Improvement Practitioner Jan - March 2017
Monday, 5 December 2016 at 09:00 - Monday, 13 March 2017 at 13:00 (GMT)
The Improvement Practitioner offer contains a range of modules that allow attendees who already have a basic understanding of improvement methodologies to further develop their skills by attending a focused session into a specific topic. Attendees can complete the Improvement Practitioner certification or take standalone modules according to their requirements. To become an AQuA certified Improvement Practitioner, attendees need to attend all 3 of the core modules and at least 1 of the optional modules.
NB: if you have completed modules in the past, these will count towards your certification.
Who is this event aimed at?
Improvement Practitioner is designed to be the next step for managers, clinicians and front-line staff who consider themselves to be already at novice level with a fundamental or basic knowledge of improvement science and wish to further develop their knowledge.
Sessions are designed so participants can pick and choose topics which support their individual requirements. They are ideal for personal development and to provide specific support for NHS staff to tackle the challenges of service improvement.
What will attendees learn at this event / workshop?
By the end of each session delegates will have greater knowledge and confidence to apply material from the specific session they attended. Further information can be found by clicking on the individual modules below.
The programme consists of 5 standalone modules (3 core / 2 optional) and alumni network event repeated throughout the year. Module overviews below:
- Culture for Improvement: – to develop an understanding of the key elements of a culture for improvement and what role the participant can play in developing the culture.
Spread & Sustainability: - to increase the knowledge, understanding and practical application of what is required to sustain and spread improvement initiatives after their initial implementation.
Measurement: - to break down the myths of measurement and provide participants with an in-depth guide to applying the measurement journey when undertaking quality improvement initiatives.
- Coaching Essentials: - to develop participant’s knowledge, confidence and application in applying coaching skills to quality improvement teams.
Managing change and QI in your organisation (systems & knowledge): - To develop the knowledge and practical skills for managing change in your organisation through awareness of systems change models and how these relate to Quality Improvement
All Share All Learn Meeting: These sessions are to support intermediate level Quality Improvement leads in sharing best practice, develop learning needs (to share with AQuA), peer review and personal reflection.
The fine print:
This event is free to all AQuA member organisations. Attendance for non-members is charged at £150 per person per module. If you are unsure if you are a registered member, please click here.
Final event arrangements are confirmed with the venue up to two weeks before the event. In order to ensure that places are not wasted please let us know at your earliest convenience if you are no longer able to attend. Many of our events operate waiting lists so this will enable us to reallocate your place to someone else on the list.
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Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA)
The Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) is an NHS health and care quality improvement organisation, who are at the forefront of transforming the safety and quality of healthcare.
We are based in the North West and work with over 70 member organisations on our key improvement themes:
- Patient Safety and Mortality
- Reliable Care
- Patient Experience
- Integrated Care and Transformational Change
- Building Workforce Capability
In addition, we also undertake a number of consultancy based projects across the UK with both Health and Care organisations.