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The Innovating in healthcare settings programme has two modules:

  • Module One ‘An introduction to clinical innovation in healthcare settings’
  • Module TwoDelivering and sustaining innovation in healthcare settings’

The programme includes:

  1. Defining and distinguishing clinical innovations and service redesign (developing theoretical analytical skills)
  2. Understanding processes of change management and spread of innovation using validated change management models (people management)
  3. Using systematic tools to diagnose opportunities and obstacles to innovation (developing systematic approaches to assessing readiness for innovation adoption)
  4. Using the PDSA cycle to systematically implement and monitor innovation deployment
  5. Using run and control charts to understand/interpret variation and monitor impact of innovation (using local data to inform decision making and effectiveness)
  6. Assimilating innovation into practice (what is and is not working and why)
  7. Project management (using a systematic approach to project management including timelines and setting, meeting and modifying objectives).

Students who complete the ‘Innovating in healthcare settings’ programme and pass the assignments gain 60 Level 7 academic credits which can be used towards completing a full Master’s degree at Bucks New University.

Further information: Lauren Davis, Oxford AHSN –

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