Welcome to issue 13 of The Edge.

The Edge is a website that brings together the latest ideas and knowledge about change.

It makes sense of this information and presents it to you so you can use it to provide even better health and care services.

We launched the site a year ago and quickly realised that some times things work and some times they don’t. So over the past year, we have been working with our readers to make The Edge even better.

We are trying to make it a place where people can easily connect with others to share their ideas, and experience about making change happen in health and care.

We may not have it quite right yet, but this is a work in progress and we need you to tell us how we can improve it. So get in touch with us by emailing us and let us know what you think.

The focus of this issue is about co-creation, looking at how we can come together to find shared solutions.

We’ve been applying the ideas of co-creation to redesign The Edge and working with other organisations to figure out what works.

In the issue, Kate Pound comments on a TedTalk by Lina Colucci about why we should all hack medicine. She draws links to a recent event that she took part in at Nottingham University Hospitals where 30 staff came together to come up with ways to improve care for older people.

Another highlight for me is a piece from ePatient Dave. He discusses how the internet is changing patients roles. In his short video, he describes his experience of co production between himself and his oncologist. Alison Cameron has provided commentary on this piece and shares her own personal experience about how at times, social media has been a source of support. You can read more about this in the article titled: “E-patient Dave enters the Healthcare Internet Hall of Fame.”

As a team and with our partners, we are exploring how we go about change and how this is changing. We’re looking at different methods of change and speaking to people who have used these in health and care situations.

We are focusing on the outcomes they provide.

In late January, we are running a free 24 hour online event to discuss how change is changing.

WE will bring together people to share their stories about how they have used different or new techniques of change in practice.

Running alongside the broadcast we will have a series of rapid problem solving events called hackathons. The broadcast is called the NHS Transformathon and you can find out more about this on the Transformathon page on The Edge.

 

So please… Take some time to read a few pieces on The Edge and let us know what you think.

Bookmark the NHS Transformathon page and visit it to receive updates about the schedule

And finally follow the #NHSTform to keep in touch about the work that we are going to feature over the upcoming months.

Well this has been my first ever video editorial blog so I hope you enjoyed watching as much as I enjoyed making it.

Happy reading.

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