The application window for Wave 10 is now open and we are looking for new schemes that enable staff to take forward improvements within their service.  

Engaging for Improvement focuses on identifying an idea for change, making sure that the right information is gathered to understand and support your change and help you engage with your own team and wider stakeholders. The success for any improvement lies in engagement and involvement of the right people from the outset.  

It is a six step approach designed to be worked through over a period of 20 weeks; Wave 10 will be undertaken April to August 2019, during this time the CLIC Team will actively support you to lead your improvement.

If you think Engaging for Improvement is something you are interested in follow THIS LINK to access an Expression of Interest Form complete and return this to by the 22nd February 2019.

Are you a trained / accredited coach and actively coaching others? 

Are you a trained coach but currently not coaching others?

CLIC has been working with the North East Leadership Academy (NELA) to improve how we support trained coaches across our health and care system. We are aware there are a number of trained coaches across primary care and many who will be working regularly coaching colleagues. In order to support our coaches better we have set up a Coaching Network. The coaching network will meet three times per year. The network has a number of functions:

  • It provides regular development to keep skills updated
  • It is a point of contact to establish coaching peer supervision groups for any coach who would like to benefit from this
  • It provides support to trained coaches who have not practiced coaching others recently, but would like to refresh their skills and become active again
  • It provides the opportunity for formal coaching supervision on a regular basis
  • To access coachees, if you wish to be part of our 121 coaching offer to the health and care system (this is not required to benefit from the other functions)

We would like to extend the invitation to join the network to primary care colleagues. You may already have coaching support and learning that could help us to improve our network further, please share with us your learning.

The next Coaching Network CPD Event, 'Coaching Through Transition', is on 24th April 2019 9.30am – 12.30pm in the CLIC Training Room, 4 Wavell Drive, Rosehill Industrial Estate, Carlisle, CA1 2SE. Coaching supervision is also available on 24th April 2019 1.30pm – 4.30pm, also in the CLIC Training Room.

If you would like more information, to access the coaching network, or to access coaching peer supervision please contact 


Do you know someone in your team who always goes above beyond? Or are you part of an amazing team that uses your organisation’s values every day? Maybe you know someone who is an exceptional leader? If you think you know someone who fits the bill we want to hear from you!

Nominations will open on 2 January 2019 and close on 8 February 2019.

The award categories

  • Outstanding Service Improvement
  • Outstanding Team of the year (clinical/ non-clinical)
  • Outstanding Leadership
  • Outstanding Individual

About the WeCelebrate staff recognition awards

The WeCelebrate staff recognition awards are for staff working at Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust and North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group staff, including Primary Care. These new awards have been designed to promote recognition on a system-wide basis as we all continue to work more closely together.

Criteria and nomination form:

Community Assets can help you in your role!

Come along to this session (hosted by Cumbria County Council) to learn more about the fantastic services and resources being provided in our communities.

Date: Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Time: Drop-in between 10:30am and 2pm

Venue: West Cumbria House, Jubilee Road, Workington, CA14 4HB

  • Enrich the lives of your clients / customers using a person centered approach
  • Learn about resources / services available in communities
  • Enable people to build on support networks building resilience in communities
  • Make good use of what is out there - focusing on prevention / self help
  • Empower people to take responsibility to identify solutions
  • Give your feedback on what is missing in communities that would support those in need
  • An opportunity to network outside your usual contacts
  • Lunch and refreshments provided

Start Well, Live Well, Be Well