Improvement Leader Fellowship 

For the future leaders in health and care improvement 


Our Improvement Leader Fellowship programme develops future leaders in health and care innovation and improvement.  It provides Fellows with the platform and authority to advance change in their organisations and beyond. The aim is to build capacity in translating evidence into practice for the benefit of population health across Northwest London.

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Who will Benefit?

We will recruit approximately 12 Fellows annually from partner organisations within northwest London including health professionals, carers and patients. Since it started we have had 211 Improvement Leader Fellows graduate. We currently have 16 Fellows taking part in the 2023 / 2024 programme.  

The fellowship programme is open to NHS partner organisation staff, academics, people with a role in health and healthcare, and the public. To date fellows have been drawn from clinical (GPs, surgeons, nurses), managerial and research backgrounds in the acute sector and primary care across North West London, we also warmly welcome Fellows who are patients, carers or members of the public passionate about changing healthcare.

What's Involved?

A 12-month bespoke programme of seminars and workshops with a one day induction and monthly day-long learning and networking meetings. Learning sessions will cover quality improvement, communication skills, team building and community engagement with the fellows expected to work on their quality/service improvement program with direct relevance to patients and population health benefit.

Fellows should consider how their fellowship work will fit within the NIHR ARC NWL  programme, explore NIHR ARC NWL programme themes

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When and how can I apply?

Applications to join the 2024 - 2025 cohort are now OPEN

Visit the news story for more details and to access the application document.

Applications will close on 21 February 2024.

Meet the Improvement Leader Fellows

The Improvement Leader Fellowship began as part of the NIHR CLAHRC NWL programme, launched in 2011 and has been expanding and developing ever since. The CLAHRC Fellowship saw over 170 fellows pass through the programme. 

Please see below for more information on some of our past Fellows and what they were working on: 

Meet the NIHR ARC NWL Improvement Leader Fellowship cohorts

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Watch - 'We Are All Dots'

The NIHR CLAHRC Northwest London (as we were called then) Improvement Leadership Fellows put together this video to share what they have learned and gained from the 2017 fellowship year.

Produced and premiered at our Collaborative Learning Event in April 2018, we are very glad that our Fellows agreed to share an insight into what the Fellowship meant to them with you.

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