These blogs were written by people who have attended the School for Change Agents in previous years, when it was called the School for Health and Care Radicals:

How to rock the boat and not end up shipwrecked: the School for Change Agents – Susan Macaulay
My friend Liz Lester is rebel with a cause. Like me, she’s a passionate dementia care advocate. Our shared passion is what connected us over a year ago. Even though she’s based in the UK and I’m in Canada, we’ve been growing our online friendship and exchanging ideas from either side of “across the pond” ever since……………

Will you fit in at the School for Radicals? – Jon Bryant
So you have no medical or care sector background or training but you want to engage with SHCR because you want to make difference and join in the conversation and learn about bringing about change….

#SHCR: An inspiring, free course that will help you change health care for the better – Elissa Campbell
When I first read Sonia’s post about the School for Health and Care Radicals (SHCR) a year ago, little did I know that I would be signing up for one of the most inspiring educational experiences of my ten years as a doctor, resulting in unexpected personal and professional growth….

My digital story – Kate Pound
In 1993 I qualified as a nurse, I had to work hard for 6 years to find what I believed to be the best job in the world, however it wasn’t long before I became disillusioned. I felt overwhelmed by the pressures, such as time and health inequalities. I had gone into nursing with my core values of always doing my best for patients and making a difference to improve their lives. I felt I was becoming disconnected from what was important to me, but I refused to let go.
In 1999 I qualified as an advanced nurse; this was a changing point for me in my life. I got a job at Nottingham University Hospitals and I started to connect with others who also had the same values and beliefs about wanting to make a difference. I had found hope!
My managers were supportive and inspired me, their leadership approach was relational not power. I had found a place where I could make a difference.
The big learning for me was the School for Health and Care Radicals where I was able to connect across the world with people with the same core values. This gave me energy and hope to keep on going.
This is my digital story

School for Health and Care Radicals – Hazel White
I’m not a health or care professional – but I often work with people who are, so in early 2015 I signed up for the School for Health and Social Care Radicals, run by NHS England’s Quality Improvement team.
The short online course helped me make connections in my thinking across Service Design and leadership: not being afraid of taking risks, trying ideas out and giving yourself, and others permission to fail………

Change starts with me – Hanna Lundstedt
Today I started up in a mass movement for improvement. Partisipant today in The school for health care radicals was 299!!! people at the same time oneline all over the World. In the top at this blog you se my drawing about this first model.

I’m filled with energy and love after this session today…

Hello my name is Wendy – Wendy McIntosh
Leading up to the School for Health & Care Radicals 2016 there was a suggestion that we choose three words to describe choices we make in the year ahead. The closest I got to three was:

Connect – to strengthen my weak ties, make new connections, initiate more conversations for change.
Show up – to bring more of myself to work. The creative side.  Embrace my vulnerabilities, have courage (if this resonates with you, you might like Brené Brown The Power of Vulnerability).
Let go – step out of the detail. Let those that can, do. Don’t stress so much.

Then I came across Jason Fox’s blog and video.



Have you taken part in the School for Health and Radicals and want to share you story?  If so please email