Useful Information


Useful Information

This page features links to websites and publications that provide information relating to developing and sustaining improvements within the NHS. Many of these focus on methods and techniques for organisational improvement and efficiency.

Service Improvement Contains improvement and change expertise relating to the five domains of the NHS Outcomes Framework. Covers quality, commissioning, clinical audit, patient safety, improving patient experience and frameworks. NHS Networks promotes and connects networks that exist throughout the NHS. It includes specialty and geographically based networks for both clinicians and administrative staff. There is a discussion forum, useful resources and links pages. This is for practitioners who wish to undertake specialist study. A range of postgraduate diplomas covering a variety of subjects is offered. The courses offer a university accredited award for those with an extended role of practitioner with a special interest.

Patient & Public Involvement a direct link to the work NHS England is doing in relation to patient involvement. Alliance of Patients Organisations which promotes patient centred healthcare around the world. ‘patient involvement’ into the search facility and current and historic policy documents relating to patient involvement can be seen.

Coaching & Mentoring The Association for Coaching is a not for profit organisation. The website provides a valuable resource for the coaching community and information about tools, articles and publications.

www.theacornprinciple.comThe Acorn Principle provides professional coach training programmes. The website has information about coaching particularly for those wishing to develop further as a coach.

www.i-l-m.comThe Institute of Leadership and Management website provides information on courses, details about membership benefits and publications. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development website has various resources including guidance on coaching and mentoring and latest news and publications. It has specific information for those in an HR role. A useful website to explore definitions and types of coaching and mentoring. It also explains the role psychology plays when coaching and mentoring are inappropriate.