Fellows work at systems-level to address variability in quality of care, focussing on care pathways and service redesign. Successful delivery of the improvement work requires multi-professional engagement within the organisation and Fellows need to have the support of senior staff with Board level engagement.
Joint learning in leadership and quality improvement methodology is utilised on the programme via monthly education days. Masterclass sessions also give the opportunity to learn with Fellows from other Wessex programmes. Masterclasses include sessions on Data and Measurement, Person Centred Improvement, and Apple Technology and Healthcare, with a visit to Apple HQ. Celebration close events allow fellows to share their work, which they are also encouraged to publish and share at other events and conferences.
All fellows who have completed a Wessex fellowship programme are invited to join the Wessex QI alumni.
Please see the QI projects hub for further information on the work undertaken on Wessex fellowship programmes.
Celebration close events for Wessex fellows
It is important to share the experience and learning each fellow gets from their time on the programme, as well and sharing the improvement work they have undertaken. This is captured in oral and poster presentations at a celebration close event. This is also an opportunity to welcome the new cohort of QI fellows to the programme and allows them to get some hints and tips from the outgoing cohort! The poster presentations are available on our QI projects hub. Soundbites and photos from these events can be found on Twitter by searching #QIWessex.
Photos from Wessex QI Fellowship close events over the last couple of years are available.
Feedback on the individual QI Fellowship programme
The programme continues to receive excellent feedback from those who have completed it, including the impact it has had on them and their career. Please see some feedback from various fellows below:
“Overall it was nothing like I expected. It was an amazing experience and I would recommend it to everyone”
“From this fellowship I have been able to submit my abstract and poster to QI conferences, allowing me to disseminate our successes beyond the fellowship”
“…gain a range of new skills and knowledge through experiential learning…These are highly transferable skills that will be of benefit as I take on my new role coaching others and leading future improvement initiatives”
“I had not appreciated how much support the other QI fellows would be”
“QI methodology will be the staple of my on-going … career”
Recruitment to this Fellowship programme
The Wessex School of QI is currently reviewing its ‘offer’ for 2020-2021 and is not in a position to provide details on future recruitment dates for the fellowship programme at this time. The school will update its web pages and those on its mailing list as soon as future plans are confirmed.