It’s still not too late to make a pledge for this year’s record-breaking NHS Change Day.
So far there have been nearly 400,000 pledges, making it the largest display of collective action in the history of the NHS.
Pledges have ranged from the simple, such as promising to show appreciation for the work of NHS staff by smiling and thanking them more, to the innovative, such as helping terminally ill children understand and relate to the cycle of life by growing and nurturing seeds on the ward.
A number of NHS staff used the day to experience first-hand some of the experiences their patients have to endure.
Pledges received covered almost every aspect of NHS care. Key emerging themes include:
•Improving the experience of patients and users (29%)
•Keeping patients and users safe (22%)
•Changing culture and attitude (16%)
•Developing and improving knowledge, skills or capability (14%)
Pledges for NHS Change Day 2014 can be made online until 31st March here.