This is the study guide for Module 1 of The School for Health and Care Radicals, a five week virtual programme, designed to equip people across the health and care system with the core skills to improve their skills as change agents. It supports NHS Change Day 2014, the grassroots movement in which everyone who values the NHS can make a pledge of action to improve things for patients and the health and care system.
Big change only happens in health and care because of heretics and radicals: passionate people who are willing to take responsibility and work with others to make change happen. Being a radical isn't related to hierarchy or position and you don't have to work in the NHS or social care to qualify as one. Registrants to the school so far include patients and carers, students, senior leaders, improvement facilitators and clinical and care staff.
The programme focused on five modules over five weeks, 9:30 to 11:00 am GMT
Friday 31 January 2014: Being a health and care radical: change starts with me
Friday 7 February 2014: Forming communities: building alliances for change
Friday 14 February 2014: Rolling with resistance
Friday 21 February 2014: Making change happen
Friday 28 February 2014: Moving beyond the edge