CLIC Clinical Skills Training for Health and Care Support Workers



The CLIC Clinical Skills Team, has been recognised nationally for innovation and collaboration in the ‘Cross Sector Working’ category after winning an award at the Healthcare People Management Association (HPMA) Excellence awards which took place in London on Thursday 22 June 2017. The HPMA awards recognise and reward outstanding work in healthcare human resource management.


The judges said:

“Brilliant opportunity. This training has made a real difference to patients and staff and has ability to have a UK-wide impact”.


Cumbria Learning and Improvement Collaborative (CLIC) have delivered a transformational programme of Clinical Skills for registered (Phase 1) and non-registered (Phase 2) health and care support workers (H&SCW) across Cumbria (2015-2017). The programme focused on eight clinical areas that were considered to be of most benefit for the improvement of patient care across Cumbria and was funded by the Health Education England (NW) 'Forerunner Funds'.  The programme and funding will end in March 2017. Common themes have emerged from these transformational programmes which we believe constitute 'key principles' for successful collaboration in cross-organisational education and learning regardless of staff group.  We recommend that these principles are recognised and incorporated into future developments for Clinical Skills Training programmes across the system.


Key principles for successful learning across health and care systems:

  1. Learning together across organisations
  2. Embedding learning through a reflective model
  3. Regular and ongoing high quality training
  4. Encourage and promote collective leadership at all levels
  5. The importance of building networks
  6. Involve the people who use our services




See also:

Clinical Skills Programme