Demand and Capacity Trainer Programme

A key component of high performing organisations is the ability to quantify the balance between demand and capacity and evidence the reasons, risks and opportunities. To assist organisations take control of these challenges, NHS Improvement and NHS England are launching the Demand and Capacity Trainer Programme.

The Demand and Capacity Trainer Programme is a free, accredited, six-month programme designed to support organisations to develop internal knowledge and skills in demand and capacity modelling.

The approach will equip staff to share this knowledge more widely at a local level, and to develop credible activity plans that support the delivery of reduced waiting times for patients. The Programme will deliver a pool of staff trained to cascade knowledge  and support on demand and capacity modelling within their locality.

Over the next three years the Programme will run ten cohorts across the country, starting in August 2017 for organisations in London and south east England.

The schedule of training is as follows:

Cohort 1 –¬†London and South East

Location: London
Applications open: June 2017
Course starts: September 2017

Cohort 2 – North West

Location: Manchester
Applications open: November 2017
Course starts: January 2018

Cohort 3 – Midlands

Location: Birmingham
Applications open: November 2017
Course starts: January 2018

Cohort 4 – East of England

Location: Peterborough
Applications open: December 2017
Course starts: February 2018

Cohort 5 – North East

Location: Durham
Applications open: February 2018
Course starts: April 2018

Cohort 6 – South West

Location: Bristol
Applications open: April 2018
Course starts: June 2018

Details of the final four cohorts will be announced in due course.

Apply for the Train the Trainer programme

Applications for our first cohort have now closed. We will open the applications for cohorts two and three shortly.

For more information, you can view a copy of the application form.

For more information, you can access a copy of the application form, the course prospectus, and the participation agreement.