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We Care Together - Help improve health and care in Norfolk & Waveney - Update
< June 2019

We Care Together - Help improve health and care in Norfolk & Waveney - Update

Find out the hot topics most discussed by your colleagues at #WeCareTogether

In the last two weeks, you may have seen #WeCareTogether posters and life size cardboard cut-outs as well as plenty of social media promoting the conversation about the future of social care and health in Norfolk and Waveney.

More than a 1000 people have interacted so far but the organisers are keen to hear everybody’s views about how to improve how we all work together in health and care in Norfolk and Waveney.

This is your opportunity to shape the future so be creative, be radical and be bold. If you haven’t joined the online conversation, you still have time.

Join in at: www.WeCareTogether.org.uk

Here are some of the most discussed conversations so far…

Around prevention:

‘Are we overmedicating people unnecessarily?’ ‘There is a culture of overworking and sacrificing personal needs and time. It is known as the 'hero leader' culture and the evidence shows that it does not work best.’

Around working to our best:

‘Should we be abandoning the 9 day fortnight?’ ‘Should all leaders/everyone have 360 degree feedback?’ ‘Working across organisations. We could make it easier for staff to work in different organisations and share their skills… make it easier to do secondments, placements and so on in different organisations without having to leave and join a new employer. This would let us get new experiences and build on our skills without the practical and emotional challenges of leaving and starting again, not to mention this would reduce recruitment costs and inductions etc.

Around technology and new ways of working:

‘Remote access appointments - we have a very rural community. I think it would be great if we could offer more virtual appointments.’

Around creating greater efficiency:

‘One of the challenges we have is the public perception of what roles do what. There are people who insist on seeing their GP when actually a Nurse practitioner or pharmacist would be able to help them better.’

All members of our workforce are able to contribute to the conversation, put forward ideas and vote on other people’s suggestions. This will show what is most important to you. This will help to develop a Norfolk & Waveney system workforce plan and it will affect how you work in health and care in the future.

You can join the #WeCareTogether online workshop from a PC, tablet or smart phone.

Everything you say in the workshop is anonymised

You will be able to submit your own ideas.

Everyone can read, rate and comment upon the ideas of others – your name is not attached to anything

Everyone is welcome to make their voice heard - you can visit the workshop as many times as you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our promise: Everything you share in our online workshops will be used to improve how we work together in Norfolk and Waveney.

Please take the time to join this important online conversation. Your views really do matter.

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