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NHS Change Day 2015

Up to 1.3 million health workers to change the NHS from the inside

From this week up to 1.3 million NHS staff across England will be taking action to make grassroots improvements to care, culminating in NHS Change Day on 11th March. Now in its third year, Change Day is a staff-led social movement. It gained 800,000 pledges in 2014, ranging from painting hospitals differently to clinical staff introducing themselves to patients by name. Patients, carers, social care workers and members of the public are also encouraged to take part.

The movement has gone international, with Change Days now taking place as far afield as Canada and Australia. NHS staff and members of the public will start to share their plans for change at http://changeday.nhs.uk/ as well as through their local NHS organisations.

Change Day and the campaign around it sees members of staff 'becoming the change they want to be', by making changes in their own work and inspiring each other to 'do something better, together'.

NHS Change day is all about the thousands of changes that workers on the front line know need to be done. People join the NHS because they are passionate about patient care - about saving lives and making things better.  Last year 800,000 people signed up to promise they would change things. This year we are asking each other - what is the change you are making?

Further details and case studies are available at http://changeday.nhs.uk/


General Information:

NHS Change Day is a collective grassroots initiative by NHS workers and others in England. It receives direct support from NHS Improving Quality, as well as from chief executives and senior leaders in more than 200 NHS organisations.

Early in March 2012, a group of front-line clinicians and NHS improvement leaders began to exchange ideas and a vision about how they could bring together staff across the NHS and its supporters in positive change and improvement.

The first NHS Change Day took place on 13th March 2013. It aimed to gain 65,000 pledges for action, 1,000 for each year of the NHS, making it the largest simultaneous improvement event in the organisation's history. The movement beat its target, registering 189,000 pledges.

In 2014 Change Day achieved 800,000 pledges. 

For 2015, the agenda has moved on from recording pledges to recording action which has been taken.