Improvement Leader Fellowship Programme

All about the NIHR ARC NWL Improvement Leader Fellowship Programme

Why is it Important?

The improvement leader fellowship will help develop future leaders in innovation and improvement with the authority and ability to advance change in their organisations and beyond. This will help build capacity in translating evidence into practice for 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. The aim is to have 50 Fellows by the end of NIHR ARC NWL funding round. 

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

Meet the Fellows

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The 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 11 cohorts and over 120 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 Fellowship cohorts:

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 learnt 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.