NHS Change Day is a frontline-led movement; the largest of its kind, with a shared purpose of improving health and care.
The idea is to get NHS staff, patients and the public to pledge to do one thing to make the NHS better. Pledges can be big or small, personal or professional but must make a difference to patient care.
Last year a single tweet sparked a staff-inspired social movement that saw people take collective action and in doing so make 189,000 pledges. It was a proud moment. This year the national goal is for 500,000 pledges.
Harvey Guntrip, lay member of Bromley CCG governing body, said: "NHS Change Day is an excellent opportunity for everyone to think about the things they could do differently that will help make our health and our NHS better. No matter how small your positive change seems to be, have a think about the impact you, your family and friends can have and make a pledge. After all, it is our NHS and we need to support it. "
More than eight out of ten people questioned in the survey acknowledged they could help make the NHS better by not missing scheduled appointments (83%) and only going to A&E for a genuine emergency (86%), while just under half opted for keeping themselves healthy (28%).
Let’s make a day of it Bromley!
Everyone can get involved to pledge something that will make a difference, no matter how big or small. A pledge could be part of your everyday routine or something extraordinary. It’s simple, just think of something personal to you and make a pledge or join an existing one on the NHS Change Day website.