#Hellomynameis Kate Pound and I’m on a secondment as a Transformation Fellow in the Horizons Group at NHS Improving Quality. My substantive role is Quality Improvement Lead at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH). I started nursing aged 16 as a Cadet Nurse at Grimsby Hospital and went on to complete my training at Bristol doing a BSc Hon in nursing, and then my advanced nursing and MPhil at Nottingham. I specialise in rehab nursing, which includes older people and those who have suffered strokes, and have a passion for discharge planning. I think you can make such a difference to people’s quality of life and outcomes by getting it right first time. At Nottingham I have led many large change programmes, including the emergency pathway redesign and imaging pathways. As a transformation fellow I lead two large programmes of work; The School for Health and Care Radicals and Change Challenge, which was a joint project with the Health Service Journal and the Nursing Times.



December: Empowering people to be heard and helping leaders to listen as part of creating the #AHPsMandate

Across England, Allied Health Professions have co-created a vision of how, with collective action, our nation will be different if all AHPs are used effectively in the health, social and wider care system. In England, AHPs comprise 12 professional groups; art therapists, drama therapists, music therapists, chiropodists/podiatrists, dietitians, occupational therapists, orthoptists, prosthetists and orthotists, paramedics, physiotherapists, […]

Building and aligning energy for change – A review of published and grey literature, initial concept testing and development

We are delighted to make this important review of literature and practice on “energy for change” available to healthcare leaders. This is the first of a series of resources that we are sharing, which we hope will help leaders ignite and fan the flames of energy for change and thereby achieve their health and healthcare improvement goals more quickly, […]

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