Developing Effective Networks for Change and Improvement

NHS England’s Sustainable Improvement (SI) team is working in partnership with London South Bank University to offer a unique opportunity to benefit from a new online course, titled Developing Effective Networks for Change and Improvement (DEN4CI)

A report from the Health foundationHow to support the successful uptake of innovations and improvements in health care.

Tim Horton, John Illingworth, Will Warburton 

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Welcome to the Source4Networks October Highlights newsletter, bringing you the latest in the world of networks for health and care.

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  Event date: Monday, 12th Nov, 2018
  Start time: 15:00 pm
  End Date: 12 Nov 2018

 12th November 2018 - 3pm-4pm

A webinar led by acclaimed change leader Dr Helen Bevan on the role that networks can play in delivering effective leadership in today’s health and care landscape.

The social sector has a lot to learn from the innovation network that has emerged from the post-thanksgiving global giving movement.  An interesting international paper which covers social movements and networks ith purpose.

Asha Curran

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Report of the National Advisory Group on Health Information Technology in England

Robert M. Wachter MD

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Interim report Dr Eric Topol

The report demonstrates what is required to deliver the digital healthcare agenda.

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Published in October 2018 the Department of Health report looks at a range of issues related to digital health including networks to drive change.

Carol Read RN/MSc

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The McKinsey report highlights that to build and lead an agile organization, it’s crucial senior leaders develop new capabilities to transform themselves and their networks.

Aaron De Smet, Michael Lurie, and Andrew St. George

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An interview wih John Walsh, OD Lead, Leads Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Carol Read RN/MSc

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The King’s Fund has been exploring how the public views its relationship with the NHS.  This report supports the online event looking at patient involvement with the NHS and would enable network leaders to consider how patients can be collaborative partners within networks.

Carol Read RN/MSc

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The King’s Fund recently published a report arguing that patient and public engagement is still seen by some in the NHS.  The free online event covering this topic will be invaluable to networks collaborating with patients. 

Carol Read RN/MSc

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Welcome to the Source4Networks platform!

This video is the first in a short introduction series to help guide you through the Source4Network platform 

This is the second video in the Source4Networks introduction series. 

This short video will look at specific areas of the platform, focusing on the community space

This is the third video in the Source4Networks introduction series

In this video we look more closely into Networks - How do we join them? and how do we set them up?

This is the final video in the Source4Networks introduction series

In this video, you will learn more about the useful diagnostic tools to help develop effective networks

Peter Senge, Hal Hamilton, & John Kania's research highlights the key skillset required as a system leaders to bring about change and would be useful reflection for network leaders.

Carol Read RN/MSc 

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This study explores Learning health systems (LHSs) as a means to accelerate outcomes, improve care delivery, and further clinical research. Detail is provided of the process of codesigning, with all relevant stakeholders, an approach for creating a collaborative chronic care network (C3N), a peer-produced networked LHS.

Michael Seid PhD, George Dellal MHA, Laura E Peterson BSN SM,Lloyd Provost MS,Peter A Gloor PhD,David Livingstone Fore BA and Peter A Margolis MD PhD

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In addition to improving patient care, the aim of integrated care – and of the proposals set out in the NHS five year forward view – is for health care organisations to work more effectively across boundaries.  The latest blog from the Kings Fund explores why this may be complex.

Michael West

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This poster was submitted to the Annual PHE Conference on the review of our public health networks. The poster showcases the Source4Network tools that were utilised

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The Change Model provides a valuable framework to enable effective and sustainable change that delivers real benefits for staff, patients and communities

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A free Kings Fund MOOC exploring in detail the NHS and how it compares with health systems around the world.  This will be useful to share with members of your network who are new to the NHS

Carol Read RN/MSc

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Focal point webinar
  Event date: Thursday, 01st Jan, 1970
  Start time: 0:00 am
  End Date: 12 May 2018

Resources from the first network leadership webinar for 2018 presented by Richard Taunt and Danny Ryan of Kaleidoscope Healthcare on the 14th May. The 40 minute webinar explores key aspects of building networks and releasing trapped knowledge.

A TED Talk by Professor Tina Seelig to spark conversations in your network on the ability to create opportunities linked to your purpose.

Viewing time - 12 minutes

Carol Read RN/MSc

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  Event date: Wednesday, 10th Oct, 2018
  Start time: 23:00 pm
  End Date: 10 Oct 2018

Focal Point event consisting of a series of short guidance videos and members of the Sustainable Improvement Team (SIT) ‘occupying’ the Community space on S4N throughout the day to respond to your questions, thoughts and ideas to help you make the most effective use of the platform.

Through a unique slice of history this article by Ann Christiano & Annie Neimand demonstrates simple tools for communication that would work equally well in networks to drive change.

Carol Read RN/MSc

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Spotlight

Useful resources for communities of practice drawn from the Source4Networks platform.

Carol Read RN/MSc

Change agents

Networks rely on their membership to drive change and address wicked problems.  This blog reviews healthcare literature to understand what super powers change agents have and why you would want them in your network.    

Carol Read RN/MSc

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Useful knowledge management resources drawn from the Source4Networks platform.

Carol Read RN/MSc

Focal Point Webinar
  Event date: Tuesday, 09th Oct, 2018
  Start time: 14:00 pm
  End Date: 09 Sep 2018

  Location: Webinar

‘Building the plane while flying it’ - Getting networks off the ground: lessons learned from a year in the life of a new national community of practice. Are you in the process of setting up a new network? Are you wondering where to start with this seemingly daunting task? This webinar – the latest in the Focal Point series from Source4Networks – could be just what you need to get you off the ground. 

Resources from this webinar included

Networking

 Following on from the webinar on "7 Deadly Sins of Knowledge Sharing" Andrew Lamb from Sustainable Improvement Team, NHS England produced a blog on Knowledge Enabled Organisations

An insightful article by Sarah Stachowiak & Lauren Gase, which reviews eight findings from a recent study of collective impact initiatives, including their effect on systems and population-level outcomes.  Whilst not directly linked to networks the findings highlight useful tools to bring about change.

Carol Read RN/MSc

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A follow up evaluation report from our case study on the co-creation network. Worth reviewing to understand how to gain impact from a diverse range of clinical and patient inspired networks and communities of practice.

Carol Read RN/MSc

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A ground breaking study into networks of change agents in the NHS by Julie Battilana and Tiziana Casciaro. The authors studied 68 initiatives for one year after their inception and discovered striking predictors of change agents’ success. The short story is that their personal networks—their relationships with colleagues—were critical. The article reviews in depth what worked to bring about change in the NHS.

Carol Read RN/MSc

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An international article exploring why learning networks are one of the most effective ways to accelerate learning and strengthen coordination across the social sector.  Learning from this article could be applied across the UK health and Social care sector.

Carol Read RN/MSc

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Spotlight

Integrated care networks in the UK/International. Useful resources drawn from the Source4Networks platform.

Carol Read RN/MSc

This commissioned Kings Fund report builds on the overview of the Montefiore Health System published in April 2018 and explores building primary and community care, managing patients with complex needs, supporting infrastructure, and elements of a high-performing system.  Useful to explore integrated care system in the USA and compare with the new care models and network leadership in the UK.

Carol Read RN/MSc

 

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A curated playlist of videos on integrated care by the FutureNHS collaboration.  These videos would be useful to spark a conversation within your integrated care network. Videos cover case studies and more in-depth knowledge of new care models throughout the UK. 

Carol Read RN/MSc

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Multi-solving

Carol Read RN/MSc

The article taken from the Stanford Social Innovation Review offers a unique approach to solving wicked problems.  

10 minute read.

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Primary care networks in the UK/International.  Useful resources drawn from the Source4Networks platform.

Carol Read RN/MSc

  Event date: Sunday, 07th Jan, 2018
  Start time: 9:00 am
  End Date: 30 Jun 2018

NHS England’s Sustainable Improvement team is holding a series of webinars on facilitating large scale change.  This free programme is aimed at all those working in health and care organisations who are facing large scale change challenges and all those interested in developing large scale change skills.

Registration and more details can be found within the article.

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  Event date: Sunday, 07th Jan, 2018
  Start time: 0:00 am
  End Date: 01 Jul 2018

Following the successful launch of the Leading Large Scale Change Guide and Virtual Academy of Large Scale Change (VALSC) webinar series, NHS England’s Sustainable Improvement (SI) Team is now offering targeted large scale change support via face-to-face masterclasses. 

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Focal point webinar
  Event date: Thursday, 01st Jan, 1970
  Start time: 0:00 am
  End Date: 15 Jul 2018

  Location: Webinar

This one hour webinar with renowned expert in networks and knowledge management, Chris Collison, offers a highly practical exploration of one of the critical dimensions of effective networks – enabling and encouraging members to capture and share their knowledge.

Carol Read RN/MSc

NHS England has recently changed the name of accountable care systems to integrated care systems, which describes more accurately the work being done in the 10 areas of England operating in this way. This Kings Fund updated long read looks at work under way in these systems and at NHS England’s proposals for an accountable care organisation contract.

 

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Carol Read RN/MSc

This short 10 minute read covers knowledge management in networks and supports the next Source4Networks webinar July 2018.  Relevent references are highlighted to aid network leaders in their practice. 

Source4Networks has created a series of exciting events designed for current and aspiring network facilitators, leaders and enthusiasts. 

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A monthly 'digest' of what's new on the S4N platform, from practical tools, events and case studies, to insights from thought leaders.

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Professor Becky Malby

A ten minute read on the current status of primary care, potential developments and a focus on the need for collaboration.  The blog links to additional content on the site looking at primary care in the UK, Canada and the USA.   

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Pinnacle Midlands Health Network is a New Zealand primary health care innovator and development company working on behalf of Pinnacle Incorporated. The company supports the sustainability and further development of leading edge primary health care services. They exist in order for providers and clinicians to have the tools they need to deliver services that create the very best health outcomes for their patients.

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Questions

 A comprehensive review of primary care models in the NHS undertaken by the Health Service Journal reporter - Rebecca Thomas   

Transformational change

Carol Read RN/MSc

Healthcare systems worldwide are striving to provide patient pathways that deliver benefit, quality and contain costs. Networks are considered a way to manage care differently and work across existing boundaries.   A literature review was undertaken to identify key factors in Canada and USA research which could inform network practice in the UK.  

The research study examines key processes and supportive and inhibiting factors involved in the development, evolution and sustainability of a child health network in rural Canada.  Findings from the paper contribute to understanding of inter-organisational and cross-sectoral health networks.  It is recommended reading in full to support the blog on ransformational change, integrative leadership and international networks.

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Research article

Mylaine Breton et al. 2013

Over the past decade in the province of Quebec, Canada, the government has initiated two consecutive reforms.  These have created a new type of primary healthcare - Family medical groups (FMGs) and Local healthcare networks (LHNs) across the province.  This paper analyzes the impact of the reforms and findings are shared.  Review of this research is recomended in conjunction with the June blog on Transformational change, Integrative leadership and International networks.

Study article

Chris Silvia and Michael McGuire - 2010 - The Leadership Quarterly

The article was one of the first studies of integrative leadership behaviour.  It raises important differences in the behaviour of leaders in public sector agencies and in networks with an international perspective.  We recomend review of the paper in conjunction with the June blog on Transformational change, Integrative leadership and International networks. 

General practice is percieved to be in crisis by major think tanks and change is needed. The new report from the King Fund looks at innovative models of general practice and identifies key features for designing effective GP services in the future.  Five attributes that underpin general practice: person-centred, holistic care; access; co-ordination; continuity and community focus are outlined. A useful report to provide insight into the enviroment where networks could be deployed.

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Richard M.J. Bohmer

An international perspective on transformational change, which sets the context for networks to grow, thrive and deliver value.  It outlines that top-down approaches to health and care transformation focused on management-led governance & structural change rarely deliver the intended outcomes. Lasting transformation requires the relentless hard work of local operational redesign.  Networks are ideally placed to provide the structure required.

A ten minute read.

 

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Paul Hodgkin, Louis Horsley and Ben Metz

The article covers a diverse range of online communities from patient forums to peer to peer support platforms.  It provides an excellent background read to the Network Leadership MOOC content and offers comprehensive advice for anyone intending to set up an online network.    

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Jane Wei-Skillern 

Slideshare linked to the podcast on cultivating a network leader mindset.

 

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Jane Wei-Skillern

Based on 15 years of research on a range of successful networks, the podcast uses detailed case studies to illustrate research based principles and offers insights for leaders to ensure their collaborations can have an impact that is dramatically greater than the sum of the individual parts.

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A Spark summary collated by Q members on the discussions around network leadership.

Securing quality improvement and transformational change at scale through networks   

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Leading Large Scale Change

New e book from NHSE Sustainable Improvement Team and the Horizons Team

Network leadership webinar series 2017

Masterclass webinar series: Leading networks for sustainable change

A series of online events for current and aspiring network leaders and enthusiasts, helping you to tap into expertise and practical tools and to build connections to support your network improvement journey.  Comprehensive resources from the 2017 webinar series, including all webinar recordings, presentation slides and transcripts.  A great introduction to the network leadership platform.  

Federation toolkit

Developed by The King's Fund in partnership with the RCGP, the Nuffield Trust and Hempsons Solicitors, this toolkit provides advice and support to practitioners and managers in primary care.  

Vanguard

A five minute video covering Morecambe Bay vanguard who have undertaken whole system change to create an integrated care community.

Bolton gp

Primary Care Federations throughout the UK are divers and all offer a unique approach to delivering excellent patient care.  This article covers two case studies from Bolton GP Federation and Improving Health Ltd to highlight different approaches and organisation.

Carol Read RN/MSc

Don Berwick

Professor Don Berwick, international health expert, talks about integrating care in the NHS

A 5 minute video highlighting key networks within this new care model.

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Federations

Primary Care Federations are now accepted as the new form of collaboration between practices. This 10 minute blog explores how Federations can function as clubs or networks and provides links to other resources within the source4networks platform.

Networkout

On Wednesday 13 January 2016, the NHS SI Networks team held a NetWorkout. Resources from the event, background reading and useful links have been collated to support others network leadership roles.

Spotlight on series

Danny Ryan 

National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow, Kaleidoscope Health & Care and President Elect, Federation of Orthopaedic Trainees in Europe (FORTE)

Against the odds

This report from the Innovation Unit and the Health Foundation calls for new approaches to scaling tried and tested health care innovations. It highlights the need to create the right conditions to spread these successfully across the NHS.

A central resource for involvement in health and social care in Northern Ireland

Rebecca Lemin – Manager of the South West Neonatal Operational Delivery Network.

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Spotlight

Colleen Young - Community Director of Mayo Clinic Connect

Colleen is internationally recognized for her expertise in building online patient communities that thrive.

Additional information was collated from a discussion with Becky Malby and Carol Read

Doctor Susan Hamer - National Institute for Health Research

Video shared at the Q community network masterclass

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Spotlight

Alison Cameron - Patient Leader

Alison brings her in-depth knowledge of co-production and co-design into her comprehensive piece for the spotlight on series.

Vanguards, as new models of care, are central to implementing the NHS Five Year Forward View. This publication by RAND Europe was commissioned to evaluate the Southern Cluster UEC vanguards.

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Networkfest

A wonderful collection of blogs, webinars and resources for networks from Networkfest

Kaleidoscope Health and Care

Developing people

NHS Improvement

A National framework for action on improvement and leadership development in NHS-funded services

Spotlight

An overview of the first three network leaders included in the spotlight series

Carol Read RN/MSc

Helen

Helen Sanderson FRSA

A new way of working for health and social care 

Cassie

Cassie Robinson - Strategic Design Director of Doteveryone

Reinventing organisations

Blog and video submitted by community member

Rob Cockburn - Improvement Manager, Sutainable Improvement Team, NHSE