A New Job!

I am delighted to announce I have a new job!

As of Monday (October 3) I’ll be Communications and Social Media Manager at NHS Horizons, which is currently part of NHS England.

The Horizons Group aims to support staff in health and care to think differently about how we do things, to lead to better outcomes and experience for patients. The team champions radical thinking to explore change and transformation within the health and social care system.

A key part of Hugo’s Legacy has involved encouraging staff to take a step away from their practise, think about how they communicate with families, and make changes where appropriate. I am blown away by what Hugo’s legacy has achieved in the past two and a half years, culminating in my biggest achievement to date with the Nobody’s Patient workshop at St George’s Hospital last week.

Horizons is behind initiatives such as NHS Change Day. The 2015 change day is where the grassroots social media campaign #MatExp that I am proud to help lead started to gain an increased profile, as it was a featured campaign. #MatExp has since been named by Chief Transformation Officer as a leading change platform in the NHS, and continues to grow from strength to strength.

The next inspiring date for your diary is Fab Change Day on October 19. Like NHS Change Day, it is a day of action fuelled by staff of all levels and disciplines throughout the NHS (as well as patients and carers) to create constructive action and large-scale improvement. Find out more about the 12 campaigns, and make a pledge – there is something for everyone, and a way for everyone to get involved

The Horizons team is staffed by fabulous people, and I am excited about working with them and the wider community on creative, innovative, and energetic projects.

I am so looking forward to using the experience gained from my NHS career, and from my activity as part of Hugo’s Legacy to help drive transformation within the NHS – and continue to rock the boat!

7 Comments on A New Job!

  1. Yvonne Newbold
    September 30, 2016 at 9:15 pm (4 years ago)

    Fabulous news, Leigh, congratulations. You are absolutely the right person for this role, you’ll bring so much experience and energy to it – they are lucky to have you. Very best of luck for Monday, and very best wishes for making it a huge and very enjoyable success.

  2. Hannah Budding Smiles
    September 30, 2016 at 6:42 pm (4 years ago)

    I’m over the moon for you, you’ll be wonderful! Lots of love for Monday darling, you most certainly don’t need luck!xxx

  3. Colette
    September 30, 2016 at 3:51 pm (4 years ago)

    WONDERFUL!!!! So happy to hear about this Leigh! You’ll be great!

  4. Gill Phillips @WhoseShoes
    September 30, 2016 at 3:24 pm (4 years ago)

    Well done Leigh – so very pleased for you and so well deserved! #HugosLegacy is amazing and you are an amazing Mum – you have made such a massive contribution to #MatExp, not least setting up the vibrant community website: MatExp.org.uk.

    And I can’t tell you how much it means to see you say that the Whose Shoes ‘Nobody’s Patient event’ was your biggest achievement to date – mine too I think. SO moving to see everyone coming together and discussing such incredibly sensitive topics in a relaxed, inclusive environment and coming up with such importantactions. Thank you for all you do and good luck with your new job – excellent appointment, Helen and team! 🙂

  5. Harriet
    September 30, 2016 at 3:17 pm (4 years ago)

    Congratulations Leigh – this is wonderful news! I wish you every success xxx


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