Horizons Team

Who are we?

We are a team of 12 people who currently work within the NHS in England; supporting frontline staff to do their jobs better.

We are about to take a big step forward and spin out from the NHS to become an independent Community Interest Company (CIC), with a social mission, collectively owned by our staff.

Our mission:

We positively impact people’s lives by building a generation of transformational leaders who together can tackle the biggest challenges in health, care and beyond.

History shows us that the great social movements get their energy by growing a distributed leadership for change.

We want to play our part in creating leaders everywhere who can respond creatively, continually innovate and stimulate new and disruptive approaches to improve the health and care system.

Our team

Our team comes from a variety of backgrounds. Roughly half have previously worked in the NHS and the rest come from the public, private and charity sectors.  What connects us as a team are our values, vision and versatility.

We seek to be transformational leaders, who break the mould from the traditional management and leadership styles in public services.

Click here to meet the team.

Our Manifesto

Scan to find the best // partner with the best // learn from the best // understand the reality of tough and complex environments for change // be social and use social methods // focus on delivery and outcomes // support emergent, as well as managed, change // help build capability to change // reduce the risks in change // support real world ‘proof of concept’ testing and scaling // think about sustainability right from the start // work across whole systems // be agile and responsive.

Find out more about our plans to become a CIC here:  http://theedge.nhsiq.nhs.uk/horizons/

Click here to view – Horizons Brochure


Transforming healthcare through social media

This session highlights innovators, clinicians, patients and digital collaborators who are using social media to improve patient care


Hack the future. How can hackathons change health and care for the better?

Heard about ‘Hacks’ but unsure how they can help you? Expert Perry Timms and Iain Hennessey, Head of Innovation at Alder Hey Hospital discuss how hack methods can energise improvement


Game on! Using gamification to engage and motivate change.

Shari McKeown from the British Columbia Patient Safety & Quality Council, Canada shows how using games can build energy, engagement and sustainability for change.