Tweets of the Week 26th August 2022

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Welcome to this edition of Tweets of the Week!

Hello and welcome! I’m Ani from the NHS Horizons team and I’ll be taking you through this edition of Tweets of the Week, your one stop shop to all things on improvement, wellbeing and updates across health and care. We’ll also be sharing updates on the fantastic work our team have been supporting this week.

This week we will also be including posts from our other social media platforms LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook, as well as Twitter. Be sure to follow our other platforms so that you can keep up to date with our posts! (Tip: to read an article or watch a video mentioned in a post, click on the blue text. To view the original post, click on the image).  

We hope you enjoy this edition, happy reading!


#SolvingTogether is now focusing on how people can be supported to leave hospital earlier in the day with the Heading #Home4Noon challenges! The question that we are hoping you can help with is: ‘What should always happen to ensure people go home from hospital earlier in the day and be heading #Home4Noon?’ 💬

Click here to get involved in the People challenge and the Organisations challenge!

#SolvingTogether is part of the 100 Day Discharge Challenge, which aims to support trusts and systems to adopt ten best practice initiatives to improve hospital discharge. NHS and social care staff can access a range of resources to help them implement the initiatives in their own organisation on a new dedicated challenge website. Join in on social media by sharing the 100 Day Discharge social media content from @NHSTransform, and using the hashtags #ImprovingDischarge and heading #Home4Noon.

What should always happen to help people go home from hospital earlier in the day and be heading #Home4Noon?

Check out the new Heading #Home4New Challenge on #SolvingTogether!

This challenge relates to the teams that have a role in discharging people who no longer need to be cared for in hospital. Click here to start sharing your ideas, thoughts and comments.

Thank you @KerryEMcGinty for sharing @LeighAKendall’s idea for the heading #Home4Noon Organisations challenge. Click here to read Leigh’s full idea and to share your thoughts! Do you think this could work?

This challenge relates to organisations and and professionals who deliver care and are responsible for discharging people who no longer need to be cared for in hospital to share how we can consistently help people to go home from hospital earlier in the day across England.

Have you had your say on the Heading #Home4Noon People challenge yet?

This challenge relates to people who receive care, their carers, friends and family to identify what should always happen for every person in hospital who is ready for discharge to be able to go home earlier in the day. Click here to start sharing your ideas, thoughts and comments on this challenge.

Here is a great idea @BevMatthewsRN shared that was posted on the Heading #Home4Noon Organisations challenge! Thank you Bev for giving us an example of why an idea like this is so important. See the original idea here and share your thoughts and comments.

Horizons Highlights

We are so excited that Ras Kahai who was previously a clinical associate with the NHS Horizons team has been shortlisted in the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion category for the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer Awards. Congratulations Ras!

Wonderful to see that Claire and Nina ended their Monday this week talking about complexity. If you’d like to find out about what they were discussing, click here.

Thank you @TomeUnderWords, @OHID & @Sport_England for highlighting the importance of physical activity and for moving us forward in creating changes in healthcare! The initiative that @TomeUnderWords, @OHID & @Sport_England are working on is based on the ‘wide-bridges’ change principles. Find out more about this by clicking here.


What an amazing achievement for the #StayandThrive community. Well done to everyone that was nominated for the Nursing Times Workforce Awards!

Top picks from the world of improvement

Working in partnership with people and communities is new statutory guidance for Integrated Care Boards, NHS trusts and foundation trusts and policy for NHS England. Read the guidance to find out more by clicking here.

Here Laura from the team has shared a useful framework that she has used to facilitate collective sense making. Click here to find out more.

Here is a useful resource that @HelenBevan shared earlier this week about the impact of having fewer meetings. Click here to read ‘Research Concludes: We Waste Our Time At Work’ for more insight on this topic.

Here is a great sketchnote shared by @happiness_hospital on receiving feedback and all of the impacts and benefits it can help lead to!

Are you interested in finding out how to lead without authority? Here is a useful resource that @HelenBevan shared ‘How to Influence Without Authority’. Click here to read the blog.

Are you interested in finding ways to help your team?

In the Tweet below, @HelenBevan has shared a useful guide – ‘A Manager’s Guide to Helping Teams Face Down Uncertainty, Burnout and Perfectionism. Click here to read the guide to learn more on how to support you team!

And finally….

Here is a really interesting and sustainable way that @HullHospitals maintain the land that they use for solar panels provide with the help of their woolly friend!.

Just in time for the bank holiday weekend, here is a useful tip from @Secambulance on how to prepare and plan ahead!

From all of us at NHS Horizons, we hope you have a great bank holiday weekend!