Helen Bevan's Tweets of the Week: April 6, 2017

Horizons Chief Transformation Officer Helen Bevan is an influential Twitter user. Her feed, followed by tens of thousands of users, curates a wealth of insights, knowledge, and information about transformation in health and care from other thought leaders across the world.


  1. The Horizons team has been working in partnership with the Academy of Fabulous NHS Stuff to create a year of action in health and care.

  2. At the Doathon event in January 2017 staff from Trusts across the country got together to identify actions in five key areas (dementia; sepsis; patient experience; home first; and leadership) that anyone can do. The report, actions, and toolkit can be downloaded for free through the links below.

  3. From the leadership section: 10 things that Fab leaders do!

  4. Collaboration is what you DO, not what you say. Brilliant blog and graphic!

  5. The key to high-performing teams is...being nice. Google recently made this discovery:

  6. The good news is being nice is something we can all do to make our environments a good place to work and live in.

  7. Respectful behaviour - being nice - is important in the workplace (and everywhere!)

  8. How good are your manners in the workplace? Take this quiz to find out.

  9. One of the questions in the civility quiz is about whether you listen to others - if this is something you struggle with, this may help:

  10. Eliminate drama from the workplace: here's how:

  11. When run well, leadership briefings have tremendous power to boost employee performance by helping them do three things: to understand strategy and how their work connects to it, to access information, tools, and people that can help them do their jobs, and to build peer networks.

  12. People don't resist change: they resist being changed. More evidence for the power of doing things with people, not to them.

  13. Values in organisations: alignment means that people are supporting the general direction, but not everyone has to agree on every detail - there is room for thought diversity.