The Federation has signed up to the General Practice Improvement Leader programme

Having clinicians and mangers with quality improvement skills is key to successful change. Free places will be provided on the General Practice Improvement Leader training programme from NHS England’s sustainable improvement team. This is a successful 9 month personal development programme to build confidence and skills for leading service redesign in your practice or federation.

The programme incorporates interactive training workshops, personal reading and reflection, and action learning as participants lead a change project in their own workplace. Participants gain new perspectives, skills and confidence in using improvement science in general practice, and leading colleagues and teams through change. The approach has been successful with general practice clinicians and managers of hugely varying experience (from GP registrars and newly appointed managers to very experienced staff).

Hear previous participants talking about their experience of the training programme.

Who is it for?

The programme is for those working in general practice, including GPs, practice managers and nurses; also project managers and facilitators actively working with general practice to support the GP Forward View.  Delegates will need to bring a live project to work actively on during the programme.

What are the benefits?

  • Personal development: how to deliver change and engage people in the process.
  • Building local capability: apply new skills and knowledge to support own practice and wider local area in achieving its goals
  • Potential to accelerate change locally by working on a chosen improvement project focused around one of the 10 High Impact Actions for general practice
  • Learning alongside others from general practice and become part of a wider improvers network

What does it look like?

A modular programme of up to six days in total, completed at the delegate’s own pace, over a minimum of four months.  Each module builds personal learning and the ability to help others use quality improvement techniques.

  • Fundamentals of change and improvement (2-day session) The elements of successful change. Practical tools and techniques for making improvements.
  • Human Dimensions of change (2 x 1-day sessions) How to engage others and work with them to make changes locally. Building effective relationships.
  • Facilitation skills (2 x 1-day sessions) Approaches to use when working with groups. Creative tools and techniques to help keep projects moving.

The Fundamentals module has to be completed first.  The remaining four days can each be booked separately if required.  Optional support webinars are offered in between each module. No prior knowledge of managing change or quality improvement is needed.  All delegates will have access to an ongoing network of resources and support within a national improvement community.

If you are interested in participation please contact Jo.Seward@onewighthealth.co.uk who will coordinate applications.