COVID-19 - early April launch
BOB.health is a free-to-NHS supportive online tool that helps NHS staff create, read and share their experience of making improvement happen at a local level.
Developed with NHS staff, BOB draws out key insights and creates clear content to help others learn from and replicate projects without reinventing the wheel. Authors can easily share a link to their content on BOB.health through their social networks and via email so others can sign up to the community and learn for free.
In response to COVID-19 and NHS staff feedback, BOB.health is launching three months ahead of schedule.
A basic site will be available in early April to support sharing and learning at a time when our wonderful NHS staff are in the midst of changing the way they work like never before.
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Learning from each other in the NHS is set for an overhaul
When starting an NHS project, big or small, NHS staff find it hard to discover the experience and practice of other people who have delivered something similar.
We are building a platform that means NHS staff like you can learn from each other through ‘instructions’ on how to make change happen. It is going to be free for NHS staff to use.
In addition to peer-generated content, the service will include sponsored case studies from responsible NHS suppliers. They will profile how their innovation is used optimally to bring maximum benefit to patients and value to the NHS.
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Insights from experience are being lost
Every year in the NHS thousands of change projects begin. Some achieve everything that was hoped for in record time. Some overshoot their timeline and don’t, despite best efforts, deliver the desired outcome. But there’s often very little support for the architects of those projects to capture and record what went right and wrong, and how they delivered the change. Even if someone is motivated to write a case study, there isn’t an easy way to do it.
Case studies are published in an ad-hoc fashion and often end up behind paywalls or password protection which don’t come up in an online search.
This means that the insights generated get lost and someone else facing a similar issue won’t be able to learn from the experience.
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BOB.health is here to help people build a better case study
Our platform will make it easy and straightforward to record a change project in a genuinely useful and informative way. It will capture the engagement undertaken and the human factors that really matter. Unlike other case studies, this behind the scenes information will be front and centre.
We'll walk you through the whole process and publish your case study, connecting your work to an audience of like-minded people who can benefit from your insights.
Over time, we'll build up a fantastic library of inspiring success stories, and a few cautionary tales, helping NHS staff and practitioners to bring about the changes they need. This approach will bring benefits to your NHS colleagues and most importantly, patients.
So now when you start a change process, instead of finding uninformative 250-word summaries and disorganised slide decks on search engines, you'll find clear instructions from someone who's already succeeded — providing a recipe to follow or at least a starting point.
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Full transparency is vital
We are offering this entirely free to the NHS for staff to create and share case studies.
BOB.health affords total transparency for people’s motivation to create or share content. We ask people to declare any interests about a given case study. Others can then take this on-board when understanding someone else’s work.
Our free-to-NHS service is made possible from revenue generated by sponsored case studies from responsible NHS suppliers. They will be able to profile how their innovation is used optimally in a local setting to bring maximum benefit to patients and value to the NHS.
Want to create a case study?
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What are the benefits for you?
BOB.health has heard repeatedly that best practice sharing is hard to enable in the NHS. We want to help the most junior to the most senior NHS staff profile the great work that makes change happen - getting evidenced ideas and practice to spread and scale across the UK. We believe this will:
Bring some well-deserved kudos to you and your teamSupport your career progression and professional clinical revalidationSee the benefit of your work creating improvement elsewhereSave you time. BOB helps you record your work and captures all the key elements in one place. This removes the need to repeat the process over again at multiple sites
We will be launching in early 2020
If you would like to be a founding contributor and create a case study for the launch, please complete this simple form and we will be in touch.
We are talking to Royal Colleges, specialist associations and NHS bodies about how BOB.health can meet their organisational objectives around practice sharing. If you work in an organisation and have a remit to support best practice sharing, then we’d love to hear from you.
If you are a supplier to the NHS and have an innovation being used optimally learn more here.
We are chuffed that you've shown an interest in tackling this challenge which we believe is so important.
This isn't an easy problem to fix, but we are going to do it through collaboration.
Please share our website with other people you think that might be interested. You may also want read our origin story on the BOB.health blog.
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What information do we collect about you?
We collect information about you when you flag your interest with us. This information includes the email, name and organisation you enter on signup. We will use this information exactly as you have indicated we can.
Website usage information is collected using cookies. This data will be used to fine tune the website, the UI/UX and make sure navigating our website is as simple as possible. The services we use to do this are:
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Access to your information and correction
You have the right to request a copy of the information that BOB.health holds about you just as you would with any other business. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please send us an email. We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.
Frequently asked questions
Who is this platform for?
This platform is being created to help everyone in the NHS who is making change happen and want to see their evidenced ideas spread and scale.
When do you launch?
We are collaborating with NHS staff and organisations to finalise the specifications for the build of the platform. We are aiming to be live in June 2020.
How is BOB.health funded?
Our free to use service is made possible from revenue generated by sponsored case studies from responsible NHS suppliers. They will be able to profile how their innovation is used optimally in a local setting to bring maximum benefit to patients and value to the NHS.
What do you mean by 'instructional' case studies?
Classic case studies contain little to no insights that could help someone understand practical implementation. BOB.health case studies will provide context, guidance, tips and useful resources for a repeat of a similar project elsewhere in the NHS.
How will you handle conflicts of interests?
We will provide total transparency for people’s motivation to create or share content. We ask people to declare any interests about a given case study. Others can then take this on-board when understanding someone else’s work.
BOB.health has been founded by Neil & Marc who have worked in healthcare communications for many years. They've seen great ideas fail to spread and scale. They are on a mission to solve this, collaborating with people who are equally passionate about fixing this. You can read more about their origin story on the BOB.health blog.
Marc Southern, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Digital leader, 18 years experience creating user-led solutions for healthcare.
Passionate about creating beautifully simple and easy to use online platforms and building healthcare communities.
Give Marc a call: 07901 826 123.
Neil Crump, Co-Founder & Chief Partnership Officer
Communications expert, 22 years in healthcare marketing communications for private, public and third sector organisations.
Obsessed with fixing the challenge of experience and practice sharing in the NHS.
Give Neil a call: 07738 206 153.
Want the optimal use of your product or service profiled on BOB.health at launch?
We are offering one free commercial case study slot to a pioneering and deserving health tech organisation that needs BOB’s help to share the best use of their innovation on a free-to-NHS platform. If you aren't familiar with what BOB.health is about, you can read more here.
To enter, you will need to have:
• Evidence of the outcome or impact of the use of your product or service in a local NHS or Social Care setting
• Have an NHS or Social Care staff member willing to be interviewed about the introduction and impact and be the case study author
When you enter you will be asked the following questions. This will help us make the best decision
We advise preparing these answers before starting your entry, as it cannot be saved once started
• What does your product or service do?
• What was the problem or issue which generated demand for a solution?
• Briefly describe how your product or service was implemented in the local NHS or Social Care setting?
• What value has your product/ service brought to the local NHS or Social Care setting?
• Why would profiling the use of your product or service in this local NHS or Social Care setting be so valuable to you?
Entry is completely free. We will contact the winner and then announce them on social media in early 2020. Our editorial team will then work with the winner and their author to create the case study.
To start your submission, please mark all the checkboxes below to confirm your eligibility. Once done please click on the Start Entry button to begin.
Terms of entry
• By entering the competition, entrants agree to be bound by these Terms of entry.
• Entry to this competition is open to all companies that have implemented a health technology product or service within a local NHS or Social Care setting.
• The winning entry will receive one BOB.health case study, published on the BOB.health platform for one year.
• All entries must be submitted in English, submitted online, and comply with the eligibility criteria. The entrant, or the entrant’s employer, must have worked on the project that is featured in the entry.
• BOB.health accepts no responsibility or liability for any lost or incomplete entries and all such entries will be deemed invalid. Proof of dispatch shall not be proof of entry.
• The winning company agree to provide project contacts within the local NHS or Social Care setting and information to support the creation of a BOB.health case study.
• BOB.health reserves the right at its sole discretion to alter or cancel the competition and to amend these Terms of Entry without prior notice.
• The competition entries are judged by internal BOB.health judges. The judges reserve the right to reject any entry that does not comply with the requirements of these Terms of Entry.
• No feedback will be given on individual entries. In all matters, the decision of the judges shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
• All entries submitted to this health technology competition will be read by our appointed judges. If you have specific requirements with regards to confidentiality please email our team to discuss.
• BOB.health will announce the winner of the competition on social media.
• These Terms of Entry shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction.
Competition frequently asked questions
How much does it cost to enter the competition?
There is no charge for submitting your entry into the BOB.health health tech case study competition.
What is the eligibility criteria for a competition entry?
Entry to this competition is open to all companies that have successfully implemented a health technology product or service within a local NHS or Social Care setting. You must have evidence of the impact your product or service has had and have an NHS or Social Care staff member willing to be interviewed and be the case study author.
Who will read my entry and is it confidential?
All entries submitted to this health technology competition will be read by our appointed judges. If you have specific requirements with regards to confidentiality please email our team to discuss.
Can I withdraw my entry?
Yes, at any time, just get in touch with us.
When will I hear about my submission?
Our winner will be informed early in 2020.
Have you worked on a project that delivered local change in the NHS? Would you like to be involved in the development of our free-for-NHS platform?
BOB.health Co-Founder, Marc Southern, invites NHS staff to help shape the future of the platform
We are creating a totally new web-based platform that’s going to change the way people create, read and share learning in the NHS. You can read more about it here.
Could you help?
As we develop our platform for launch in June, we are looking to speak with people who work on local change projects in the NHS. This could include people who work in Quality Improvement or Medicine Optimisation, but equally, anybody who has tackled any kind of change is welcome.
What does it involve?
Depending upon your time, either:
Participation in one to two workshops (maximum half-day), taking place in London over February and March (all expenses will be covered)Participation in one to two virtual workshops (approx. two hours) taking place in February and MarchProvide feedback on our platform on an ad-hoc basis between now and June (virtual or in-person, for approx. one hour)
To get involved, please add your details to the form below and the team will be in touch to arrange the next steps.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
A new way to create, share and act on the experience of others in the NHS
Spreading and scaling proven good ideas
When starting an NHS project, big or small, do you find it hard to discover the experience and practice of other people who have delivered something similar?
If yes, then BOB.health is being developed for you. We are going to help people create and share “how-to” instructional case studies. A reader can then learn the context of others' thinking and decisions, providing evidence to inform a project in a different local setting.
Our goal is to launch a free online service to help liberate proven good practice and experience from institutional siloes across the UK healthcare system. We want to drive mass adoption by working with motivated people at the grassroots in the NHS, social care and private sector to get better patient experience, improve patient outcomes, and create savings for the system.
We are taking a collaborative approach. If you want to join others in making this happen please let us know by signing up.