16 January 2017
CETAD was pleased to welcome students starting the Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice (Evidence Based Commissioning) in January 2017.

In partnership with the Innovation Agency CETAD welcomed 13 students onto the start of their bespoke programme for clinicians and managers from the NHS North West coast.

The programme is designed to help students develop their practice around evidence based clinical commissioning, giving a unique opportunity to enhance evidence based approaches to commissioning that supports a culture of innovation, improvement and transformation in CCG partners within the North West coast.

With CETAD’s expertise in work based learning, the approach ensures the programme of learning is practical, relevant and focuses on applying learning into workplace practice.

The programme consists of a blend of workshops, action learning sets, online learning and personal mentor support. In addition, key speakers have been invited to present on specific topics throughout the programme. The first key speaker was Jo Bangoura, Evaluation and Commissioning Liaison Manager from West of England Academic Health Science Network, who presented on their local approach to Evidence Informed Commissioning.

Feedback from the first workshop in the programme was very positive; one student saying they felt "...very energised and ready to learn".

The Innovation Agency said of the programme "It’s great to be working with CETAD from Lancaster University, the experts on bridging the gap between theory and practice, to improve the use of evidence in the commissioning of health and care services".

The team at CETAD look forward to working with the Innovation Agency and the students on the rest of the programme.