At the end of last year we filmed some personal stories about how we are trying to work differently in north Cumbria.

Inspired by Ted Talks, we have created these CLIC Talks films through a bid to a leadership development fund from NHS England & NHS Improvement.

The films are now edited and available on the CLIC website in north Cumbria and will be used in future CLIC training and are already proving to be a valuable resource. They are also available to the wider ICS and nationally through NHSE/I.

We have captured individual stories of the ways in which we are already trying to work differently – we know we have a long way to go, but these personal stories bring to life some of the collaboration making a difference at a local level.

View the talks and find out more at: 


Learning Organisation Collaborative (LOC) Fifth International Festival #LOCintheLakes

Date: Tuesday 3rd March 2019

Timings: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Venue: Rheged, Redhills, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0DQ

It's just over two weeks until LOC in the Lakes 2020, and this year is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before! Here's a glimpse at what our exciting programme has to offer:

We have keynote speeches from...

  • Alan Martyn – NHS England and NHS Improvement – With a background in the military, Alan is a Lean transformation expert
  • Stewart Gee – Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust – An innovator with a wealth of improvement experience 

With additional speakers...

  • Professor Stephen Singleton – Director of our Learning and Improvement Collaborative – Our very own productivity guru
  • Helen Bevan (via video) – NHS England and NHS Improvement – A world-renowned healthcare social media influencer, and a highly acclaimed leader of change

And workshops from...

  • Dean Oliver – Regional Productivity Lead, NHS England and NHS Improvement: Improving Productivity in the NHS
  • Dr Sarah Fryer – Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust: Using time pressure management to lighten your load
  • Peter Skelhorn & Karen Gooding – IM&T Training Team, North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust: A fresh outlook on Outlook
  • Dr Andrea Baqai – Local GP by background: A more manageable day with Mindfulness
  • Jennifer James & Nicola Martin – Lead Occupational Therapists, North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust: The Occupational Therapy Team Strikes Back on Orthopaedics!! Our journey of transforming an unmanageable day
  • Plus many, many more...

This is one not to be missed! Book your place before 25th February at: 

The Health Foundation has launched an exciting new £2.1m programme for partnerships developing collaborative communities where people, families, health care professionals and researchers work together to improve health care.

The Common Ambition programme will support up to five ambitious teams across the UK to work towards a shared aim: to build sustainable change across health care through collaboration between those who use services and those who deliver them.

We are inviting partnerships between the voluntary and community sector and the NHS to apply for our programme and are offering funding of £300,000 to £500,000 for two to three years.

The programme is now open for expressions of interest and will close at 13:00 on 20 March 2020.

Find out more and apply

By Kate Rogers, Organisational Development Facilitator with CLIC

Often, our success is influenced by our own mind; our thoughts, opinions and memories of past experiences. This has often been explored, for example, through the Inner Game theory by Tim Gallwey. Mindfulness is an increasingly popular practice that is a helpful and effective way to create the space to see how our thought processes impact our behaviours and our potential. We can also use various tools, such as the ‘Force field Analysis’ by Kurt Lewin to help us to identify how our internal world can impact our outer world, and hinder or help our outcomes.

Carol Dweck argues that our success can also be influenced by our mindset, and how whether we have a ‘growth’ mindset, or a ‘fixed’ mindset can impact on our achievements, and how we feel about our failures. Here in this insightful video, Carol talks more about the differences between growth and fixed mindsets, the impact this can have on how you approach a challenge, and what you can do to develop your own growth mindset.

You can find out further information on growth mind-sets in Carol Dweck’s book ‘Mindset – Changing the way you think to fulfil your potential’.