Virtual Academy of Large Scale Change Masterclasses – FAQs

Who can make an expression of interest to attend a masterclass?

We’re targeting the masterclasses at NHS organisations working on transformation and change challenges. We therefore ask that NHS organisations make the expression of interest to attend.

Do I need to be working on a live system or transformation challenge?

Yes, to get the most from the programme it is important that workshop delegates are working on a live, system level transformation challenge. This might include large scale change (LSC) programmes identified within NHS England’s (2017) Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View that are, for example, designed to transform care for priority groups across a system.

Do I need to bring a team?

Yes, the workshops are designed to help cross functional and cross system teams working on large scale, transformation challenges.

How many delegates can be in my workshop team?

Workshop teams should comprise a minimum of four people and no more than eight.

Who can attend as part of my team?

Expressions of interest are invited from NHS organisation but anyone working in your system, relevant to your transformation challenge is welcome to attend as part of your team. This can include, for example, colleagues from across health, social care and charitable sectors.

What support will I get during and after the workshop?

The workshops will connect teams to expert large scale change faculty and be highly interactive. The aim for each workshop is to help participating teams to develop a practical action plan to take forward their large scale, transformation challenge. Following the workshop, you will have the opportunity to connect further with faculty members via virtual consultation surgeries.

How will the two day masterclasses work?

These workshops will run on consecutive days to help maintain momentum and flow. Applications for these masterclasses require commitment to attend both days. The events are free to attend. Attendees are responsible for arranging their own transport and any overnight accommodation.

How will impact and knowledge be captured?

To gain maximum benefit from the support programme, impact will be demonstrated and learning will be captured via application of the SI Team’s Impact Research Framework and Knowledge Capture and Transfer processes. All masterclass attendees will be required to contribute towards the impact and knowledge capture process to maximise benefit from programme engagement.

What is the timetable for expressing interest and finding out if I have been successful in securing a place for my team?

Expressions of interest must be submitted to england.si-events@nhs.net by 8:00am on Monday 4 December 2017 latest. Successful applicants will be informed by Wednesday 6 December 2017.