UCLPartners has selected 28 individuals from over 70 applications to become the third cohort of the Improvement Fellows programme. The Fellows selected come from across north central and east London, Essex and Bedfordshire, and have a wide range of backgrounds; from primary and acute care, to mental health and specialist services, junior doctors and GPs to nurses and general management.
The programme will provide Fellows with the opportunity for open dialogue in a safe environment away from the usual workplace, offer time and space to reflect and plan, as well as the opportunity for more tangible learning and benefits. The programme aims to support participants to drive improvements within their organisations and beyond. Over the 12-month programme, the Improvement Fellows will:
- Take part in workshops that provide the opportunity to reflect and explore their ideas, challenges and priorities with faculty and colleagues
- Hear from experts in improvement
- Develop as 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
- Access wider communities of improvers, such as the Q Initiative participants from the UCLPartners’ region
- Utilise learning resources including a subscription to IHI’s Open School, where participants will be able to get an IHI basic certificate in Quality Improvement.
Kate Hall, Director of Capability Development at UCLPartners said:
“We were thrilled by the calibre of the applicants to the programme and it’s fantastic to see such a range of people interested and motivated in improvement. This will be the third cohort of Improvement Fellows and we are particularly excited about bringing Fellows from the last three years together into a wider community in 2018. There is such huge potential for this group to learn from each other and have a really positive impact on health and social care in the region.”
Meet the Fellows here.
To find out more about the programme here.