Hexitime is a skill share and timebanking platform that helps people in healthcare to exchange improvement skills and ideas in an 'open access' environment.
Hexitime (borne the Q Community Timebank and Skills Exchange) was one of the 15 projects funded through the 2018 Q exchange programme. Launched in April 2019, the platform has now amassed over 600 members committed to improving the quality of healthcare services across the UK.
Members earn and exchange time credits on the platform by offering and requesting help to / from each other – all without real money changing hands. The first 100 days, for example, saw members post 65 offers of help and 36 requests for help - everything from human factors training and paediatrics process mapping through to 1-2-1 coaching on how to best process mental health data and the delivery of a complexity informed improvement webinar.
Give an hour, get one back
First and foremost, Hexitime is a timebank. When members join the timebank, they can access the skills and expertise of the health and social care community - so long as they are prepared to give something back. This approach offers an alternative approach to 'day-rate' improvement resources.
All exchanges are for improvement work and all exchanges are equitable (e.g. member ‘A’ is not worth more than member ‘B’). Skills exchanges can therefore work across a number of organisational, regional or national levels.
Turn bright ideas into projects
Hexitime also provides members, and the organisations they work for, with a free platform to exchange their ideas – helping both their professional development and their improvement projects.
Members can pose their questions and challenges on Hexitime - gathering the ideas and insights of the Hexitime community - and turning the best ideas into projects.
Campaign for a better future
The campaigns feature lets members mobilise their efforts around health and social care priorities. These priorities are defined by the platform partners - a strategy designed to attract organisational partners and sustain the platform.
Whilst the partners of Hexitime provide the framework, the members themselves create the activities on which each campaign will succeed - increasing the collective impact of the Hexitime network.
Our design team conceived the 'Hexitime' name and brand identity, and provide a light-level of design and communications support to help this movement get off the ground.
Since we launched, the platform has attracted support and sponsorship from a number of health organisations interested in delivering service improvements via their employee base. Here's some of the things people have been saying about Hexitime:
For queries relating to our community platform, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.