Generation Q: Fully-funded Leadership Programme Open for Application

Join The Health Foundation's fully-funded leadership and quality improvement programme for senior health care leaders.

The Health Foundation is looking for 18 senior leaders from health care policy and practice, and the charity sector, to apply for their part time, fully-funded leadership programme.

GenerationQ Fellows achieve a postgraduate certificate in Leadership (Quality Improvement) from Ashridge Business School.

GenerationQ is part time and fully-funded for senior leaders from health care practice, policy and the charity sector. It is designed to equip its Fellows with the skills and techniques to drive forward and influence improvements across services and organisations.

The programme aims to create a network of skilled and effective leaders who are able to have an impact on improving quality of care beyond their immediate sphere of influence. 

This is a unique opportunity for you to gain a postgraduate academic qualification, enhance your leadership and quality improvement skills and develop your organisation’s capability for quality improvement.

The fellowship is delivered in partnership with Ashridge Executive Education.  

If there are any members of your senior team that lead improvement at an organisation or system-level, and would benefit from and can contribute to this programme, please encourage them to apply.

For further information and to apply online, Click Here

Deadline for applications is 12 noon, 23 January 2016.

The challenge and potential of whole system flow

New Publication by The Health Foundation

Improving the flow of patients, service users, information and resources within and between health and social care organisations can have a crucial role to play in coordinating care around the needs of service users, and driving up service quality and productivity. 

Getting flow right is critical to support efforts to integrate services and deliver new models of care.  

Poor flow is not only a source of significant waste and delay, but can be devastating for patients and service users and deeply frustrating for people working in health and social care. 

The Health Foundation and AQuA have today published a new report, The challenge and potential of whole system flow. This report draws on over 20 examples from across the UK and internationally. It outlines an organising framework and tested methods that local health and social care leaders can use to improve whole system flow.

There are many flow-related initiatives across the UK. Our work has found that most focus on a small segment of the patient or service user journey, usually within hospitals. The time is right to look beyond the hospital and join up work in every team, service and organisation that patients and service users encounter. This report will help guide those on this journey.  

For more information please Click Here

ENT Study Day – 24TH MARCH 2017

Invitation to all in Primary and Secondary Care.


The Holiday Inn, Caton Road, LANCASTER, LA1 3RA

For the Timetable and to register your place, please see the downlodable PDF below.


Highlighting improvements in the workplace

A key focus for continuous service improvement is eliminating waste from all our processes. 'Waste' is a term we can use to categorise all the unproductive things we may encounter in our processes such as waiting, travelling, duplication etc. Within health and social care, evidence tells us that focusing on waste reduction helps us to see where we can make improvements to our processes and therefore reduce waiting times and delays, improve safety and support better outcomes for the people who use our services.

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