Adoption and Spread series – West of England Academy

26/05/2021|Time: 09:30 - 11:30
Location: Online event
Organised by: West of England Academy
Tel: n/a

Event summary

Are you part of a healthcare project team looking to learn more about adoption & spread? Why not join our free series of five free workshops!

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 series of online workshops.

Commencing 28 April 2021, this five-week course, held on Wednesdays from 09:30 to 11:30, can be joined as single sessions or one series.

Who should attend

The whole series is especially relevant to those working on live projects that they have already tested at small scale and which they want to spread, but we’re particularly encouraging project teams to sign-up two to three colleagues to the third session; a practical workshop to define core intervention and get it ready to spread. Free to attend, each two-hour session is standalone so you can dip in or join them all.

Led by the AHSN’s Academy team and Anna Burhouse, GenerationQ Fellow and NHS Director of Quality Development, topics include understanding the NHS adoption and spread challenge, leading adaptive change, pitching and evaluation techniques.

What the programme offers

Each workshop will be interactive and practical. If you or your project team encounter challenges in adopting and spreading best practice, new healthcare pathways, products and/or tech and want to consider how these can be tackled, these sessions will help.

The series will:

• Help you to recognise and identify adoption and spread challenges

• Learn techniques to help you build spread into your improvement approach

• Signpost you to resources and tools that are helpful for adoption and spread

• Show attendees how to access additional support through our West of England Academy.

Five week session outline

Session 1 – (28 April)


Introduction to the adoption and spread challenge

Provide you the latest evidence about the adoption and spread challenge in the NHS.

Session 2 – (5 May)


Leading adaptive change

This will help to understand 3 important lessons from innovators in the NHS about the different leadership skills you need to lead adoption and spread.

Session 3 – (12 May)


Ready, steady, spread

A practical workshop for people in pairs, trios and small teams to work together to define your core intervention and get it ready for spread.

Session 4 – (19 May)


Pitching and Persuading

Share lessons from marketing about engaging others with your idea.

Session 5 – (26 May)


The role of measurement, evaluation and evidence generation in adoption and spread

Enable you to measure your success and build data for your idea.

Who should attend?

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.

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

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

About the West of England Academy

The West of England Academy offers a wide range of free resources to healthcare professionals and innovators across the region. To find out more, visit our website or email;

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