Access Training

booksWe are in the process of designing and developing the training that we will offer, making sure that it meets your needs and fits with the training and development programmes that we already have in place.

Whilst our training offer is a 'work in progress' we will direct you towards relevant online training and development that you can access and take advantage of.

You will also find a growing library of resources in the Knowledge Centre that will increase your understanding of innovation and improvement and allow you to put some of this learning to good use in your improvement efforts.


Selected Courses:


Foundation level QI training

A rapid (complete in around 2 hours) Quality Improvement primer hosted by the Eastern Academic Health Science Network.  This course will give you an introduction to the concept of quality improvement and the Model for Improvement and a more detailed understanding and application of some of the associated tools.

Once you have completed your Foundation training, please e-mail a copy of your completion certificate to and we will update your training records to reflect your new competency / knowledge.


Improvement FUNdamentals

An online, self-paced quality improvement course specifically for those involved in health and care. This course from NHS England's Sustainable Improvement Team, the University of Jönköping and Qulturum is beneficial for beginners and more experienced improvers alike, aligns with HPFT’s QI approaches and will give you a good understanding of:

  • The fundamentals of quality improvement
  • Using the model for improvement
  • Measuring for Improvement
  • Sustaining and spreading improvements

This course is run several times a year with various start dates - the next one being September 2018.  Once underway you can work through it at a pace that suits you.


Quality Improvement in Healthcare: the case for change

An online course offered by FutureLearn (Open University) that can be commenced at any time.  The course aims to explore new and better ways of organising health and social care services to improve quality.


Human Factors in Healthcare

An online course offered by FutureLearn (Open University) that can be commenced at any time.  The course explores learning about systems that pre-empt the inevitability of human error and can help improve clinical practice and patient safety as a whole.