Clinical Leadership & Management with Quality Improvement Project

This is an innovative programme designed for ST6-ST8 paediatric trainees working in the West Midlands.

QIClearn provides the opportunity to learn and practice Leadership and Management skills by working with others to deliver a quality improvement project using an established change method in just 18 weeks.

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West Midlands Clinical Leadership and Management with Quality Improvement Project.

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An innovative course to strengthen your skills in Clinical Leadership and Management Programme, it is aligned with the GMC guidance on Good medical practice and Generic professional capabilities (GPC) framework, and Leadership and management for all doctors.

You will access small bite size learning pieces on leadership and share your learning, experiences with your colleagues in a virtual collaborative space.

Through a combination of e-learning with virtual workshops you will learn about leadership and management of change, putting what you learn into practice as you deliver a quality improvement project of your own.

Our structured, science informed change pathway takes you through three phases of your quality improvement project.

  • Getting started with QI
  • Design & measure QI
  • Generate ideas, test and implement QI

All modules are accessible via your mobile, laptop or tablet. Every QI tool/technique is supported by our 3minuteQI® resources and associated worksheets and the NHS Healthcare Leadership 360 self assessment tool will help you explore and develop your strengths too. Periodic assignments will help you consolidate learning and support your progress.

The emphasis of this course is on enhancing your competencies in Clinical Leadership and Management, with a focus on managing change for yourself and others.

  • Domain 6 Leadership e.g. Demonstrates an awareness of own leadership qualities, adjusting their approach to improve outcomes; Leads in multi-disciplinary team working. Promotes an open culture of learning and accountability by challenging and influencing colleague’s behaviour
  • Domain 8 Quality Improvement e.g. Independently applies knowledge of quality improvement processes to undertake projects and audits to improve clinical effectiveness, patient safety and patient experience; Identifies quality improvement opportunities; Leads and facilitates reflective evaluation in relation to quality improvement interventions

You will learn about the structure of the NHS, Patient safety, the difference between leading and managing and about your personal development as a leader.

You will have the opportunity to collaborate using an innovative platform affording access to a wide range of expertise. You will also have the opportunity to consider how you might support others as you continue to develop your leadership skills after the course has ended.

Through PRACTICAL activity you will experience leading and managing small changes are you learn how to use a structured robust approach to change informed throughout by measurement for improvement.

Finally you will learn how to share your Leadership and QI story with others in a way that has impact and be in a position to submitting abstracts for national and international conferences.

View QI posters in the Children and Maternity section of our poster gallery here

This programme is open ST6-ST8 Paediatric trainees in the West Midlands who are able to secure study leave for all the Virtual Workshops.

Completion of this programme is aligned to the GMC Guidance and GPC framework and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Progress Curriculum.

The Quality Improvement Project element is accredited by CPD for 30 hours and can be included as evidence of Quality Improvement for portfolio development, accreditation and revalidation.  and re-validation

Meet your instructors

Learn from leaders with extensive experience in leadership and management and practical aspect of effecting sustained change in clinical services.

Heather Shearer

Heather Shearer

Heather works with the University of St Andrews Medical School to bring Agents for Change (including Quality Improvement) curriculum to undergraduate medical education, and also with postgraduate trainees who are learning about quality improvement approaches. As well as these QI roles she is a Coach and has clients form a wide range of professional backgrounds and levels of seniority.

Find out more about Heather

Hesham Abdalla

Hesham Abdalla

Hesham is a consultant paediatrician, lead for Quality Improvement and was appointed Director of Medical Education at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust in October 2020. He has led teams to national awards in patient-centred care (PENNA) and patient safety (HSJ). Hesham established the Emerging Clinical Leaders’ Network for Junior Doctors and designed and directed a 60+ participant leadership training programme. Hesham is a qualified ILM Level 5 Coach.

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Nicola Davey

Nicola Davey

Nicola Davey began working in improvement science some years ago when she realised the significant impact that well-designed changes could make to patients. She has worked extensively with clinicians to improve childrens’ services and together with the LSP Faculty has taught and supported over 50 doctors, nurses, pharmacists and parents on this programme to date.

Find out more about Nicola.