Innovation in Education Category, Sponsored by Health Education England North East

1st place - Development of Integrated Competency Hubs – Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

During clinical skills workshops, it became apparent that community-based staff were struggling with clinical skills training due to the geography and infrastructure of the Cumbria region, which often results in long journey times between community work bases and the two acute hospitals. In response to this, Integrated Competency Hubs have been developed, with Hub Co-coordinators matching the skills required by the community-based staff member with the relevant patient attending for treatment. In this way, staff have accessible provision for maintaining competency, which improves staff wellbeing and ultimately improves the patient experience.

The Innovators:

Debra Sargent, Clinical Education and Workplace Learning Facilitator

Sue Harper, Clinical Education

Sheena Bleasdale, Clinical Manager

Jen Riera, Ward Sister, Maryport Hospital

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

"The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is the world's most popular personality assessment, found in 79% of the FTSE 100. It provides a robust foundation for life-long personal development, using a constructive, flexible and liberating framework for understanding individual differences and strengths.

MBTI insights reveal how we see and interact with the world, our motivations and the motivations of others. This creates a strong foundation for personal growth and development, underpinning enhanced personal effectiveness."

OPP, 2014

Some of you will have explored your personality preferences in an MBTI Feedback Session with CLIC, and for those of you that have, we are pleased to announce that we have set-up an online community where we can share information, resources, and hold online discussions: (please note that you will need to have an account on the CLIC website and be signed-in in order to access the community).

If you have any questions about MBTI, why not post these in the community, or alternatively you can contact the CLIC Team at 


Date: Saturday 1st February 2020

Time: 9.30am - 4pm

Location: Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, Cumberland Infirmary, Infirmary Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 7HY

Price: £135 (£70 for trainees)

Book your place now on our dedicated GP Update (Cohort 12) event page.

Has Christmas come early? Book your place on the GP Update Course, coordinated by CLIC, delivered by Red Whale. It’s our gift to you this Christmas!

The GP Update Course is a dynamic and fast-moving day updating you about major chronic disease areas but with a slant on the needs of your local population. We have collated and synthesised the evidence for you - so that you don’t have to!

We have partnered with Red Whale | GP Update to deliver the course. If you have never heard about them, you are in for a treat! They train around 20,000 primary care practitioners on their courses each year and specialise in producing courses that are evidence-based and highly relevant to everyday practice. They are completely free from pharmaceutical company sponsorship, so you can be reassured there will be no biasing of the information presented to you.


Senior Leadership Master’s Degree Apprenticeship Programme
CLIC with CETAD, Lancaster University 

As North Cumbria continues to develop as an Integrated Care System we know the role of our senior leaders is vital to shaping our successful future. This senior leader apprenticeship standard focusses on developing knowledge, skills and behaviours of leaders in organisational performance, Interpersonal excellence and personal and interpersonal effectiveness. We are delighted to be able to offer this opportunity to senior leaders across our system. This is fully funded through our Apprenticeship levy.

This development is aimed at Band 8 and above leaders who are working in strategic roles. Those in Band 7 roles will be considered if their role is system orientated and has a strategic element.

You will not be considered if you already have a master’s in a leadership subject.

If you do not currently have a first degree Lancaster University will require you to complete a pre entry written piece of work.

The Apprenticeship programme duration is typically 26 months, during this time you will complete ten modules each awarded 10 credits at masters’ level and one elective module. These modules are fully facilitated online but also require you to attend Lancaster University for eight one day workshops. You will need to complete a 20 credit and 60 credit work based projects associated to your modules which will require you to submit written work. Your work based projects will align to our System priorities.

There is an opportunity for those who have completed CLIC programmes or other recent leadership development to gain credits from this learning via recognition and accreditation for prior learning process. (APL) The CETAD tutors will support you through this process.

Key dates for the programme

  •  Information briefing session – Friday 7th February 2020, NHS Offices, CLIC, 4 Wavell Drive, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2SE
    • 10:00am
    • 12:30pm
    • 3:00pm
  •  Complete and submit Expression of interest form by the end of February
  •  RAPL process begins June 2020
  •  RAPL submission / RAPL professional discussion
  •  Apprenticeship Introduction
  •  Apprenticeship final submission

These briefing sessions are compulsory for applicants and their line manager. You will not be assigned a place without attendance.

The briefing sessions will give you information about the apprenticeship and what is involved in committing to it. There will be opportunity to have your questions answered. You will meet people who are currently studying and gain insight into what is required to complete this study.

Please could you let us know which session you will be attending at 

If you need any further information please contact 



We are pleased to share with you a copy of Cumbria Learning and Improvement Collaborative's Six Month Report (April - September 2019).

We are in a very momentous phase – the new Integrated Care Organisation has come into being built on a clear set of common values, a clear vision of improvement and a structure devoted to getting care closer to where people live as well as more joined up when they need specialist services. However, our plans as a system need us all to change. We need to enter a world where cooperation is expected and collaboration drives quality improvement. An era where the traditional silos of primary and secondary care give way to integrated health pathways.

CLIC needs to change and develop as it strives to help the new health and care partnership flourish. We need to think about all education and all improvement and all leadership as integrated whole system support systems. We have adapted to changes in personnel and budget. Now we need to support staff getting to grips with new ways of working...