The third Learning Organisation Collaborative (LOC) in the Lakes Festival is now bookable on the CLIC website here! 

The event will be held at The Rheged Centre, Penrith on Wednesday 7th March 2018. It brings together committed learning organisations, committed ‘collaborators’ and everyone interested in establishing ‘learning and improvement’. 

The theme for the festival this year will be around ‘Building success through better communication’, with a focus on the communication between:

  • Happy staff and high functioning teams
  • Learning and Improvement
  • Happy customers getting very high quality services and outcomes

And more specifically, in developing better communication skills to achieve these objectives.

Confirmed Key Note speakers include:

  • Kath Evans, Experience of Care Lead, NHS England
  • Toyota, with an insight into their improvement methodologies 

We understand that time spent away from your organisation must bring a return to you and the organisation. This event will be thought provoking; it will offer tools, techniques and thinking that can be used directly in your work, as well as allowing you to connect with other learning organisations facing similar challenges to your own. 

LOC in The Lakes 2018 (#LOCinthelakes) is jointly sponsored by The Academic Health Science Network North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) and the Cumbria Learning and Improvement Collaborative (CLIC).

We do hope you can join us on the 7th March 2018 to register your place and avoid disappointment, please book here!

The following link will take you to the CLIC website where you can view the huge success of the 2017 LOC in the Lakes conference.  



Have you got a story to share?

The third installment of LOC in the Lakes will soon be available to book, we are hosting the day at Rheged on Wednesday 7th March 2018.

This year the theme will be based around Building Success through Better Communication. 

If you have a story and would like to share your experience, we would like to showcase your successes in Improvement and Successful Communication in our Informal poster presentation.

Please send your stories, pictures or improvements to 

Do you enjoy learning and working with others?  Do you value the perspective of others to help you?

Starting in January Library Services are offering up to three facilitated Action Learning Sets in the Library at the Cumberland Infirmary with access to evidence and good practice information.

Bring your own topic.  No issue is too big or too small!!

"Action Learning is a continuous process of learning and reflection, supported by colleagues, with an intention of getting things done."

If you would like more information please email 

CLIC is proud to support R.E.D January

R.E.D January Run by Mind - The Mental Health Charity

R.E.D January stands for Run Every Day January. Whether you decide to run or walk, there are no rules. The aim is to get active every day, while raising vital funds for Mind. 

CLIC are putting our best foot forward in the New Year with the aim of helping to raise awareness and open up the conversation about mental health.  

What it means to be a REDer:

  • Kick-starting your year in a positive and healthy way
  • Raising vital funds for Mind's services
  • Boosting your mental and physical health
  • By the end of this challenge you will make a difference to people's lives, including your own!

Please support the cause by joining us, or donating anything you can here!

Get R.E.D, get set, GO!