BMJ Masterclasses: Physicians General Update course

BMJ Masterclasses Physicians General Update course features a programme of expert speakers who will bring you up to date on the broad range of conditions you are likely to encounter on-call, on the wards or in your outpatient clinics –  all in just one day.

For more information and to register your place please click here

Public Health Glossary Launched

The national population health & prevention team at HEE have produced a glossary of public health terminology to support education commissioning and workforce development.

As outlined in the Five Year Forward View, the future of the next generations and the sustainability of NHS depend on a  radical upgrade in prevention and public health. In order to deliver on this large scale change, it is crucial that all organisations within the health and care sectors work together when developing national policies and resources and that these are underpinned by consistent language.

To support this, with our Library and Knowledge Service colleagues, we have developed a glossary of public health terminology.   Our aim is that these terms will help to inform investment in training and workforce development in prevention and population health.

If you would like to receive a downloadable version of the glossary, or have suggestions for improving it, please contact the population health and prevention team on


CLIC Six Month Report, April - September 2016

Since Cumbria Learning and Improvement Collaborative’s (CLIC’s) inception in Autumn 2013, significant progress has been made in the development of CLIC as a resource for all staff in support of developing a positive transformation in health and social care across the local area.

The report (available to download below) describes our Learning and Improvement Collaborative’s activities and progress during the first six months of the year, including: key milestones and achievements; our sharing with and helping the emerging Bay Learning and Improvement Collaborative (BLIC); and most importantly, what health and social care staff have accomplished with our support.

Now Available to Book! Learning to unlock your creativity: L.O.C in the Lakes 2017

Learning Organisation Collaborative's (L.O.C) Second International Festival

Learning to unlock your creativity: L.O.C in the Lakes 2017 │ 2nd March 2017 │ Rheged, Redhills, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0DQ

Health and social care organisations face some immense challenges, which will require all of us to think differently and approach problem solving innovatively. In order to meet our patients’ and service users' expectations and provide quality care, we must constantly improve and develop. Becoming creative thinkers, unlocking potential and implementing new ideas are an essential part of building a culture of improvement. 

It has never been more important to unlock our creativity and maximise our potential for innovation, problem solving and improvement – this year, our LOC in the Lakes Festival brings committed learning organisations together to explore their creativity, learn to think differently and understand the link between creativity and improvement.

“There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns."

— Edward de Bono

You will be interested in this event if you:

  • Work in a learning organisation
  • Want to work in a learning organisation
  • Have successfully built QI into your culture
  • Are trying to build QI into your culture
  • Want to think differently
  • Want to harness your organisation’s creative potential 

If you would like to find out more, or to register your place, please click here

LOC in The Lakes 2017 is jointly sponsored by Academic Health Science Network North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC), the Cumbria Learning and Improvement Collaborative (CLIC), and the Bay Learning and Improvement Collaborative (BLIC).