by Nick Jackson, Continuous Service Improvement Facilitator with CLIC

After a successful Engaging for Improvement project led by Anne-Marie Weller, which introduced Collaborative Learning in Practice (CLiP) to Maple Orthopaedic wards at the Cumberland Infirmary, Helen McGahon (Associate Director of Allied Health Professionals) was so impressed she asked CLIC to help introduce the concept to Allied Healthcare Professionals in North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC). CLiP is a coaching-based method of training which enables all staff on the ward to act as coaches for students; this means we are moving from the traditional one-to-one student mentor relationship to increase capacity for placements.


Working with our partners from the University of Cumbria, the Physiotherapy team are trialling the CLiP approach on the Elm pavilion and so far the feedback is very positive. The students are enjoying the independence they are being afforded, as well as the support they are getting from both their tutors at the university and the staff on the ward.


NCIC's Practice Education Facilitators and Allied Health Professional teams plan to roll the CLiP method out to other wards in the new year, and hope to have the same success as has been experienced in other trusts who use CLiP, seeing benefits in recruitment and retention as well as an improvement in patient experience.


E4I Wave 9 Completion Workshop

To find out more about Engaging for Improvement, please go to: www.theclic.org.uk/what-we-do/engaging-for-improvement  

We are pleased to announce the launch of CLIC’s Offer, an online brochure where you can browse learning opportunities which aim to develop your skills and capabilities to do your role, whilst you personally learn and grow!

One of our most popular courses is Managing Difficult Conversations training, which provides you with practical tools and tips to initiate a tricky conversation. To find out more about this course, and the next available training dates, please visit the Training and Events page at: www.theclic.org.uk/training-and-events/training-and-events 

Fuse Quarterly Research Meeting

Wednesday 22 January 2020 | 10am - 3pm

Northumbria University, City Campus, Newcastle


This Fuse QRM, co-organised with the North of England Commissioning Support Unit and the Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, brings together academic researchers and practitioners with an interest in mental health, within the framework of the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System Mental Health work stream.


What will I gain from this?

The event will provide an overview of existing mental health research, policy and practice in the region; identify cross-cutting themes and needs for future research and collaborations; and explore structural opportunities for developing these collaborations and research projects.


Who is it for?

Anyone and everyone who is interested in mental health research collaborations, including the public (children, young people and families).


Programme and registration will be available on the ‘Events’ page of the Fuse website.

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.


Check out these hot off the press topics which will be covered on the GP Update course delivered by Red Whale…

  • The latest hypertension guidance published in August 2019 – there’s been some BIG changes, Red Whale will help you make sense of it all!
  • COPD – it's all change on the inhaler front and shorter courses of prednisolone for all – what we should be doing, and why
  • Diabetes – There is a paradigm shift that can now get patients into remission – some really practical advice will be shared
  • The patient has a low B12 – what do you do? And how do you mange anti-intrinsic factor antibody negative low B12? Starting B12 and folate? Is it B before F or F before B?
  • The patient has had a bang on the head: when should you worry? And what if they are on antiplatelets? Anticoagulants?

These topics, plus much more will be covered in detail on our GP Update course!


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

 

The University of Cumbria's Centre for Research in Health and Society has planned a number of events and seminars which are being held over the coming weeks and months. Please see below for details:


Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 6.30 - 8pm | Preserving the silence: the out-groups of domestic abuse - Dr Julie Taylor and Dr Liz Bates | Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre, University of Cumbria Fusehill Street Campus, Carlisle, CA1 2HH - www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/preserving-the-silence-the-out-groups-of-domestic-abuse-tickets-78602142123 

Thursday 5th December 2019, 7 - 9pm | Carlisle Equality Trust Group - concerned about issues of inequality in Carlisle? Join this group to discuss what we might do in our own small way to improve the situation. Kaz Stuart from UoC and Adrienne Gill from COWC | Room SKF20, Skiddaw Building, University of Cumbria Fusehill Street Campus, Carlisle, CA1 2HH - www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/carlisle-equality-group-working-for-equity-and-equality-in-carlisle-tickets-76420502781 

Monday 9th December 2019, 4.30 - 6.30pm | Cardiac Health Past to Future - George Kraspoulos, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Oxford Heart Centre | Sentamu Lecture Theatre, Sentamu Building, University of Cumbria Lancaster Campus, Bowerham Road, Lancaster, LA1 3JD - www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cardiac-surgery-and-health-past-to-future-tickets-76404296307 

Thursday 9th January 2020, 9.30am - 4.30pm | Collaborative Action Research Study Day: Action Research in the Real World, Challenges, Benefits, Solutions. Kaz Stuart and Charlotte Hardacre | Room B111, Blencathra Building, University of Cumbria Fusehill Street Campus, Carlisle, CA1 2HH - www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reframing-and-rethinking-theory-in-action-research-workshop-tickets-74985318105 

Monday 27th January 2020, 4.30 - 6.30pm | Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Sailor - social determinants of outcomes for children and young people. Professor Kaz Stuart | Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre, University of Cumbria Fusehill Street Campus, Carlisle, CA1 2HH - www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tinker-tailor-soldier-sailor-social-determinants-of-child-outcomes-tickets-74987885785 

Tuesday 21st January 2020, 4.30 - 6.30pm | Hanna Somatic Education - Participatory Workshop. Karen Douglas De Fenzi | Sports Centre Seminar Room, University of Cumbria Fusehill Street Campus, Carlisle, CA1 2HH - www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-experiential-introduction-to-hanna-somatic-education-tickets-74982565873 

Wednesday 11th March 2020, 4.30 - 6.30pm | How Social Mobility Is and Isn’t Working: The Carlisle Story - Wanda Wyporska, The Equality Trust | Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre, University of Cumbria Fusehill Street Campus, Carlisle, CA1 2HH - www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/why-social-mobility-isnt-working-the-carlisle-inequality-story-tickets-79325034313 

Wednesday 8th April 2020, 4.30 - 6.30pm | Mark Pearce Health and Epidemiology | Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre, University of Cumbria Fusehill Street Campus, Carlisle, CA1 2HH - more details to follow

Tuesday 5th May 2020, 4.30 - 6.30pm | NHS Engagement and co-production, Harry Harrison and Youth, Cumbria NHS | Learning Gateway Lecture Theatre, University of Cumbria Fusehill Street Campus, Carlisle, CA1 2HH - more details to follow

Thursday 4th June & Friday 5th June 2020, all day both days | Educational Equality Conference - National Practitioner Days | Various Rooms in Sentamu Building, University of Cumbria Lancaster Campus, Bowerham Road, Lancaster, LA1 3JD - Thursday 4th June 2020 (https://cumbria.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/national-practitioner-conference-practical-solutions-4thjune), Friday 5th June 2020 (https://cumbria.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/practical-solutions-to-educational-inequality-research-5thjune), Abstracts (https://cumbria.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/call-for-international-conference-contributions-mace-confe5june)

Monday 13th July 2020, 10am - 3pm | Young Researcher’s Celebration Event | Various Rooms in Learning Gateway Building, University of Cumbria Fusehill Street Campus, Carlisle, CA1 2HH - more details to follow