The Surrey Improvers Network, which connects improvement teams and leads in each of the Trusts and organisations, has launched Surrey Heartlands first Improvement Collaborative with funding from the Health Foundation.

The collaborative is a great opportunity for those working on improvement projects or in service improvement roles to come together to share ideas, learning and improvements. The collaborative is running for 12 months from September 2020 and participants will have the ability to access support from different improvement experts and leaders within the Surrey Improvement Network to help them with improvement projects.

In addition to this support, a unique training programme combining multiple improvement methods will run alongside the collaborative, providing improvement knowledge and tools.

The collaborative learning sets will consist of opportunities to connect with other members, coaching sessions, talks by keynote speakers, presentations on improvement work and some additional teaching topics and 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 improvemen