Think Brighter

Think Brighter

What's it all about?

Think Brighter aims to provide support to NHS employers who are making workforce changes to deliver high quality care, against the backdrop of a challenging financial environment. 

As part of this programme, we want to provide you with a space to think about the big issues currently facing the NHS which require a substantial commitment to change. We want to help you consider new ideas and approaches for addressing large scale change and the challenges that colleagues are faced with on a daily basis. We intend to create a space on our website to share best practice and the skills, knowledge and experience of experts, from within the NHS and beyond. 

If the NHS is to prosper in these challenging times, then we believe that collaboration, improvisation and the ability to Think Brighter are essential, and these are the key ingredients that we intend to include in the delivery of our new work programme.

In a refreshed, updated and revised edition of its business plan, NHS England sets out its plans for 2014/15 – 2016/17 to support delivery of transformational change to frontline NHS care. 

Topics that feature as part of Think Brighter include: 

  • Implementing seven day services
  • Delivering integrated healthcare
  • Job design for flexible working
  • Motivating staff in challenging times
  • Social Media
  • Development of support staff

Our resources

We already have a selection of case studies and blogs to help you Think Brighter about your workforce. Over the next few months, there will be opportunities to connect with experts and learn how to effect change. 


Case studies


Additional resources around the six Think Brighter topics

Space to Think

Do you need a Space to Think about the numerous workforce issues currently facing your organisation?  If so, then please email to join our Think Brighter Network. Being a member allows you access to additional resources that will help you to embrace change and develop new ways of working.

Join the debate

As ever, we are keen to hear your views and opinions about the topics that matter most to you, so please do feel free to get in touch either via email ( or, if you’re a fan of Twitter, then please follow @NHSE_PaulT or search #thinkbrighter to join the debate on how we Think Brighter across the NHS! 

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