Adoption and spread course (applications close 26 April)

26/04/2022|Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Online (multiple dates available)
Organised by: West of England Academy
Tel: n/a

Event summary

Join healthcare project teams and innovators from across the West of England in gaining skills and practical knowledge of applying adoption and spread techniques to your live projects with this free course.

Commencing 9 June, there will be three workshops – lasting 2.5 days in total over the course of a month – with delegates committing to attend all sessions:

  • Workshop 1: Thursday 9 June 2022 (10:00-4.00pm)
  • Workshop 2: Thursday 23 June 2022 (10:00-4.00pm)
  • Workshop 3: Thursday 7 July 2022 (10:00-1:00pm)

The course has been developed by Anna Burhouse, RubisQI, GenerationQ and NHS Director of Quality Development, and Vardeep Deogan, Senior Continuous Improvement Manager at North Bristol Trust and the West of England AHSN Academy.

To apply to join this course, please complete our short application form by 26 April.

What the programme offers

During the three sessions, you will gain valuable insight into adoption and spread theory and effective tools you and your project team can put into immediate practice.

The workshops will include a selection of case studies, theory and interactive activities to teach you the skills and capabilities needed for successful adoption and spread of your intervention/improvement.  Using the latest thinking in healthcare adoption and spread, you will learn how to:

  • choose an appropriate adoption and spread model
  • understand what is core to your intervention/improvement
  • lead adoption and spread
  • evaluate its impact
  • influence and engage others

Who is this course for?

Ideally attendees will come with an improvement idea they have tested at small scale in an NHS organisation and who want to learn how to think about the skills and capabilities needed for adoption and spread.

Attendees can be in any role and level within their organisation, for example from clinical, administration or facilities. Priority will be given to attendees from organisations in the West of England.

Attendees will be interested in applying learning to real-world scenarios either personal or professional.

You must have the support and commitment of your employing organisation and your line manager to release you to attend the dates listed above.

Our academy works hard to welcome attendees from a broad range of backgrounds creating a safe and open environment for learning and sharing ideas.

I’d like to attend – what should I do next?

To apply to join this course, please complete our short application form by 26 April.


Here’s just some of the feedback from our 2021 Adoption and Spread series:

The facilitation/design of the sessions:

  • “Lovely, relaxed atmosphere, nice space for discussion”.
  • “Good mix of information and interaction”.
  • “The delivery style of the Adoption and Spread series was particularly impactful, with Anna’s expertise and the way attendees were coached”.

The content:

  • “The knowledge sharing and examples were helpful. I feel like I am developing a vocabulary to communicate and share my experiences of the implementation journey”.
  • “It all fits together really well as a programme”.
  • “Really helpful examples”.


  • “From a personal point of view, I left feeling really confident that actually, I do know what I’m doing / talking about…”
  • “Given I can still recall many aspects of the training even now, demonstrates how impactful, relevant and incredibly helpful it was.”
  • “I found meeting other participants extremely valuable and realising that the challenges we sometimes (or often) face are not always unique to us.”

To find out more about all of the training and events hosted by the West of England Academy, visit our website.

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