About GREAT-ix

GREAT-ix is an initiative to allow NHS staff to say thank you to each other and help make their colleagues feel valued and appreciated.

Submitting a GREAT-ix aims to capture the positive events in the NHS and improve safety by sharing and spreading excellence.

When you submit a GREAT-ix for a colleague they will receive a formal thank you letter for their portfolio and a card chosen by you.

This website has been setup to make both the submission and the distribution of GREAT-ix letters and cards as straight forward as possible.

The lovely folk at Bearded Hen are developing us phone apps to make it even easier so watch this space!

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The Academy of Fabulous Stuff is where I first read about the idea of a GREAT-ix and the Learning From Excellence initiative.

It was set up by Roy Lilly in 2015 to be a repository of inspirational ideas…

“The Academy is the place to share ideas about doing it right, boast about the good stuff and if you have a problem, the place to search for an answer.”

Adrain Plunkett started learning from excellence in 2016 following his own experience of being seriously ill with sepsis.

LfE began with a pilot project in Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s Paediatric Intensive Care department (PICU) as a system for all staff to voluntarily report episodes of excellent practice.

Find out more about the origins of the initiative by watching his video.