Final Reminder for LOC in the Lakes 2017: Learning to unlock your creativity

Just a quick note to remind you (if you haven’t already done so…) to book your place at the Learning Organisations Collaborative Festival – LOC in the Lakes 2017, which takes place at Rheged on 2 March.  
This year’s theme is ‘Learning to unlock your creativity’ and we have a great programme of events planned to ensure that this will be a valuable investment of your time.

Keynote speakers include Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director NHS England; Martin Wilson from TIN Arts – a company that works with using creative arts to enhance clinical practice and Dr Roger Greenaway who will lead our final review session to ensure your learning from the day is applied back at work.

We have over 30 Discover, Explore and Learn workshops to choose from – where you will have the chance to Be Creative (take part in a visual, vocal or word based creative activity); to Think Creative (hearing about the ‘business case’ for creativity… why should we invest our time and effort?) and to Act Creative with stories from health and care and from wider industry and other sectors (including Dr Umesh Prabhu from Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS FT; Iggesund Paperboard and 12 health and care success stories) – about the results teams are getting when they use creative approaches.

This is a unique event, designed to stimulate your imagination and help you to understand how and why this will help us to address some of the challenges we are currently facing.  Over 150 of the 200 places available have already been booked… so please click here to reserve your place straight away http://www.theclic.org.uk/education-and-learning/events/l-o-c-in-the-lakes-2017

See you at Rheged!

Rapid Process Improvement Workshop (RPIW) on Ward 4 at WCH

After the success of the Rapid Process Improvement Workshop (RPIW) on Maple Ward at CIC in November last year, a second workshop has now been carried out, this time for Ward 4 at WCH.
The workshop ran from the 13-16 February and the main focus of the week was to aim to reduce the number of pressure ulcers on the ward. 

The workshop provided a very intensive four-day improvement plan and an opportunity for staff to take some time to discuss the main obstacles they face on the ward within their day-to-day role and how these could be reduced as well as to improve inefficiencies and provide staff with more time for patient care. There were discussions around improvement methods such as the Cumbria Production System, and staff from Ward 4 and other areas of the hospital worked together on delivering initial actions over the 4 days and creating an action plan for follow up work.

The week was a great success, and in addition to developing a plan to improve the main target around pressure ulcers, a number of improvement areas were identified and delivered including: an overhaul of the ward filing system and the removal of unnecessary documents leading to a saving of nursing time; £1000 of equipment redistributed to other hospital areas, and the introduction of an additional area for medical staff to carry out their administrative duties.

A video of the results of the workshop will be available on the CLIC website in the coming weeks.

We will continue to roll out these workshops and the next RPIW will be held in April at CIC.

 

Non-violent Communication (NVC) Foundation Training

NVC is a process of communication developed by international peacebuilder Marshall Rosenberg to enable people to communicate with respect, compassion and honesty. 

Liz Kingsnorth will be facilitation a 2-day Foundation training course to enable participants to begin using the tools and skills in daily life, the course will be held in the Gillis Centre, Edinburgh on the 5th and 6th May.  

Further development courses will deepen understanding and fluency.

For booking information and to register your place, please see downloadable PDF below.