NHS Change Day - 3rd March
The first NHS Change Day on March
13th 2013 was unprecedented. It was a 'game changer' that provided
the amazing grassroots momentum so many staff, patients
and people working with the NHS needed.
NHS Change Day served to harness
the passion, drive, commitment and innovation that we see every
single day from staff. It used the power of shared purpose to give
us the boost to challenge the status quo and try
something simple but different to improve patient care.
As one frontline staff member put
it: "What was different about Change Day and the reason I was
inspired to get involved is that it used the passion and drive of
staff to make a difference."
Last year a single tweet sparked a staff-inspired social
movement that saw people take collective action and in doing so
make 189,000 pledges. It was a proud
moment. This year our goal is for 500,000
There are some fantastic stories on this website about the
improvements that have been made as a result of Change Day. Many
are still having a positive impact on individual practice,
improving care for patients.
That's because Change Day is not just about a single day
of action. It's about making the changes that matter in every day
practice - reminding ourselves of why we do what we do.
No matter how big or small the pledges were - from a clinician
trying a child's medicine to understand how it tasted to a
receptionist promising to smile more - they gave us all a focus and
reinforced our belief in the values of the
Every one of us has a stake in keeping it that way - now
and in the future. NHS Change Day 2014 promises to build on
the amazing achievements to date. It will see many thousands more
people passionate about great patient care pledging to make a
difference, sharing what they do and inspiring others to do the
Anyone can make a pledge today. It's
personal to you.
- Those who use the NHS, we ask you to join us
- Those who see a better way but don't feel they have the power
or permission to make it happen, we ask you to join with
like-minded people and ignite the spirit of collective
- Those who are leaders, we are asking you to use your
authority to support us - by being an inspiration to others
and empowering them to change
We ask everyone to embrace the energy of Change Day on March 3rd
2014 and to PLEDGE, SHARE,
DO andINSPIRE. To make the NHS the best
is can be.
Let's do something better and courageous together. It's time for
NHS Change Day 2014 to begin.