OD Improving Care Through Effective Change

Applications open (cohort two)

Clinicians bring a tested values base aligned to putting patients and service users at the heart of everything they do. Clinical leaders are fundamentally collaborative, they encourage co-production with patients and service users, therefore they are best placed to design, influence and embed effective change.

The approach clinicians use when working with patients and service users aligns closely with the principles of Organisational Development. The health and social care system is faced with a complex and challenging agenda, clinicians bring a unique understanding and insight to patient focused improvements which are impactful and sustainable. Greater benefits can be achieved for individual patients and the wider system through integrating this knowledge and expertise with organisational development capability.

To support this aspiration we have developed our new Organisational Development (OD) programme – Improving Care Through Effective Change in partnership with The Wellbeing Collective. This programme is aimed at our stakeholders who are currently practicing clinically within the South West and who have an interest in changing and improving patient care.

Our intent is to support senior clinical staff to be confident to take OD approaches and develop expertise in designing, delivering and evaluating appropriate interventions to improve patient care across the region.

Programme aims:

  • To grow OD capacity and capability within clinical leaders who work as part of the South West health and care system
  • To support the transfer of skills from clinical practice to organisational development
  • To recognise and nurture the OD skills and talent within clinical staff
  • To offer a bespoke learning experience to a cross section of organisations
  • To stimulate OD dialogue and to continue to promote a development culture

The programme:

Module one: Self-directed learning – programme on-boarding

Delegates will read a comprehensive range of theoretical and reflective materials aimed at preparing delegates for the tools and techniques taught on the face to face modules.

Module two: Effective use of self The OD cycle  

Exploring and practicing techniques for building emotionally intelligent relationships, having a positive impact and the use of the change cycle.

Module three: Working with individuals and working with small groups  

Tools techniques for undertaking change work with individuals and small groups underpinned by the coaching and facilitation skills.

Module four: Working with larger groups and evaluating impact

Tools and techniques for running sessions with groups with larger number of people, including wider stakeholders. Exploring ways of evaluating the impact of interventions.

Dates, time and location:

Module two: 11th & 12th September | 9.30 – 16.30 | Taunton Rugby Club, TA2 8BU

Module three: 10th & 11th October | 9.30 – 16.30 | Taunton Rugby Club, TA2 8BU

Module four: 20th & 21st November | 9.30 – 16.30 | Taunton Rugby Club, TA2 8BU

The facilitators:

Dr Amanda Clark - Senior Consultant, The Wellbeing Collective

Amanda has worked as a psychologist for over 20 years in challenging and demanding environments. She has knowledge, skills and experience in working with teams and individuals to improve performance and overall well-being. Accredited workplace mediator who coaches people to navigate around areas of conflict . BSc (Hons) Psychology, Clin.Psy.D and PG Dip. Cognitive Therapy – Oxford.

Tim Coupland - Principle Consultant – Assurance, The Wellbeing Collective

Tim is a Mental Health Nurse with 30 years’ experience of working in health care and NHS settings. In recent years, he has worked across quality and service development, governance and senior nurse roles. As well as being a Registered Nurse, he holds a business degree and a number of other professional qualifications - he is currently undertaking an MSc in Health Sciences focusing on areas such as the workforce resilience, ‘human factors’ in healthcare and organisational learning.

Application process

To obtain a place on this programme you will need to complete an Expression of Interest (EoI).

Once we have received your EoI we will send you an application. The application will need to be fully completed and returned to leadership.SW@hee.nhs.uk by 5pm, Friday 27th July.

Applications received after 5pm, Friday 27th July will not be submitted for shortlisting.


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