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Tasmania to hold powerful 'School for Health and Care Radicals'


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A one-day school for health & care radicals.

For the first time ever in Tasmania a one-day 'School for Health & Care Radicals' will be held with Mary Freer, Director of freerthinking and CEO of Change Day Australia

In the last two years, more than 5,000 health and care change activists from 50 countries have signed up for the School for Health and Care Radicals run by Dr Helen Bevan, Chief Transformation Officer, NHS, UK. Many described the learning experience as "life changing". Mary Freer now brings you a one day school for the first time in Tasmania.

Two schools will occur across the state:

South: Tuesday 16th February 2016

The Hobart Function and Conference Centre
1 Elizabeth Street, Hobart
9:30am - 4:30pm

North & North West: Thursday 18th February 2016

Waterfront Function Centre, Devonport
17 Devonport Road, Devonport 7310
9:30am - 4:30pm

Registrations have now closed.

About the workshop

Anyone who chooses to be a champion of quality and safety in health and aged care doesn't choose an easy life. It's tough being a change agent and challenging the status quo, particularly when you feel like you haven't got the power and authority and/or other people don't always get it or want to change. Yet big change only happens because of passionate people who are willing to take responsibility for change. Evidence shows that being an effective change agent is very little to do with position or status. It's about ability to connect with and influence others around a shared purpose for change. This is a day for those who want to change existing thinking and practice and improve services for residents, patients, clients and communities.

Topics we will cover during the day

About Mary Freer

Mary Freer, CEO of Change Day Australia and Director of freerthinking

Over many years Mary has contributed to Australia's national health and social care reform agenda through her work with state and commonwealth agencies. She has held leadership positions with national government and not for profit health care and social welfare services, including women's and community health services, healthdirect Australia, the Department of the Premier and Cabinet in South Australia, Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, Health Workforce Australia and now as Director of freerthinking and CEO of Change Day Australia.

She brings to the challenge of reforming our existing health and social care services a strong focus on ensuring that her work with diverse stakeholders results in long term co-created large scale change. She is highly skilled at creating and nurturing partnerships that strengthen emergent innovation.

In 2014 Mary founded Australia's first Change Day, held on 6th March 2014. This national quality improvement campaign resulted in over 15,000 individuals and organisations making a pledge to do one thing to improve patient and client outcomes. In 2015 Change Day Australia engaged 56,000 people in making a pledge for improvement. This is the largest mobilisation of people towards health improvement in Australia. This work can be seen at

Mary is a TEDx speaker and has been named by The Edge (NHS) as one of the top 100 healthcare leaders to follow on Twitter @FreerMary.

Supported by Primary Health Tasmania, PHN Tasmania, an Australian Government Initiative

Get certificated!

Take action to demonstrate your learning from The School for Health and Care Radicals and become a "certificated change agent." Complete the learning process to a satisfactory level and you will be recognised as a "certificated change agent" by The School for Health and Care Radicals.

Download the certification form to apply or find out more.

Applications close 21st March 2016.