Clinical Trials Day 2017

Clinical Trials day is celebrated around the 19th of May every year.

Both Royal Bournemouth Hospital and Poole Hospital have events planned for the 23rd of May.

The libraries have also shown support by creating some displays.

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International Nurses Day 12th May 2017

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A happy International Nurses Day.

As NHS Trusts across the country are celebrating their #Nurseheroes we thought we’d share a little about what our libraries have done.

We will be Tweeting from the events at Poole Hospital this morning. So follow us @EastDorsetLKS for more info. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #Nurseheroes and #NursesDay2017 in your tweets today!

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Libraries Week to replace National Libraries Day

The first Libraries Week to take place in October 2017

Discover something new at your library, 9 – 14 October 2017

CILIP has today announced plans for the first Libraries Week, a week-long celebration of Britain’s much-loved libraries. Libraries will showcase the best they have to offer, encouraging people to discover what libraries can do for them on the week of October 9 to 14 2017.

Libraries Week, 9 – 14 October 2017, will replace National Libraries Day, previously held in February. The countdown to the inaugural Libraries Week will launch on Saturday 4 February 2017 and libraries with activity already planned for February are encouraged to continue with their plans as the transition to a new date gets underway.

 

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Stand up to Cancer – Friday 21st October

In 2012, Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK joined forces to launch Stand Up To Cancer in the UK, to accelerate life-saving cancer research. Led by the brightest stars in film, TV and music, it was the most successful charity fundraiser on UK commercial TV in its first year – ever.

Following on from that, the campaign has now raised over £23.8 million. The money raised so far has been spent funding clinical trials, which aim to improve survival rates and bring breakthroughs in labs to the patients who need them. Over 9,000 people have, or are about to benefit from these cutting edge trials, and this is still only the beginning.

Stand Up To Cancer is back this Autumn culminating in a live TV show on Channel 4 from 7pm on the 21st October

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Fab Change Day 2016

NHS Change Day started in 2013 and  was the biggest day of collective action for improvement in the history of the NHS – Fact. A countrywide event in England, NHS Change Day was a grassroots initiative devised and driven by a small group of emerging clinicians and improvement leaders (the hubbies).

Their idea was to create a mass movement of National Health Service (NHS) staff demonstrating the difference they can make by one simple act, proving that large-scale improvement is possible.

Change Day occurred in a context in which the NHS was under great financial, organisational and reputational strain (so no change there then…) This combination of factors create a climate in which NHS staff were under internal pressure and negative external scrutiny. NHS Change Day 2013 connected with that moment, providing an opportunity to transform anger or frustration into constructive action.

The most significant learning from NHS Change Day is that change of this kind is possible; the most significant impact is that tens of thousands of staff have now had the experience of taking part in collective action for change. In 2014 and 2015 Change Day successfully built on these foundations. Now,  in 2016 Change Day is Changing – and that’s a fact…

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