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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.

  • Five modules
  • Absolutely free
  • 14.30-16.00 GMT on Thursdays via an online webinar (all recorded and available on the resources page)
  • Handbook and study guides
  • Guided Social Learning
  • Use it how you want!
  • Meet fellow change agents from all over the world

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


Module Dates


Module 1

Being a health & care radical: change starts with me

04/02/2016

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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 […]

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Module 2

From me to we: creating connections and building communities

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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 […]

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Module 3

Rolling with resistance

18/02/2016

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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 […]

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Module 4

Making change happen

25/02/2016

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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 […]

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Module 5

Moving beyond the edge

03/03/2016

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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’ […]

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