"The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is the world's most popular personality assessment, found in 79% of the FTSE 100. It provides a robust foundation for life-long personal development, using a constructive, flexible and liberating framework for understanding individual differences and strengths.

MBTI insights reveal how we see and interact with the world, our motivations and the motivations of others. This creates a strong foundation for personal growth and development, underpinning enhanced personal effectiveness."

OPP, 2014

Some of you will have explored your personality preferences in an MBTI Feedback Session with CLIC, and for those of you that have, we are pleased to announce that we have set-up an online community where we can share information, resources, and hold online discussions: www.theclic.org.uk/resources/communities/25-mbti-information-and-resources (please note that you will need to have an account on the CLIC website and be signed-in in order to access the community).

If you have any questions about MBTI, why not post these in the community, or alternatively you can contact the CLIC Team at info@theclic.org.uk 


Date: Saturday 1st February 2020

Time: 9.30am - 4pm

Location: Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, Cumberland Infirmary, Infirmary Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 7HY

Price: £135 (£70 for trainees)

Book your place now on our dedicated GP Update (Cohort 12) event page.

Has Christmas come early? Book your place on the GP Update Course, coordinated by CLIC, delivered by Red Whale. It’s our gift to you this Christmas!

The GP Update Course is a dynamic and fast-moving day updating you about major chronic disease areas but with a slant on the needs of your local population. We have collated and synthesised the evidence for you - so that you don’t have to!

We have partnered with Red Whale | GP Update to deliver the course. If you have never heard about them, you are in for a treat! They train around 20,000 primary care practitioners on their courses each year and specialise in producing courses that are evidence-based and highly relevant to everyday practice. They are completely free from pharmaceutical company sponsorship, so you can be reassured there will be no biasing of the information presented to you.


by Nick Jackson, Continuous Service Improvement Facilitator with CLIC

After a successful Engaging for Improvement project led by Anne-Marie Weller, which introduced Collaborative Learning in Practice (CLiP) to Maple Orthopaedic wards at the Cumberland Infirmary, Helen McGahon (Associate Director of Allied Health Professionals) was so impressed she asked CLIC to help introduce the concept to Allied Healthcare Professionals in North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC). CLiP is a coaching-based method of training which enables all staff on the ward to act as coaches for students; this means we are moving from the traditional one-to-one student mentor relationship to increase capacity for placements.

Working with our partners from the University of Cumbria, the Physiotherapy team are trialling the CLiP approach on the Elm pavilion and so far the feedback is very positive. The students are enjoying the independence they are being afforded, as well as the support they are getting from both their tutors at the university and the staff on the ward.

NCIC's Practice Education Facilitators and Allied Health Professional teams plan to roll the CLiP method out to other wards in the new year, and hope to have the same success as has been experienced in other trusts who use CLiP, seeing benefits in recruitment and retention as well as an improvement in patient experience.

E4I Wave 9 Completion Workshop

To find out more about Engaging for Improvement, please go to: www.theclic.org.uk/what-we-do/engaging-for-improvement  

We are pleased to share with you a copy of Cumbria Learning and Improvement Collaborative's Six Month Report (April - September 2019).

We are in a very momentous phase – the new Integrated Care Organisation has come into being built on a clear set of common values, a clear vision of improvement and a structure devoted to getting care closer to where people live as well as more joined up when they need specialist services. However, our plans as a system need us all to change. We need to enter a world where cooperation is expected and collaboration drives quality improvement. An era where the traditional silos of primary and secondary care give way to integrated health pathways.

CLIC needs to change and develop as it strives to help the new health and care partnership flourish. We need to think about all education and all improvement and all leadership as integrated whole system support systems. We have adapted to changes in personnel and budget. Now we need to support staff getting to grips with new ways of working...


We are pleased to announce the launch of CLIC’s Offer, an online brochure where you can browse learning opportunities which aim to develop your skills and capabilities to do your role, whilst you personally learn and grow!

One of our most popular courses is Managing Difficult Conversations training, which provides you with practical tools and tips to initiate a tricky conversation. To find out more about this course, and the next available training dates, please visit the Training and Events page at: www.theclic.org.uk/training-and-events/training-and-events