The Scottish Quality and Safety Fellowship (SQSF) Programme is a quality improvement and clinical leadership course managed by NHS Education for Scotland (NES), working in partnership with Healthcare Improvement Scotland and NHSScotland.
To develop clinical leaders capable of improving the quality and safety of health and healthcare for the people of Scotland.
To enhance knowledge of the science and methods for improvement amongst clinicians who have enthusiasm, experience and skills to:
The programme content will support you to navigate and lead change in complex systems. Just a selection of sessions covered are: quality improvement science, human factors, service design, leadership, leading teams, communication, working with data, measurement, influencing teams and leaders.
Every element of the programme has impacted the way that I think in my role, the way that I work in my role, the way I interact with others, and I can't underrate just how valuable this programme is
The Fellowship is open to healthcare staff who currently undertake clinical practice and have a direct influence on improving the delivery of safe patient care, as well as staff in clinical professions (e.g. medical, nursing, pharmacy, AHP, healthcare scientists, ambulance) who do not currently deliver hands-on care but do have a role in improving patient care or safety.
SQSF is proud to have alumni from a range of professions
The SQSF programme is funded for Scottish applicants by NHS Education for Scotland and partner organisations meaning there is no charge to NHS Boards or participants.
Recruitment for cohort 16 is now live. Applications can be submitted from 2nd February 2024 until 22nd March 2024.
Content updated January 2024