The Surrey Improvers Network, which connects improvement teams and leads in each of the Trusts and organisations, is launching Surrey Heartlands first Improvement Collaborative and applications are now open. The collaborative is a great opportunity for those working on improvement projects and/or in service improvement roles to come together to share ideas, learning and improvements.
The collaborative will run for 12months and during that time you will have the ability to access support from all the different improvement experts and leaders within the Surrey Improvement Network who will help you with your improvement projects. In addition to their support, a unique training programme combining multiple improvement methods will run alongside the collaborative to provide you with a vast amount of improvement knowledge and tools. This will be facilitated as a variety of different workshops including sessions focusing on the Model for Improvement, LEAN Six Sigma and using Life QI.
The collaborative learning sets will consist of opportunities to connect with other collaborative members, coaching sessions, talks by keynote speakers, presentations on improvement work and some additional teaching topics/sessions. It aims to help develop skills and establish a wider improvement community across the system.
Said Dr Mark Hamilton, Executive Clinical Director for the Surrey Heartlands Academy: “This is a great opportunity for individuals from a diverse range of improvement settings to meet like-minded colleagues and contribute to establishing a culture of continuous improvement.”
To apply, you should have some knowledge of change management approaches, be interested in learning more about improvement methods and tools and have an idea for an improvement project that you would like to work on.