CNWL to launch Improvement Academy

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust is to launch a new ‘Improvement Academy’ for staff across the trust.

As part of the launch, the trust published a series of infographics, to highlight its progress as part of a four year quality improvement programme.

Now the trust is set to introduce the Improvement Academy, an education programme offering a wide range of training to staff – from entry level quality improvement to more specialist training.

Dr Cornelius Kelly, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Sponsor for the Academy, said: “We want to position the trust as a leader and preferred partner in improvement across the sector and possibly nationally. This approach is grounded in science using data for improvement and we’ve made big strides in that over the last couple of years. We believe it will deliver better care for patients which is what we’re all here to do.”

In the announcement, the trust said: “While continuing to use the Model for Improvement as the trust’s main approach to improvement, the Academy will look to support wider improvement initiatives such as using improvement science to make process improvements, using lean methodologies, experience-based co-design, collaborative improvement programmes, systematic reviews, and much more.”

The trust also outlined its vision for the next four years to have:

  • A workforce that has the knowledge, skills and confidence to continually strive for safety, improvement and excellence throughout CNWL.
  • Improvement work as part of the DNA of the organisation.
  • An improvement network focused on delivering better health and safer services.
  • The ability to provide improvement expertise and training both internally and externally and provide income generation for the trust.
  • Improvement Awards to celebrate successful improvement work.
  • An Improvement Fund to award funding to innovative improvement initiative.
  • Silent business (corporate) processes.
  • A strong reputation as a leader in improvement work, not only in London but nationally and internationally.
  • Numerous publications and posters evidencing our successful improvement work.
  • The status as being the preferred partner when it comes to improvement initiatives across the sector.

Find out more on the Improvement Academy website here.