30 November 2015

Launch of the UCLPartners Improvement Fellows Programme

Today we are excited to announce the launch of our Improvement Fellows Programme. The programme, which is now accepting applications, will help create a cadre of people – clinicians, managers, educators, researchers, patients and others – who have the enthusiasm, motivation and capability to drive improvement within their organisations and beyond.

Improvement has never been more important for health and social care. The 2013 Berwick review into patient safety, A promise to learn: a commitment to act, stated that “the most important single change in the NHS… would be for it to become, more than ever before, a system devoted to continual learning and improvement of patient care, top to bottom and end to end.”

One of our key aims is to find, support and empower people with the drive and talent to be improvement leaders within their organisations and professional communities. Central to our way of working is connecting people with shared interests and needs across the partnership – when connected and appropriately supported, each is able to achieve better results for patients, and to achieve greater satisfaction through the work they do.

This opportunity will give up to 35 fellows, from within our geography, access to:

  • Four half-day workshops which will include masterclasses on improvement from experts and provide the opportunity to reflect and explore their ideas, challenges and priorities with faculty and colleagues
  • A network of like-minded people to build a community to turn to for inspiration, support and expertise that go beyond their current local and professional networks and endure over time, beyond the formal programme
  • Wider communities of improvers, such as the Q Initiative participants from UCLPartners’ geography
  • Learning resources including a free subscription to IHI’s Open School

Kate Hall, Director of Capability Development says: “UCLPartners is keen for applicants to be from a wide range of roles, professional groups and organisations, with experience of improvement and enthusiasm to develop improvement skills. We hope to recruit a diverse group of motivated individuals with a passion for improvement.”

You can find out more about the programme and the application process in the Information for applicants.

To apply, complete the application form and return it to improvementfellows@uclpartners.com by 5pm on Friday 11 December.

If you have any questions about the programme, please email Kate.