Improvement Academy

The Improvement Academy’s purpose is to develop, energise and empower sustainable improvement, as we believe the potential for outstanding care is within our colleagues, patients and partners.

Improvement Training Courses

There are a number of different training courses provided by our Improvement Academy which are available to external colleagues.

Any members of staff working at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust or Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board are welcome to attend our courses, with permission from their manager.

To attend a course, you must be supported by your manager to participate in all elements of the course, a commitment to complete the course, and have an idea of a problem or frustration that you would like to improve.

If you would like to book on to any of the courses, you can do so by emailing [email protected].


Quality Service Improvement and Redesign (QSIR)

The QSIR programmes are delivered in a variety of formats to suit different levels of improvement experience and are supported by publications that guide participants in the use of tried and tested improvement tools, and featured approaches, as well as encouraging reflective learning.

Follow this link to visit the QSIR course page.



Improvement Fundamentals in a Day (IFIAD)

​​​​​​​Improvement Fundamentals in a Day was developed by NHS England and is designed to provide all the tools and resources you need to run a local improvement workshop to learn new techniques and produce the initial plans and documents to support a new improvement project. It provides step-by-step guidance, templates and facilitator videos on each of the techniques. The sessions will be facilitated by the Improvement Academy and will be offered face-to-face or virtually.

You will also be provided with templates and support to work through them by the facilitators.

Follow this link to visit the Improvement Fundamentals in a Day course page.