We are excited to announce that applications are open for the fourth cohort of the UCLPartners Improvement Fellows Programme. The aim of the programme is to create a network of people – clinicians, managers, educators, researchers, patients and others – who have the confidence, capability and capacity to lead improvement within their organisations and beyond.
Improvement has never been more important for health and social care. The 2013 Berwick report on 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”.
As a partnership organisation, UCLPartners is dedicated to connecting people with shared interests and needs beyond traditional institutional boundaries. We support our partners to work together, to transform the health and wellbeing of the population. The Improvement Fellows Programme will support and empower people across our partnership with the drive and talent to be improvement leaders within their organisations and professional communities.
This opportunity will give up to 40 Improvement Fellows access to:
- Six half-day workshops which will include masterclasses on improvement from experts and provide the opportunity to reflect, explore ideas and discuss challenges and priorities.
- A network of people facing similar challenges and successes that can provide inspiration, support and expertise that go beyond current local and professional networks and endure over time, beyond the formal programme
- A wider community of improvers, such as the Q Fellows from UCLPartners’ geography
- Learning resources
We are looking for people from a wide range of roles, professional groups and organisations with some experience of quality improvement – but more importantly for people with a passion for improvement and the benefits it can bring to patients, populations and staff.
The Improvement Fellows programme is available free of charge to participants from our partner organisations. There are a small number of places available for anyone wishing to participate from an organisation outside of the UCLPartners’ geography, which we offer for a fee of £1,500 per participant. The application process and commitment is the same whether fees are paid or not.
If you have any questions about the programme, please email Sophie Bulmer, Network Development Lead.