Change leaders programme

Written by Amar Puttanna on 17 December 2015. Modified on 17 December 2015. Hits: 2676

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Would you like to change clinical care? Do you have a project you would like to work on?

The Change Leaders programme will help you run a robust improvement project in partnership with your local AHSN (academic health science network). 

AHSNs regularly plan, implement and assess projects. They have access to big data sets, project managers and far reaching influence.

We are looking for keen Diabetes and Endocrinology trainees to manage their own improvement projects over a 1-2yr period. 

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Implementation of a change project takes time, courage, effort and determination. You may have a great idea, but do you know how to get it into your clinical practice? There are many steps for successful implementation; from collecting the right data, to thinking about the change model, considering the outcomes to be measured and getting key players on board.

Collaborating with your local academic health science network (AHSN) may give you some of the support that you require to turn your project into a more meaningful and sustainable project. The AHSN employs people with skills in project management, media/communication strategies, handling large data sets, and influences large networks within your local area.

As a trainee, you are in a unique position; moving annually means that you may have seen local projects or pathways that work well and would be able to implement them in your current trust, perhaps with some changes to make it more applicable to the local patient population. Or perhaps you have a new idea that you would like to put into practice.

We are looking for trainees that would like to work with their AHSN to set up a change project locally. The project will need to have an evidence base, and you will need to have considered the problem you are targeting, how you will implement the project, what outcomes you will measure and how it could be sustained when you move on.

There will be no additional funding for this but you will have leadership training provided by YDEF and support from the AHSN team. The project would be expected to run over a 12-24 month period and the responsibility for its success will sit with you! Please contact me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you would like more details or discuss potential project proposals. 


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