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Clinicians for Change is a social movement for all clinicians interested in change, improvement and innovation in health and social care. It was set up following the lack of clinical representation at many of the important Health and Social Care Events in order to ensure that clinicians were more engaged at grass-roots level with communications regarding change and innovation in the health and social care system in Northern Ireland. Be part of something better. Clinicians for Change.

What?

Clinicians for Change is a social movement for all clinicians interested in change, improvement and innovation in health and social care.

How? 

We have set up a Twitter account @clin4change and a Twitter hashtag #clin4c which we will use to build a community on Twitter.  We will use the Twitter account and hashtag to share important information and events with HSC Clinicians.  We will also organise a series of Tweetchats using the hashtag, to allow clinicians to discuss topics of importance to them and to help them network and get to know each other.

We will have a webpage outlining the date, time and topic for scheduled tweetchats.

Why?

Heather Moorhead and Steven Kinnear have noticed for a long time that there is a lack of clinical representation at many of the important Health and Social Care Events such as the Annual NICON Conference, NICON Seminars, Leadership Centre workshops, IHM events etc.  They set about making a focused effort to spread news of such events to clinicians and included clinically focused sessions in the NICON conference to help increase its relevance to clinicians.

In 2010 Steven noticed that there was not much happening to grow and empower the medical leadership community in NI.  This led him to start the NI Medical Leadership Symposium in 2011.  However, following the success of this endeavour to provide an annual conference as a focal point for the medical leadership community he realised more needed to be done to promote wider clinical leadership.

Adam Dalby had also noticed the importance of medical and clinical leadership while he was an undergraduate medical student and following his intercalated business degree at Imperial College in London he returned to NI and set up the Queens Healthcare Leadership Forum, a multi-professional society for students of health and social care disciplines.  Adam is now taking a year out following medical school and he’s working as an Associate with Kinnear Consulting, as well as his involvement in other important projects like HSC Changeday.

As Heather was organising another conference, again, the challenge of getting good clinical involvement was obvious.  How could we make sure dynamic, engaged and interested clinicians knew about this important conference?

At the time Adam and Steven were organising the first NI Healthcare Social Media Conference and Adam had suggested a workshop focused on starting a social movement.  This led Heather to have the idea that a social movement might be a way to mobilise, empower, and communicate with clinicians.  Steven and Adam loved the idea.  Now we are proud to bring you ‘Clinicians for Change’ – be part of something better.

 

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