UCLPartners has selected 38 individuals from over 140 applications to become the second cohort of the Improvement Fellows programme. The Fellows selected come from across north central and east London, Essex and Hertfordshire, and have a wide range of backgrounds; from primary and acute care, to mental health and social services, junior doctors and GPs to allied health professionals 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 improvement experts, including:
- Helen Bevan, Chief Transformation Officer, NHS England
- Margaret Murphy, Patient Advocate and Lead External Advisor for the World Health Organization’s Patients for Safety Program
- Professor Maxine Power, CEO Haelo
- Professor Richard Bohmer, Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School
- 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 UCLPartners’ geography
- 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 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. The increase in applications in comparison to last year shows just how important improvement is to people working in health and care. The selected cohort will be supporting each other through the programme over the next twelve months to drive improvement within their organisations and professional communities.”
Meet the Fellows here.
To find out more about the programme, visit the UCLPartners website.