Helen Bevan (Chief Transformation Officer, NHSIQ) & Jodi Oldon (Senior Improvement Manager, Horizons Group NHSIQ) presented on the move from change programmes to change platforms & how they can transform the NHS. Several key messages emerged from a presentation to a full and captivated room. The move to a platform, a space (physical or virtual) created so people get the choice and opportunity to collaborate without boundaries to achieve a common purpose, tackle a challenge or improve a situation is something that we welcome.
Change platforms tackle silo thinking and other barriers to the exchange of knowledge. They enable a diverse group of people to come to the table, share ideas, insight and learned experience, co-creation solutions and launch experiments. Platforms thrive on trust, relationships and the collisions of minds. They build energy for change.