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

An introduction to innovation in healthcare – facilitated online learning

Explore healthcare innovation with our free four-session online training course developed with the University of Bath and hosted by Future Learn.

Learning is available year-round.

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

Quality improvement In healthcare: the case for change – free online learning

Explore new and better ways of organising health and social care services to improve quality on our free six-week online training course developed with the University of Bath and hosted by Future Learn.

Learning is available year-round.

Find out more about the Quality Improvement in Healthcare online course

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

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.

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

South West Digital Health & Care Skills Development Network

A new network, with the aim of supporting health and care professionals working within Informatics and Digital has been launched (May 2022). The South West Digital Health & Care Skills Development Network, developed in conjunction with the West of England AHSN and supported by seed funding from Health Education England, aims to:

  • Share best practice, development opportunities and learning across organisations and the region
  • Collaborate with colleagues on joint programmes of work
  • Act as a regional interface with key professional bodies

Free learning events are bookable, and there are a large range of free Digital Health Skills Learning Resources.

Find out more about the Southwest Digital Health & Care Skills Development Network.

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