Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice (Evidence Based Commissioning)

Clinical Commissioning Evidence Champions

The Innovation Agency has created a unique opportunity to enhance evidence based approaches to commissioning that supports a culture of innovation, improvement and transformation in our CCG partners.

Working with Lancaster University, we are able to offer a *fully funded bespoke learning programme designed to:

  • Develop knowledge and skills for evidence based approaches to clinical commissioning
  • Establish a culture committed to clinical evidence based practice in the commissioning process
  • Facilitate application of learning into real workplace practices
  • Create a community of practice across the North West

Duration, Attendance and Delivery

This one year programme commences in January 2017 and has been designed to minimise time away from work. A blended learning approach will combine online learning, group workshops, learning sets, personal coaching session and support for work based projects and assessment tasks that will lead to a Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice (Evidence Based Commissioning).   

Who is it for?

Clinicians and managers who are interested in developing their practice around evidence based clinical commissioning, including:

  • GPs
  • GP Trainees
  • Senior Commissioning Managers

Eligibility criteria will include:

  • Ability to commit to a year-long applied work-based learning programme
  • Committed to the NHS Innovation and Improvement Agenda
  • Commitment to own personal and professional development
  • Support from own organisation to apply learning into workplace practice

*academic fees and sessional backfill for GPs and GP trainees will be provided for applicants in the North West coast including Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire and South Cumbria

** Applications for this course are now closed**