This three-day programme is for hospitals that want to enhance their improvement process. This new programme is designed in discussion with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
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Hospitals in England are under immense pressure. Demand for healthcare is rising, patient expectations are increasing, costs are soaring and finances are perilous. Despite this, national standards need to be achieved and inspection findings may require a prompt and sustained response to safeguard patient safety and enhance good practice in order to restore public confidence and improve staff morale.
Following an inspection that demonstrates a hospital requires improvement, leaders may feel under pressure to focus on the short term and be influenced by the potential impact on future financial performance when making key decisions. What is required is an appropriate and effective balance between rapid changes, where necessary for safety, and a long-term plan that ensures continuous progress and sustainability across all the domains of quality. Together, these components become the ‘improvement plan’ that will support leaders at all levels in the organisation to make and communicate decisions that are aligned over time and result in a sustainable solution.
This programme aims to support hospitals in gaining an understanding of the regulation of healthcare in England and so develop the skills and confidence to respond to the regulatory approach in an effective manner. We will examine the meaning and components of care quality, and will discuss how organisations have successfully improved the quality of the care they deliver to people who use their services. We will emphasise how leaders within organisations can respond positively to the challenge and can facilitate improvement.
The programme is delivered by clinical and hospital leaders and Cambridge University academics who will draw on experiences from hospitals and other relevant organisations in the UK and internationally. Through this practical hands-on approach, you will go back to your organisation, be able to assemble an appropriate team, and develop an enhanced Improvement Plan for your organisation.
- New approaches to regulating hospitals
- Leading improvement through people
- Improving hospital efficiency and effectiveness
- Patient safety