14 March 2013

They will be making pledges online at, as well as adding their pledges to help improve patient experience and clinical outcomes on a symbolic brick wall placed at the Hartshead South reception area.

David Wilkinson, Director of Human Resource s at Tameside Hospital, said: “Every single employee can take this opportunity to do something different to make a difference in order to improve patient experience at Tameside Hospital.”

Nationally, NHS Change Day will bring together the individual creativity, energy and innovative thinking of thousands of NHS staff from across clinical and non-clinical areas of work, in a single day of collective action to improve care for patients, their families and their carers.

Change Day is an NHS grassroots initiative devised and driven by new young and emergent clinical and managerial leaders from primary and secondary care across the NHS in England, who want to make this call to action the single largest simultaneous improvement event in the NHS.

It is an ambitious programme of activities aimed at galvanising and engaging the frontline in the process of improvement through individuals and teams pledging to make a change in their practice which will improve patient experience and/or clinical outcomes by spreading and adopting best practice and championing innovation.

The idea of NHS Change Day is create a mass movement of people working in the NHS demonstrating the difference they can make - by one simple act – and proving that large scale improvement is possible. The aim is for 65,000 people to take part, 65 being the number of years the NHS has been in existence.

For more information on NHS Change Day or to download logos visit