ICHP & Buckinghamshire New University Postgraduate Innovation Module

Imperial College Health Partners and Buckinghamshire New University are working in partnership to deliver a ‘Practical Course for Innovation adoption in Health Care Settings’.

Innovation is about introducing an idea, service or product, new to the NHS or applied in a way that is new to the NHS, which significantly improves the quality of health care, and delivers value for money, wherever it is applied.

Innovation and improvement are different but complementary activities. Improvement is an incremental development of existing provision with a methodology for evidencing benefits. Innovation introduces a novel or new development, knowledge or idea into practice and uses improvement methodologies to test for benefit. Both will be covered on the course.

We need to innovate because the NHS is being asked to deliver the same or improved quality of care to more and more people at less and less cost and because everyone working in the NHS wants to deliver a world class service that they can be justly proud of while having a civilised work life balance. This can only be achieved if we all learn the skills of innovation, adoption and improvement, using the best of the new technologies to change the way we work, the way we relate to each other and to patients, doing more of the parts of our roles that technology can’t replace and that add the most value to patient care, and removing all those aspects of our current roles and current systems that have become redundant obstacles to good care.

This course consists of two modules:

  • Module One: ‘An introduction to clinical innovation in health care practice’
  • Module Two: ‘Delivering and Sustaining Improvement in Health Care Settings’

This course will be run over 6 full days of face to face classroom teaching spread over 15 weeks delivered at the Uxbridge Campus. The dates for Module One are as follows:

Thursday 22nd September 2016
Friday 23rd September 2016
Thursday 13th October 2016
Thursday 10th November 2016
Thursday 8th December 2016
Thursday 12th January 2017

The course is supported by Imperial College Health Partners and delivered by Buckinghamshire New University. Students who complete the course and pass the assignments will gain 60 Level 7 (Masters level) academic credits which can be used towards the completion of a Masters degree at Buckinghamshire New University.

For more information about the course and entry requirements, click here.

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