Quality Service Improvement Skills for AHPs


Quality Service Improvement Skills for AHPs

The programme is designed to support AHPs to develop service improvement ideas into deliverable plans over the course of two days.  Participants can then spend 6-8 weeks developing their projects in practice before returning to present their work so far at a follow up day.   The programme has been co-designed with colleagues from NHS improvement and from health and social care practice and provides an overview of current policy drivers, relevant contemporary research, theory and opinion to support improvement initiatives and practical application of project frameworks, such as Plan Do Study Act for small scale service improvement projects.  The programme will encourage AHP engagement in  and delivery of Sustainability and Transformation Plan objectives and the NHS England AHPs into Action and AHP Mandate.  What do participants say about this programme?: I feel ready to have a go at service improvement.  Very practical ideas – lots of realistic ‘how to get started information as well as the theory.

The breadth of knowledge that the course leaders hold between them has been freely shared and presented in a way that is accessible to busy clinicians.  I am leaving with knowledge about where to find resources, move forward on process and thoughts that it is good to keep asking ‘why?’ and ‘should/could this be different?’

Learning outcomes:

  1. Participants develop a deliverable service improvement plan to address an identified area for improvement in their service
  2. Participants develop transferrable service improvement project design and delivery skills to use in future projects

Who is the module for? Allied Health Professionals

Module code: CD0220N

Location: St George’s, University of London

Number of credits and level of study: 15 credits at level 7 (Participants may link with a work based learning module ER717X for level 7 credits)

Assessment: Participants present project progress to peers at follow up day

Pattern of Delivery: 2 day workshop with follow up day 6-8 weeks later (3 days)

Module dates:*

  • 25, 26 May, 13 June 2018

*Dates may change

Fee: £250

Study day leader: Deborah Harding