The Scottish Quality and Safety Fellowship information sessions

NHS Tayside is holding drop-in sessions for people to find out more about the Scottish Quality and Safety Fellowship Programme.

Applications will soon be open for the 11th cohort of the programme.  Over the last eight years the Fellowship programme has developed more than 100 Fellows across Scotland, enhancing their individual capacity for leadership in patient safety and quality improvement.

If you are interested in hearing more about the Fellowship, and would have the full support from your line manager, please come along to one of the drop-in information sessions.

There will be an opportunity to speak to some of our Fellows, members of the Improvement Team and the Patient Safety Team who can provide advice and guidance. Although this is a drop-in session it would be helpful to know how many people may come along so if you are planning to attend please contact

The drop in sessions will take place on Tuesday, 13 February from noon-1.30pm in Seminar Room 4 at PRI (Taymount Terrace Entrance) and Room A in the Improvement Academy at Ninewells.

NHS Tayside is proud to have eight Fellows, spanning professions and specialties, including pharmacy, nursing and medical staff in MfE, acute medicine, emergency medicine, surgery and anaesthetics.

The national clinical lead for the Fellowship programme is Consultant in Emergency Medicine Dr Shobhan Thakore, a cohort 7 Fellow who is now helping shape the future of the Fellowship.

The Fellowship is a 10-month programme of distance learning, coaching and focused residential seminars covering:

  • improvement theory, methods and tools
  • project management
  • understanding problems with patient flow
  • human factors in safety
  • measurement for improvement
  • reliability, systems and design for safety
  • working with people, motivation and team building
  • leadership for change
  • person-centred care

It is open to healthcare staff who currently undertake clinical practice and have a direct influence on improving the delivery of safe patient care, as well as staff in clinical professions who do not currently deliver hands-on care but do have a role in improving patient care or safety.

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