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Adopting innovation and managing change in healthcare settings

More than 200 people have taken part in this Masters-level programme of practical skills for staff delivering care, NHS managers, partners and commissioners since its launch in 2016. The 11th cohort started in September 2021. The programme has received funding from Health Education England and is now delivered entirely online.

It aims to support healthcare staff in addressing the need for quality improvement, better patient outcomes and to manage organisational change within constrained resources and in a rapidly evolving world. Many have really good ideas or have come across innovations elsewhere with the potential to transform and improve services – but making them happen is not always straightforward. This programme aims to give NHS staff the skills, tools, knowledge and understanding they need to address these challenges and successfully implement innovation and change.

It is delivered by the Oxford AHSN with Bucks New University. There are two modules, each accredited with 30 level 7 (Masters level) credits. Students who complete both modules are awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice which can be used towards a Masters level qualification. The commitment is approximately 12 days spread over nine months.

For further information about the programme and details on how to apply please email