WHAT IS IT?
The Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS) is already at the forefront of improving care for its population. We have been successful so far because of excellent collaborative working between health, care, local populations and the voluntary sector. But there is much more to do. The ICS needs more people with collaborative leadership and quality improvement skills to support the changes that will make a real difference to our population. We believe that peer support is a key enabler of collaborative leadership. Across Frimley Health and Care there are colleagues with a diverse mix of valuable skills, knowledge, passion and experience in driving improvement at both local and system level. We feel there is enormous value to be gained by bringing this group of people together to connect, share and learn so that they become better placed to support others across the system.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The Network brings together a diverse mix of practitioners from across the system including representation from clinical - acute and community; health and social care; commissioner and provider. Fundamentally you will be committed to supporting others and promoting collaborative leadership across the ICS.
The following skills and experience are seen as essential within the Network, although no Network member is expected to tick all these boxes:
- Leading large-scale improvement / transformation / innovation projects
- Leadership and organisational development
- Quality improvement methodology
- Finance and analytics
- Digital and informatics
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Being a member of the Improvement Network offers considerable opportunities for personal growth and development. The community will drive its own continuing professional development. It is anticipated that the following development is inherent in membership:
- An opportunity to working alongside and learn from colleagues with skills and expertise in improvement and change (Community of Practise model)
- Development workshops covering all aspects of improvement as identified by faculty members e.g. using data and analytics more effectively, working with demand and capacity, LEAN methodology
- Personal development opportunities e.g. psychometrics (MBTI, Firo-B, 16PF) to understand self as leader, system leadership masterclasses
- Stretch opportunities working with Faculty colleagues on projects
- Exposure to system level working