Last chance to register for Scottish Quality and Safety Fellowship information sessions

The closing date for NHS Tayside’s Scottish Quality and Safety Fellowship Programme is 12pm on Friday, 23 February.

Over 10 successful years the Scottish Quality & Safety Fellowship has developed more than 220 Fellows, enhancing their individual capacity for leadership in patient safety and quality improvement.

The Fellowship has been developed in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland, and NHS Scotland Boards. 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, and leadership for change
  • person-centred care

The Fellowship is built around a series of residential courses, and other educational and networking events. All Fellows will undertake an improvement project throughout their participation on the programme, and are expected to work on this as part of their day job.

The Fellowship 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.

2 Scottish places are being offered to participants for the Vale of Leven Improving Care Legacy, announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport in November 2016. Applicants will be asked to indicate if they wish to be considered for one of these places. Once accepted onto the Fellowship programme, the 2 Vale of Leven Care Legacy places will be selected by representatives of the Chief Nursing Officer.

Participants will need the full support of NHS Tayside and explicit sponsorship from their Line Manager, Patient Safety/Quality Lead, Executive Clinical Lead and Chief Executive.

If you are interested in the Scottish Quality and Safety Fellowship, and would have the full support from your line manager, we would like to invite you to apply. The NHS Tayside Improvement Faculty can provide advice and guidance with your application.

In order to meet the national closing date all applications must be submitted to the Improvement Academy by e-mail to improvementacademy.tayside@nhs.net by 1200hrs on Friday 23rd February.

We will then provide constructive feedback to maximise your opportunity for a successful application and coordinate the required executive statements and signatures.

Please click here for an application and further information

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