Happy New Year!
I hope you are keeping safe and well, and life is not too hectic!
It has been a very busy couple of weeks for Everyone in Health in the time we have had between now and the New Year.
We had an excellent committee meeting at the end of January where we discussed the long-term plan for Everyone in Health.
We have spent the first year of our existence figuring out what we are, our culture, structure and how we want to work.
We wanted to start hosting face-to-face events in our first year, unfortunately the COVID-19 pandemic put paid to this aspect of our operations, and resulted in the pace of the development of the organisation decreasing substantially. This was in part due to the decreased ability of us to gain exposure through active promotion, but also due to significant pressures on the finances of our operations (which are currently absorbed from my own personal finances; I believe strongly in the good work in helping to develop an improved culture within the NHS and the quality and safety of the care delivered to patients that we hope to undertake in the coming years). Had the pandemic not happened we, like many other organisations, including the NHS itself, would hope to be in a far better place than we currently are.
However, uncertainty is the new normal and we will use our small size and organisational flexibility, with its associated responsiveness, to act in accordance with the changing circumstances.
Towards the end of 2020 we started to produce an exciting range of resources for our website, given the inability of us to hold face-to-face events during the pandemic. As the pandemic developed, we were able to reconsider our strategy to one focused on face-to-face networking events in Hull, to a national strategy based online.
As part of our more national strategy we are developing further online resources, of greater relevance, greater variety and higher value to our members (and occasionally our non-member audience). Through our increased online focus we are able to spread our message of multidisciplinary working, cultural change around leadership and management issues, combined with co-production with patients and colleagues
Now we consolidate all of that work and demonstrate to the world what we want to do, how we are going to do it and what we want to achieve. Our second year will therefore be spent on promotional operations around the organisation itself, allowing us to grow our profile nationally and hopefully grow our membership and increase the number of collaborative partners. In this time, we also hope to grow the number of committee members and content creators as part of the Everyone in Health family.
We are currently in the process of updating our marketing materials to better reflect our website layout and branding, and to improve the language used to better reflect our new national and online focus, as well as our new collaborative approach to partnerships with organisations in all three sectors of the economy.
Further updates include:
- Rebecca Jenkins, a second year medical student at HYMS, has joined the Committee from the Content Creators Group as our Social Media Lead
- Dr Praveena Prabakaran, an FY2 doctor working in Hull, has also joined the Committee as our first Marketing Coordinator
- We have uploaded a further two resources to our website:
- A really useful workbook and video presentation from Phoebe on the implementation of change within organisations
- A fascinating interview with Terry Moran by our Founder, Chair and Managing Director - Dr Adam Dalby - around the role of a Chairperson of an NHS Trust and on the future of NHS leadership and management. This resource has been uploaded as an open-access resource on our website and so is available to non-members for a limited time
- We have a new Collaboration with Mind, East Yorkshire & Mind, and Mind, North East Lincolnshire; further details to follow in due course about this exciting venture
Remember you can visit our Participate Page for further information on how to get involved with us in our second (and more exciting) year in existence!
Thank you for your continued interest in Everyone in Health and our activities
Good bye for now!
Dr Adam Dalby
BSc (Hons), MB BCh BAO, PGCert
Founder, Managing Director and Chair, Everyone in Health CIC