Anyone who wants to bring about change has to be ready to break the rules. But in health and social care, that can be really difficult. The art of rocking the boat while staying in it is something it seems no-one is ready to help you learn.
That’s where the School for Health and Care Radicals (SHCR) comes in. Brought to you by NHS Horizons Group, the School is entirely online, free, backed by the world’s largest health organisation: the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), and is a platform for radicals to learn together, using powerful, guided learning which also qualifies for Continuing Professional Development points.
The 2016 term of the School for Health and Care Radicals was a free five week virtual learning programme for change activists in health and social care.
If you’ve been frustrated by having to navigate stifling hierarchies to get the changes you know are needed, or criticised for being a dissenter, disruptive or even divisive, then the School is for you. It’s more than just a school — it’s a platform for learning, and a community of people like you. You can read more in our FAQs.
The School term for 2016 has now ended. To view the Graduation Ceremony; please click here
Being a health and care radical: change starts with me This first module invites you to continue your journey as a change agent and offers some new ways of thinking about how you work to effect change. The module highlights learning from some of the most effective change agents across the globe, explores the differences […]School for Health Care Radicals false
From me to we: creating connections and building communities The golden rule for change activists is: ‘You can’t be a radical on your own’. This module gives us an understanding of the power of working together by exploring communities of practice and social movements. We identify techniques for connecting with our own and others’ values […]School for Health Care Radicals false
Rolling with resistance It is natural to resist change. Rather than seeing resistance as something negative, here we shift our perspective so that we see dissent, diversity and disruption as essential components of effective change. However, we need to build resilience in order to work effectively with resistance. This module offers some tools and techniques […]School for Health Care Radicals false
Making change happen This module will help us create and sustain the energy we need to make change happen. We will look at a number of practical ideas, tools and resources to help us change the way we do change. Agenda Why change efforts often fail to achieve their objectives What happens to large-scale change […]School for Health Care Radicals false
Moving beyond the edge As change agents we are aware that most effective change starts at ‘the edge’. This module will help us equip ourselves for our journey to the edge and beyond. Agenda Characteristics of transformational change agents ‘Being, Seeing and Doing’ as a health and care radical Some other models and theories ‘From’ […]School for Health Care Radicals false
Must admit that the Teresa’s title for the post was the thing that first grabbed my attention. Ticking the box of ‘quote from one of my favourite films’. Which got me thinking, how we can remember film quotes incorrectly to fit with our vision of the world. To prove that point here’s the exact film […]
This ambitious post seeks to harness the collective power of NHS staff, volunteers and patients as a social movement to bring about change. Lots of great ideas that will be explored in further posts. Worth a read, a debate and the foundations to build a social movement.
Joshua Macht explores a lecture given by Don Berwick, the former head of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. This offers a real insight into the history of quality improvement work with leaders such as Deming and updates to present day management of organisations. A good article to share with colleagues and see how you can […]