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Hospital staff in Whitechapel commit to a better NHS

PUBLISHED: 14:11 20 October 2016 | UPDATED: 08:03 21 October 2016

Barts chief executive, Alwen Williams, holds her pledge

Barts chief executive, Alwen Williams, holds her pledge

Barts Health NHS Trust

East End hospital workers have been celebrating the changes they’ve pledged to make in order to improve the NHS.

Staff from the hospital made pledges, big and small, to improve the NHS each day Staff from the hospital made pledges, big and small, to improve the NHS each day

Doctors, nurses and staff from the Royal London Hospital gathered, yesterday, to commit to improving patients’ care and making working life better for colleagues.

The drive was a part of a nationwide initiative for NHS Change Day, an annual day of collective action by grassroots clinicians throughout the UK.

Roy Lilley, health commentator and founder of FabNHSStuff, completed a 24 hour cross country NHS tour raising awareness for Change Day at the East London hospital.

“Real change happens when it’s made by those on the front line of the NHS – that’s a great trick,” said Roy.

“For 24 hours everyone in the NHS has had their say, and by sharing what good looks like and how they got there others will do it.

“I’ve met some wonderful people and been welcomed everywhere on this tour, thank you to everyone.”

Alwen Williams, chief executive of Barts Health NHS Trust, said she was inspired by the pledges made by staff on the day.

“It was a pleasure to welcome Roy to hear directly how our teams will implement their exciting pledges. The visit also celebrated what we do well; lifting our spirits and shouting our successes and I am proud of our many achievements,” said Alwen.

“The aims of NHS Change Day echo much of the transformation we’re going through at Barts Health; encouraging our staff to collect feedback from patients and empowering them to act on these ideas and their own to make a real difference to the care we provide.

“I’m inspired by the many fantastic pledges to make every day a change day and I will work hard to deliver on my own; saying ‘thank you’ more often.”

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