Nose Day? Let’s hope not. Rather than channel the energy and enthusiasm of Change Day into an annual event, let’s take a collective pledge to make not waiting for permission, edicts or overarching strategic plans our normal behaviour.

With Change Day every day there would be no need for endless attempts to re-engineer the system and the "culture" - the condition blamed for everything wrong with the NHS - would take care of itself.

aitken.petri@btinternet.com says:
Mar 15, 2013 10:04 AM
With polititians changing their minds on a daily basis, they should not at the same time be allowed to change their pants. Cumulative change would then be marked by the smell from their underpants as the irrelevance and damaging effects of inappropriate changes become evident.
jpatterson says:
Mar 15, 2013 10:28 AM
Mark - an interesting and innovative theory and one that suggests a new use for comic red noses: as essential protection for the senses.
vidhya.mohan@asph.nhs.uk says:
Mar 21, 2013 10:49 AM

Being one single organisation we are under the canopy of NHS, is there any IT training departments already ready with Microsoft Office 2010 training documentation would like to share with other trust IT training departments.

This saves quiet lot of time for members of each IT training departments across NHS spending their valuable time in designing documentation while they could spend their valuable time on clinical system trainings.