Postgraduate Innovation Module

ICHP and 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’. The course takes places from September 2017 and applications are open now.

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

Why do we need innovation in the NHS?


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;
  • Clinicians want 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 and adoption, 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.

Origins of the course


The ‘Practical Course for Innovation Adoption in Health Care Settings’ was first developed by Oxford Academic Health Science Network in partnership with Buckinghamshire New University and Health Education Thames Valley.

Building on this strong foundation, the course has been further developed with support from Imperial College Health Partners and will be delivered by Buckinghamshire New University to NHS staff working in North West London.

Course format and qualification


The 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’

PG Certificate in Professional Practice

Students who complete the course and pass the assignments will gain 60 Level 7 (Masters level) academic credits which can either be used towards the completion of the MSc Professional Practice at Buckinghamshire New University, ar awarded a PG Certificate in Professional Practice.

Who is the course for? 


The course is applicable to people who can engage with innovation, practice development, service improvement, service redesign within their NHS organisation and who would value structure, guidance and peer support in this activity with the opportunity to gain academic credits for the knowledge gained.

You can learn more about the course in the Promotional brochure.

Price


If you are employed by a partner organisation of Imperial College Health Partners, programme fees are paid by Imperial College Health Partners.  Organisations and individuals will not be charged.

Dates


Attendees will receive 12 full days of face to face classroom teaching, starting Tuesday 19 September, spread over a 30 week period. Attendees are expected to attend as many of the face to face sessions as possible.

Study days:

  • Tuesday 19 September 2017
  • Wednesday 20 September 2017
  • Tuesday 24 October 2017
  • Tuesday 21 November 2017
  • Tuesday 12 December 2017
  • Tuesday 16 January 2018
  • Tuesday 27 February 2018
  • Wednesday 28 February 2018
  • Tuesday 20 March 2018
  • Tuesday 17 April 2018
  • Tuesday 22 May 2018
  • Tuesday 19 June 2018.

Venue


The sessions will be hosted at Friends House173-177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ.

Travel and accommodation costs are not included.

This course is for you if: 


  • You want to engage with innovation, practice development, service improvement, service redesign in your NHS organisation;
  • You value structure, guidance and peer support in this activity with the opportunity to gain academic credits for the knowledge gained.

Application process


There are 25 places available on the course.

The closing date for completed applications is Monday 28 August 2017. We reserve the right to close the application process early if suitable candidates are in place.

Download the application form

Further information


Learn more about the course in the Frequently Asked Questions.

Please send completed application forms to Wendy Diplock, the Course Administrator,(wendy.diplock@bucks.ac.uk), Telephone: 01494 522141 ext 2801.