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Welcome to The Edge, a free social platform committed to finding, sharing, curating and creating the boldest and most innovative new ideas in health & care.

We’ve created an explorable library of content designed to incite and inspire fresh thought: new ways of solving old problems; news ways of realising potential; new ways of making change happen.

The Edge is not a library that asks people to keep their voices down. Ours is fuelled by engagement, participation and community; by discussion, debate and visions for the future. It’s designed to be a vibrant, noisy and radical place.

So, regardless of your role, seniority or special areas of interest, if you’re engaged in developing health and care in a progressive and positive way, sign up today and become part of The Edge community.

Explore, read, like, comment, post and see if we don’t start to make a difference.

The Edge is brought to you by the Horizons Group of NHS England. The Horizons Group is a small team that uses radical thinking to explore change and transformation in health and care. It aims to support colleagues in health and care to think differently about how effective change practice can lead to better outcomes for patients.


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