Master Class for Senior Educators - New Healthcare Initiatives in the south west

Category: Master Class - Other

Date: May 25th 2017 1:30pm until 5:00pm

Location: Severn Postgraduate Medical Education, Deanery House, Bristol (Blackwell) BS16 1GW

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An academic series of expert classes mainly held at Deanery House in Bristol on topical and emerging areas of importance in medical education for Postgraduate Medical Education. They are open to HEE Southwest, Postgraduate Medical Educational Teams, Educators in Trusts and GP Trainers. Global and nationally important speakers and subject experts are sought and invited.


A programme of faculty development for senior educators in the Severn and Peninsula to assist in creating a consistent understanding about current developments and issues affecting medical education.


Reasons for offering this Master Class:

In a severely cash limited NHS with exponentially increasing service demands innovating and creating new ways of providing healthcare and improving patients safety and treatments is vital. Much is written about how to be creative and innovative and there are many improvement projects being implemented across the NHS. The West of England Academic Health Science Network has helped accelerate the generation and adoption of new innovations and ground breaking practices in healthcare and services in the south west over the last 4 years and this Master Class will give details about these and explore the principles and methodologies that have made these a success.


Speaker details:

Deborah Evans - Managing Director, West of England Academic Health Science Network. Deborah works with the organisations within – and partners outside – of the West of England AHSN to develop the Network and carry out its work. A health service manager for 30 years and a primary care trust chief executive for ten, Deborah has worked in various hospital management and commissioning roles and was previously chief executive of the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust Cluster. Known as a champion for public health, she has a longstanding commitment to supporting health service research.


Aim of this master class:

To understand how to innovate successfully in the NHS and the principles, methodologies and working practices that are needed to achieve this successfully.


Objectives: by the end of the master class participants will be able to:

  • Describe a number of ground breaking initiatives in healthcare led and implemented by the WEAHSN
  • Outline the approach taken by the WEAHSN in devising and working with healthcare providers to  create new initiatives
  • Summarise the principles and methodologies that bring true innovation and creativity into healthcare services and that help to significantly improve patients safety and services
  • List a number of significant actions that they will personally undertake to develop their own ability to innovate at work


To book a place please email Severn Education Team. When emailing please confirm the event title and the date you are interested in attending.