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Training opportunities

Here we’ve pulled together a selection of training opportunities that support healthcare innovators and improvers to develop ideas and projects.

 Quality Improvement Autumn Series

Gain a basic understanding and practical knowledge of applying Quality Improvement (QI) techniques to real-world challenges on our five-week series of CPD accredited online workshops. Developed by our West of England Academy team, join this free and interactive series or individual 90-minute workshops on Wednesdays from 6 October.

Find out more about our Autumn QI Series.

An Introduction to Innovation in Healthcare – free online learning

Explore healthcare innovation with our free four-week online training course developed with the University of Bath and hosted by Future Learn. The next facilitated cohort commences from 1 November 2021 – you’ll be joining learners from the United Kingdom and across the world and able to share your experiences of innovation in healthcare.

Find out more and book our innovation in healthcare online course.

Quality Improvement In healthcare: the case for change

Explore new and better ways of organising health and social care services to improve quality on this free six week online training course developed with the University of Bath and hosted by Future Learn. The next facilitated cohort commences from mid September 2021 – you’ll be joining learners from the United Kingdom and across the world and able to share your experiences of QI in healthcare.

Find out more about the Quality Improvement in Healthcare online course here

Improvement Fundamentals developed by NHS England

Programme of online, self-directed mini-courses in quality improvement (QI) for those involved in heath or social care services. The programme covers four essential learning areas: quality improvement theory, quality improvement tools, measuring for quality improvement and spreading quality improvement.
Find out more about the Improvement Fundamentals course here

Clinical Entrepreneur Programme

Available to clinical, NHS staff and wider health professionals to develop their entrepreneurial aspirations during their clinical training period. Training offers include funding for higher education, mentoring and time to complete entrepreneurial activities. Check the website for details on the application process.
Find out more about Clinical Entrepreneurs Programme here

NHS South West Leadership Academy

Working to empower people to secure better health, care and wellbeing outcomes through leadership, the NHS South West Leadership Academy offer a wide range of free development opportunities. Take a look at their current workshops or sign up to their monthly newsletter to receive updates.
Find out more about the NHS South West Leadership Academy

Health economic leadership and management (HELM) Programme

If you are interested in Health Economics, Transformational Leadership, Collaborative Management, Efficient Working and Entrepreneurship then you are an ideal candidate for The HELM Programme. HELM is an accredited programme primarily for NHS staff in the South West region.
Find out more about HELM

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