About the Advancing Change Team (ACT)
The future of the Advancing
Change Team (ACT)
NHS Improving Quality closed down on 31 October 2015. Unlike
most of our colleagues at NHS Improving Quality who have now become
a team within NHS England, ACT is being transferred to the new
organisation NHS Improvement announced by the Secretary of
State in July 2015. NHS Improvement will be operational from 1
To aid the transition process, we have prepared a prospectus
that encompasses descriptions of the programmes we deliver and the
experience and expertise of our faculty to help all parties
involved to get a clear picture of our history and contribution to
quality improvement and system change in the provision of health
You can download
a copy of the prospectus here.
The Advancing Change Team (ACT) has developed a number of
practical developmental learning programmes and master classes to
help NHS colleagues and their partner organisations to plan and
deliver both large scale transformational change and service
improvement and redesign.
"The QSIR and Leading
Transformational Change programmes are absolutely essential.
We see them as right at the top of the pyramid in terms of how we
build capability for change. These programmes will enable and coach
people to work together across organisational boundaries to create
the thinking needed to create the new models of care as described
in the Five Year Forward Plan."
Steve Fairman, Interim
Managing Director, NHS Improving Quality.
Aimed at leaders, managers
and frontline colleagues in health and social care organisations,
the programmes have been created at different levels: practitioner,
advanced practitioner, and trainer, designed to support the
development of senior leaders delivering complex change and
improvement teams in implementing change.
The syllabus is delivered by our renowned team of national and
international experts, using both face-to-face and online learning
tools and techniques. Participants who go through assessment will
achieve a recognised certificate of attainment and use
evidence-based and tested resources that they can then introduce
across their own organisations.
The ACT programmes cover these key areas:
change - supporting teams and individuals to build
capability and deliver complex change.
Essentials - a pilot programme that provides
self-directed learning resources and evaluates their impact in
supporting transformation teams.
Service Improvement and Redesign (QSIR) - meeting
the challenges set out by the Berwick
Report and building future capability to support and develop
QSIR train the
trainer - Built on the success of the
Quality Service Improvement and Redesign (QSIR) programme, the
aim of this new programme is to help NHS organisations build
in-house improvement capability in order to infuse the NHS
with improvement skills.
Masterclass Workshops - these are workshops in key curriculum
areas including transformational change and the science of
improvement. A limited number are provided on request and to meet
A number of useful resources are available
The little book of Large Scale Change
Seven Ways To No Delays
Part One - Leading large scale change: A practical guide
Part Two - Leading large scale change: The postscript
For more information about ACT programmes please contact ACT@nhsiq.nhs.uk.