There’s been plenty going on at 15s30m HQ over the winter break

Our Sir Peter Carr Award winners, Daniel Wadsworth and Dr. Rachel Pilling from Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust talk 100 ideas in 100 days and tell us about their latest developments since winter.

Spreading the joy

We have been considering how the 15 second 30 minute ethos might become embedded into quality improvement (QI) work across the trust. Our aim has always been to find a dedicated group of staff who can use the principles of 15s30m in team development, staff appraisals and project planning. Our local QI team is recruiting quality champions and we will be working with them to make 15s30m part of their toolkit.

The future of 15s30m

We have been scrutinising the long-term aims of our project over the last few months. There is lots of potential for a broader approach in terms of public health messages. There are lots of lessons to learn from other national campaign launches – the Sir Peter Carr Award and NHS Improvement have opened doors to all sorts of people to help guide us as we plan the long-term future of 15s30m. We are still keen to produce materials for other trusts, and we would love to hear from anyone who would like to be part of our social improvement movement – especially non-acute trusts or GP partnerships.

Top 10 missions any trust can do

Following the success of reaching our target of 100 ideas in 100 days, we are launching the top 10 15s30m missions any trust can do. We’ll be posting these out on YouTube and Twitter via fun animated videos.

Get in touch via @15s30m and #15s30m on Twitter or via email for more information or to submit your animated video.

Website coming soon

We begin work with a website developer this week so we can direct people to a hub hosting the 100/100 list and everything else they would need to start a 15s30m movement in their trust. The website is currently in development with a view to having a first draft site available in early summer. This will become the hub for all things 15s30m, where we will link to our Twitter, YouTube, 15s30m resources, materials, the theory behind it all and you will be able to request a visit/workshop – all in one place. We’re also planning a logo relaunch, so watch this space.

Personal development

The Sir Peter Carr Award has offered all the finalists the chance to come together as a network and reflect on our personal and leadership development with the support of the brilliant @MikeChitty from the NHS Leadership Academy. At our most recent event last month, Mike once again put us through our paces, got our cogs turning and guided us towards some interesting opportunities that would not have been possible otherwise.

We’ve also embarked upon the quality, service improvement and redesign (#QSIR) course via @Act2Improve and are on track to becoming qualified practitioners, turning the heroes into superheroes.

And last but not least

The stationery has arrived. We were delighted to take delivery of our first batch of 15s30m post-it notes and pens this week. We are really grateful to our transformation team for helping fund this, and can’t wait for our next workshop and staff engagement event so we can start handing out the goodies.

Please email any queries or your 15s30m ideas to

Don’t forget to find us on Twitter @15s30m and @BTHFT.

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