How to use the source4networks website - blog 1

This is the first of several blogs which cover how to use the new source 4 networks website. 

Carol Read RN/MSc

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.  


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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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.


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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End Date: 2018-05-28

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

Kaleidoscope Health and Care

Leading Large Scale Change

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

Developing people

NHS Improvement

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


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

Carol Read RN/MSc


Helen Sanderson FRSA

A new way of working for health and social care 


Cassie Robinson - Strategic Design Director of Doteveryone

Reinventing organisations

Blog and video submitted by community member

Rob Cockburn - Improvement Manager, Sutainable Improvement Team, NHSE

Simon Sinek

TEDTalk by Simon Sinek


Tracy Broom - Associate Director Wessex Academic Health Science Network & Q member

10 minute read

Leading across systems

The Kings Fund Report

Recommended by community member - Fi McKenzie

From a tweet to an #EndPJparalysis chorus

Brian Dolan and Ann-Marie Riley

Mayo Clinic
Coproduction ladder

A co-production literature review paper

Alison Cameron - Patient Leader 

Connectedness and connexity - Nesta

Connectedness and connexity


Vanessa Garrity outlines her experience with communities of practice.

Case study on The England Centre for Practice Development (ECPD).

Carolyn Jackson - Director     

National Voices

Communities of practice and large scale change

National Voices report

How to catalyze innovation in your organization

Michael Arena, Rob Cross, Jonathan Sims and Mary Uhl-Bien

Network leadership webinar series
Start Date: 2018-05-27 00:00
End Date: 2018-05-28

Masterclass webinar series: Leading networks for sustainable change

The Global Village network community case study.

Deirdre Munro


An insightful blog on networks

Prof. Rebecca Malby

Cincinnati Children's Health Network

Case study on the Cincinnati Children’s Health Network

Carol Read RN/MSc

Mental Health and New Models of Care - Kings Fund Report

Primary care networks

A case study from primary care

Karen Storey

The General Practice Nursing Workforce development plan

The General Practice Nursing Workforce development plan

Health Education England

Organising care at the frontline

The report comprises a series of essays and provides frank detail about how clinical care is currently provided and how it could be improved.

Three simple ideas to stop change failing

Fab Change day doathon report on Leadership.

The Coalition for Collaborative Care 

A blog on curation and the diversity of networks in social media

Carol Read RN/MSc

Dementia networks

Network for dementia research in the NHS case study.

Carol Read RN/MSc

Developing the source4networks platform

The second blog in our series walking you through the source 4 networks website 

Carol Read RN/MSc

A look at the interesting work of Wessex CLAHRC - GENIE social network tool

Carol Read RN/MSc

Knowledge into practice
UK Improvement alliance
Inter-organizational networks

A major challenge facing organizations today is how to partner with other organizations, agencies, and groups to collaboratively address social and political goals while effectively maximizing resource sharing of the partners involved. However, the process by which organizations have engaged partners in collaboration has varied, with few ways to measure and evaluate the success of these partnerships.

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Organizations with the strongest leaders have nearly double the revenue growth compared to those with weaker leaders. However, most leaders lack the full complement of skills to thrive in today's rapidly changing work environment. To remedy this, organizations must adjust their approach to leadership and develop leaders who are able to build and enable powerful networks within the organization, creating conditions for employees to work through and with others to increase productivity.

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Andrew Lamb

NetWorkout: Presentation Knowledge and Intelligence Manager Sustainable Improvement Team

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The context for networks in heath in the UK

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In this new RSA Animate, Manuel Lima, senior UX design lead at Microsoft Bing, explores the power of network visualisation to help navigate our complex modern world. Taken from a lecture given by Manuel Lima as part of the RSA's free public events programme.

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Via Ted

We're all embedded in vast social networks of friends, family, co-workers and more. Nicholas Christakis tracks how a wide variety of traits — from happiness to obesity — can spread from person to person, showing how your location in the network might impact your life in ways you don't even know.

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Anne Cooper on Social Media

In autumn 2011, we launched an improvement programme to support networks in health care. We linked the selected networks with a faculty of experts, and with each other, to provide an exchange of ideas, advice, support and training in network leadership and development.

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Using communications approaches to spread improvement

Spreading successful improvement work across the NHS is an essential part of improving health care quality and efficiency. Yet all too often an idea that has been shown to work well in one place is not adopted by others who could benefit from it.

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Wakefield Vanguards

A short video highlighting the networks at Wakefield Vanguards

Carol Read RN/MSc

Better Care Together Vanguard

Better Care Together Vanguard case study

Carol Read RN/MSc

Finance and Clinical Educator Network
Co-creation Hub Nigeria

Case study on the Cc Hub is a social innovation centre in Nigeria.

Carol Read RN/MSc

Time Banking
Future Focused Finance

Kristen Cullen, Phil Willburn, Donna Chrobot-Mason and Charles Palus

A white paper from cutting edge thought forum insight from the Center for Creative leadership which considers the power of embracing leadership as a shared process to:-

  • Increase the collective capacity for leadership in your organization or community.
  • Enable others to step up, adjust, and make decisions about the future of your project, team, organization, or community.
  • Transform the leadership culture from reliance on command-and-control hierarchies to adaptation within agile, interdependent networks.

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Health care and the art of systems leadership
Patients as Partners
Kings Fund

Hugh Alderwick, Phoebe Dunn, Helen McKenna and Chris Ham

Foundation Group model

Sarah Morgan - Programme Director for the Foundation Healthcare Group Vanguard and the Director of Organisational Development for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Academic Health Science Networks

There are 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) across England, established by NHS England in 2013 to spread innovation at pace and scale – improving health and generating economic growth. Each AHSN works across a distinct geography serving a different population in each region as shown on the map below.

Knowledge Management Card

Better Care Together is leading the way in new models of care across Morecambe Bay to ensure our public receive the care they deserve.


Vanguard - My life a full life

On March 10th the Isle of Wight, along with 259 other organisations and health and social care partnerships, expressed an interest in leading the development of a new care model, with the aim of transforming how care is delivered locally.

The following video is taken from the People’s Transformathon 2017 and covers the context behind the Sustainable Transformation plans which aim to address three gaps:

Co-Creation Network Case Study

This network warmly welcomes everyone who is interested in learning new ways of working better together, testing and supporting change and exploring the answers to those questions which matter most across our health and social care systems. Anyone with a passion for improving patient care can join and membership of the Co-Creation Network is free.