I was going to call this post “Don’t worry about the slashed training budget…. Send your people to NHS Hackdays and get them trained for free…”. However that gives the wrong message and would send some Organisational Development Professionals into a bit of a ‘tail spin’. The idea doesn’t quite fit with conventional thinking. The […]
Cardiff NHS Hackday 2015 – A Wales Coastal Path Pitch
This weekend sees the return of the Cardiff NHS Hackday and I’m going to make the plunge. Last year I was an interested observer, and produced a few posts about what happened (available here). This year I’m hoping to make a pitch. This might be a completely daft idea, so I’m testing it here first, what […]
Better Learning from Quality Improvement Audits. NHS Hackday Cardiff #nhshd
Here’s another live post from the NHS Hackday in Cardiff. More detail on what the hackday is about can be found in this post. Other material from the day can be found through Twitter under the hashtag #nhshd. This is an idea from Doctors Conrad Lee (@ckwl1) and Michael George (@drmgeorge87) around how you could make […]
NHS Hackday Cardiff #nhshd. Medical Student Work Based Placement Assessment Records
Here’s another live(ish) post from the Cardiff NHS Hackday. This sounds like a very neat solution for dealing with a mountain of paperwork, saving some processing time and valuable NHS resources. I’ve been sitting with Jon Hilton (@jonjhilton) who’s a medical student at St Georges’s University Hospital in London. As part of Jon’s training (like […]
Cardiff NHS Hackday #nhshd Live! Here’s a taster.
This weekend is the NHS Hackday in Cardiff that I’ve mentioned previously. We are about half way through Day 1 (having a very nice lunch). There is huge amount of material that’s being created over the weekend. Part of what we are doing is trying to share it as widely as possible, and here is a guest post […]
Hackdays and Co-Production. Should they involve more than ‘whoever turns up?’
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them” Albert Einstein. I know the picture is of Max Planck, there is a reason. You are probably fed up of seeing the Einstein quote, often stated as an instruction… ‘change the way you think!’. It may be just me, but sometimes it […]
Hackdays. The antidote to a clogged up system?
You must have heard the quotes that get rattled out in public services to encourage different ways of thinking? Often misquoted, they get attributed to to Albert Einstein (to add some credibility) and are generally along the lines of: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them” “Insanity: doing […]
Homologation, Rule Changes and Forcing Innovation
What is Homologation? A quick multiple choice test; The process for making fruit smoothies, The measurement of tree trunks at a saw-mill, or Approval being granted by an official body. Congratulations if you chose Number 3. Homologation is indeed the process of an official body (Government, Court of Law, Academic Body, Professional Institution, Industry Body etc) […]