Learning programmes

Staff working at this level will lead improvement teams, and promote and facilitate improvement strategies across their organisation.

For all staff working to improve their services
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Scottish Improvement Foundation Skills (SIFS) Programme 

All people working in the public sector across Scotland have ideas that can improve the way things are done in their own workplace. Staff working at foundation level will be functioning as part of a team to improve service delivery in their own workplace. Foundation learning resources introduce staff to widely used improvement methods to help support them achieve the outcome they are aiming for. 

The aim of SIFS is to support individuals to develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to participate as members of improvement teams and contribute to testing, measuring and reporting on changes made.

Primary Care SIFS

Do you work in Primary Care and are interested in building the confidence and skills to drive change and make improvements for your patients and colleagues? Then the Primary Care SIFS Programme may be for you. People taking part in this course will learn how to contribute to testing, measuring and reporting on improvements made as part of Primary Care focused improvement projects.

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Access QI

Access QI is a collaboration between Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS), NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and participating NHS boards.  We work together to enable the application of quality improvement (QI) to sustainably and affordably improve waiting times. 

By joining Access QI, planned care services will gain access to:

  • a QI toolkit tailored for improving access
  • a seven module training course to develop the skills to use the Access QI toolkit
  • project workshops to support the delivery of a QI project to improve waiting times in parallel to the training course
  • peer to peer learning from services in other NHS boards, and
  • support to write up and share their improvement project, for example, in a case study supported with data
For managers coaching and leading teams to improve their services
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The Scottish Coaching and Leading for Improvement programme (SCLIP)

SCLIP is a 3-month Quality Improvement learning programme. The target audience for the programme is core managers who are responsible for coaching and leading their teams to improve their services and helping embed improvement strategies within their organisation.

For Individuals who need in-depth QI knowledge to support others across their organisation
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The Scottish Improvement Leader (ScIL) Programme

The aim of the ScIL Programme is to enable individuals to:

  • design, develop and lead improvement projects,
  • lead and generate support for change, and
  • provide expert QI support and advice in their organisations.

It is aimed at people working in the Scottish Public Service in a role with a significant focus on quality improvement and dedicated time allocated to lead improvement projects. 

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The Scottish Quality and Safety (SQS) Fellowship Programme

The Scottish Quality and Safety Fellowship Programme (SQS Fellowship)  is a lead level quality improvement and clinical leadership course managed by NHS Education for Scotland (NES), working in partnership with Healthcare Improvement Scotland and NHSScotland. 

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