The Fab-O-Meter is specially developed to enable organisations to measure the morale of their staff, the bedrock of performance.
Colleagues are asked daily, in complete confidence, to record ‘How was work today?’ Their answer is recorded via a simple to download and use app.
The results are immediately aggregated with responses from the whole NHS and displayed on the Fab-O-Meter. By using simple data-points, a picture is created of the morale of professions and departments in individual organisations. Tracked in real time with downloadable reports and analysis. Benchmarked and measured against national and regional performance.
Get the app from App Store and Google play
For the first time, this simple-to-download and use app makes monitoring morale in your organisation straightforward and reliable. Keeping track of performance in real-time means spotting dips in morale before they turn into dips in performance and patient safety.
Real time data
Good morale is the bedrock of good organisational performance. High performing organisations have highly engaged staff and that means satisfied customers. The NHS is no different. Highly motivated staff means better patient care, better outcomes, fewer complaints, less sickness absences and higher staff retention. Every member of the organisation counts.
Interrogate by job role
The Fab-O-Meter for the first time creates an opportunity to monitor morale, recognising hot-spots of low morale in departments or groups of staff and gives management the opportunity to ask why, engage and nip problems in the bud… before they come a major performance headache. Staff working in pressurised environments can easily become emotionally depleted; now it is possible to see problems in the making.
Benchmark against national performance
Using simple data points and correlating them using a uniquely developed algorithm, it is easy to use the dashboard facility and share what is happening in real-time. Download your confidential, individual report for the Board, or for line managers anxious to keep departments working at peak performance. Every member of the organisation counts and their opinions are recorded in complete confidence.
Interrogate by time of day
Discover problems by the hour or by profession
Compare your results with blind benchmarking
The Fab-O-Meter is an exclusive development from the Academy of Fabulous Stuff – the NHS’ free, most comprehensive resource of best practice and ‘fabulous stuff.’ We believe if you show people what good looks like, they will get on and do it… better!
Meet the team
Roy Lilley – Founder of the Academy of Fabulous Stuff
Roy Lilley has been in and around the NHS since 1974 and feels lucky to still be involved. An excoriating critic of the NHS and its institutions but with his last breath, a fan of the patient facing front-line of healthcare and the anonymous people who manage the services. He visits well over 50 NHS services every year, speaks at 100+ events and meetings and conferences and writes and broadcasts about the health service in e-letters, newspapers, magazines and on TV and (as he insists on describing it) the wireless.
He is in the Debrett’s 500 list of the most influential people in England. A writer, artist musician and magician he fits his hobbies around the day job and says, the ‘day job’ is his hobby. The Academy of Fabulous NHS Stuff has been his dream and is now a reality. He might put his feet up and enjoy a cuppa-builder’s and a Hobnob. On the other hand he might turn up to look at your ‘fabulous stuff’.
Dr Terri Porrett – Co-Founder of the Academy of Fabulous Stuff
Terri was a ward sister at St. Marks Hospital before joining the Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in 1991 as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Stoma Care. Terri worked at the Homerton as a Nurse Consultant and was Clinical Director of the North East London Bowel Cancer Screening Centre. She has co-edited two textbooks and published extensively in medical Colorectal and nursing Gastrointestinal Journals.
Terri joined Coloplast in 2011 and in her role develops professional support and education programmes for specialist nurses. Terri was involved in the development of Apollo Nursing Resource, an online resource to enable specialist nurses to articulate the value of their role. In 2013 Terri was recognised in the Nursing Times Nursing Leaders list as a ‘real champion for colorectal nursing and specialist nursing in general’.
Jon Wilks – Co-Founder of the Academy of Fabulous Stuff
Jon Wilks is the ‘straight’ guy to Roy Lilley in the double act that is nhsManagers.net. That is to say that he does all of the running around, is the butt of most jokes and bears it all with a stoical grace. He is also Managing Director of UK HealthGateway Ltd, the leading health market access consultancy that helps medical device companies to make sure their products are packed full of fab stuff before coming to market. He has worked in and around the NHS for over 15 years and recovers his own sense of humour by being rubbish at fly fishing.
Nick Maher – Data Scientist and Developer for the Academy of Fabulous Stuff
Nick is the developer and data scientist behind the Fab-O-Meter. Nick has worked on various data science and analytics projects in his 10 year career – spanning banking, gaming, TV advertising and professional services. Nick, along with his partner Fran, developed and built the Academy of Fabulous Stuff platform, which they also support on a day to day basis.
Nick is skilled in statistical analysis, visualisation techniques and web development, holding an MSc in Operational Research and a BSc in Mathematics.
Sukie Banga – Trainer and Facilitator for the Academy of Fabulous Stuff
Sukie has a background in clinical pharmacology with over twenty years’ experience of working in a healthcare environment. She is the co-founder of Ararna which she established with her brother in 2000. Her passion for working with people led her to qualify with a MBA and obtain a Chartered Fellowship with the CIPD.
Sukie is an expert facilitator and as a Fab Ambassador continuously encourages NHS staff to celebrate success. She is absolutely delighted to be one of the trainers that will be working with organisations who are dedicated to making a difference to staff morale.
Harry Banga – Trainer and Facilitator for the Academy of Fabulous Stuff
Harry is one of the co-founders of Ararna and has over seventeen years’ experience delivering training and consultancy services to a wide range of clients. After graduating with a Maths and Physics degree, Harry started his journey of consultancy whilst studying for a MBA. Harry has authored several toolkits, models and customised training to improve services across the public and private sector.
Harry is proud to be a Fab Ambassador and support this fantastic movement where all staff can share and celebrate fabulous stuff!