The fellowship programme is open to NHS partner organisation staff, 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.
The fellows receive a small bursary to support their development and each partner organisation commits to providing match funding.
In addition to undertaking a programme of leadership development, including an improvement project within their own organisations, the fellows attend a 12 month bespoke programme of seminars and workshops. This includes a two day induction programme and monthly one-day networking meetings in which the fellows’ training and development needs are addressed.
Fellows also undertake a study visit to a centre of excellence to share learning, nationally and internationally. Past cohorts of fellows have visited the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Massachusetts, Dartmouth Institute of Clinical Excellence, New Hampshire and the Clinical Microsystems Festival in Jonkoping, Sweden to learn about cutting edge quality improvement work and to share their experience from North West London.