NetWorkout Resources

About the NetWorkout

On Wednesday 13 January the Networks team held a NetWorkout. Below are presentations from the webinars, a storify of the Twitter activity, useful links and background reading.

UPDATE: All the recordings from the webinars are now available in one place on our YouTube channel and set out in the relevant sections of this post below.

You can follow the conversation on Twitter by following  #networkout  and @networks4health.

If you have any questions, comments or would simmply like to chat more about networks please contact us on

Let us have your feedback

Your views on the NetWorkout are really important to us to help inform the development of future events. If you took part we would really appreciate it if you would take a couple of minutes to complete our feedback survey.

Storify of the Twitter activity

You can see a Storify of the twitter activity here.

Presentations from the Webinars

Becky Maltby – Networks and hierarchies Jan 2016

The ‘new’ NHS models are all about collaboration through networks. The NHS is steeped in a culture of performance management and hierarchy. Can it make the change? What does it take to lead a network. This is an overview that is vital for anyone wanting to, or already taking a leadership role in any health system.

Watch the recording of Becky’s presentation

Dawn Artega – Seven Elements of Effective Networks (see background reading below also)

Participants will learn about seven elements of network design successfully used by non-profits and foundations at local, state and national scales in the United States. This session opens a discussion about the mechanics of network building for social change, offers a framework for discussion, and an opportunity to make sense of it all through a mix of large groups, peer learning and small groups.

Watch Dawn’s presentation

David Evans, CHAIN: “What can the CHAIN network offer me?” (No slides presented but see link to CHAIN website below)

For people interested in loose, multi-professional, mutual-support networking in health and social care, with an emphasis on the implementation of improvements based on sound evidence.

Content: now in its 19th year, and with close to 15,000 members, the CHAIN network has pioneered light-touch online networking as a means of sharing experience, intelligence and aspiration. Designed to cut across the boundaries of organisations, professions and geography, the ways CHAIN can be used are as diverse as its membership. David Evans, CHAIN Founder-Director, will discuss the underpinning principles of the network, and demonstrate the online resource that makes it tick, incorporating real-time questions and issues suggested by WebEx participants.

Watch David’s presentation

Lucy Scarisbrick, Yorkshire and Humber Co-Creation Network – Co-Creation network video

Ben Lee and Sophie Edwards – How do we know we’re making a difference (see background reading below also)

For: anyone currently leading or creating a network

Content: We will lead a walk-through of the Network Maturity Matrix which is one of the tools in the Toolkit.  This is a great simple tool for quickly reviewing your network in terms of purpose, leadership, knowledge sharing, learning and impact.  We will also offer ideas for defining a set of simple outcome measures to track the development of your network and communicate the impact you are making.

Watch Ben and Sophie’s presentation

Andrew Lambe – Enabling continuous improvement and innovation through knowledge sharing in networks(see Learning Handbook link below also)

For: anyone currently leading or creating a network

Content: In this session, we will start by outlining why networks have a major role to play in delivering the NHS of the future by facilitating knowledge sharing.  We will look at a model outlining the basics of knowledge sharing which addresses the relationship between teams and networks.  We will then focus on the role networks play and the actions network leaders can take to maximise knowledge sharing.  The session will conclude with some practical guidance for network leaders and links to further resources and tools.

Watch Andrew’s presentation

Janice Popp and Ann Casebeer – Podcast: Be careful what you ask for: Things policy-makers should know before mandating networks

Useful links

Background reading and resources

General literature



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