On Friday 13 January 2017 the 2016/2017 cohort of Darzi Fellows will visit the Trust to learn more about our Quality Improvement Programme.

The objectives for this Open Day event are to learn about:

  • How the organisation is applying systematic continuous improvement to tackling complex quality issues in mental health and community services, hearing directly from the teams leading improvement work
  • How the organisation is shifting to being improvement-focused, building capacity and capability for improvement at scale, and making quality its business strategy
  • How patients, carers and families are partnering with staff and leaders to influence decisions, define quality measures and being part of all improvement work


What is a Darzi Fellow?

The Darzi Fellowship Programme is a prestigious, high profile initiative that has been shown to have a profound impact not only on participants, but also on their employing organisation. Over the past seven years, Darzis have led major service improvements, implemented of numerous safety and quality initiatives, and made substantial financial savings for trusts. The programme is run by the London Leadership Academy who commission on behalf of HEE in London.

Fellows are supported by a bespoke leadership development programme with the London Southbank University. Darzi Fellows come from multi-professional backgrounds, including: Doctors; Nurses and Midwives; Allied Health Professionals; Paramedics; Dentists; Healthcare Scientists; and Pharmacists. It is aimed at those at a transition point in their career, or at the start of their leadership journey (e.g. ST4-6 or Band 7/8a) rather than those who are fully qualified. The programme is full-time for one year, and whilst in post Fellows are expected to undertake one main project for their sponsor in addition to completing their leadership development programme (PG Cert) – which helps inform their ability to lead on their project.