You may have heard about 'the Cumbria Production System', and/or have seen some information about the awareness sessions we are currently running.

This video describes the initial development of the Cumbria Production System, explaining how it can benefit you in your role, your organisation, and ultimately health and social care in Cumbria as a whole.

Click here to view and download the Cumbria Production System Toolkit.



You may have heard that we now have a ‘Cumbria Learning and Improvement Collaborative’ (aka CLIC).  Two obvious questions are:

  • What is it?
  • How does it affect me and my work?

This video from Stephen Singleton, the Clinical Director of Innovation at Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), helps to explain more about CLIC.


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Setting up CLIC 

Stephen Singleton joined the CCG in August 2013 to support the set up and development of CLIC. The first steps prior to formally establishing CLIC were to build networks across the Alliance organisations and establish an operational group from across the Alliance organisations to start developing a CLIC work programme.  

Currently, along with Stephen Singleton, three staff have been seconded into CLIC since February 2014 (one from CPFT and two from the CCG) to develop the work programme and an administrator has also been recruited.  

CLIC have established a temporary base at Hackthorpe Hall which is set up and furnished as a learning environment. The team have worked with other staff across the Alliance to develop and communicate the CLIC approach and Cumbria County Council have contributed specific support, through the Knowledge Management Team, to help develop a CLIC website ( Many ‘back office’ functions have also been developed and implemented including standard working templates, electronic document sharing systems, event booking, budget setting etc. 

We are pleased to announce the launch of the CLIC website.  As CLIC itself develops, you will find that more and more content is added to the site, so please keep on coming back to see what's new.  We welcome your feedback on the site, which you can give either by completing the website feedback form, or by signing up on the site and commenting below.