Improvement Science for Beginners Workshop (May)

Date: Monday 08 May 2017 or Thursday 13 July 2017
Venue: Haelo Office, The Victoria, MediaCityUK, Salford Quays.
Tickets: £95pp plus VAT. Reserve your place: May or July.

Event overview

This workshop will untangle the web of improvement science, looking to equip delegates with the skills and resources to develop an improvement toolkit.

Expert speakers will include Haelo’s Chief Executive Professor Maxine Power, Senior Improvement Advisor, Kurt Bramfitt and Lead Analyst, Nick John.

Who is it the event for?

Whether you wish to learn new skills or refresh your existing knowledge, this one-day workshop is ideal. The session will give you the time out to formulate your improvement learning and consider how you can apply this in your own role.

What will the attendees learn?

Attendees will learn how to plan and develop a clear aim and driver diagram, and gain interesting insights into measurement in sessions that will bring data to life. The agenda includes:

  • Overview of improvement science
  • The model for improvement
  • Understanding variation and measurement for improvement
  • How to develop and test ideas
  • The human side of change & improvement culture
  • Understanding and visualising systems
  • Improvement toolkit

Access the Demystifying Improvement agenda to find out more.

Don’t take it from us, hear what previous attendees had to say at our first workshop in three words: “inspired to improve” “re-energised, motivated, reinforced.”

Reserve your place: May workshop or July workshop.


Further information

Spaces are limited to 12 so book early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions about the event, please contact

To register for an alternative date in 2017 and to be the first to know when tickets go on sale, please drop us a line!


Professor Maxine Power, Chief Executive of Haelo, provides strategic leadership, improvement expertise and delivery support for large scale change programmes being

delivered locally, nationally and internationally. Maxine has expertise in strategic leadership of improvement, regularly working with senior leaders within organisations and health systems. Having established the quality improvement system in Salford Royal and completed three years as the National Improvement Advisor at the Department of Health in England (2010-13), Maxine is in a unique position of having worked on improvement within an organisation and within government. She is an honorary Clinical Professor at the University of Manchester Academic Health Science Centre and developed their ground breaking Improvement Science for Academics Programme.

Maxine is regularly asked to support organisations to develop their internal improvement infrastructure and advise on health policy. She has substantial experience in both the NHS and academia completing her doctoral training in neurophysiology in 2001, a Health Foundation Quality Improvement Fellowship in 2006 and a Masters in Public Health at Harvard University in 2007. During her fellowship, she focussed her learning on two key areas: organisational culture and its impact on the adoption of quality and safety initiatives in hospital care and the implementation of large scale change in stroke care. She has over 20 peer reviewed publications and presents around the world on improvement, patient safety, measurement, evaluation and research. Her current interests are in using digital media to support knowledge curation and exchange.

Kurt Bramfitt is a Senior Improvement Advisor at Haelo with over ten years’ experience working across health and social care and third sector organisations; specialising in operational management.  In 2014 Kurt spend a year training with the IHI and graduated as an Improvement Advisor through their professional development program  Kurt now leads the ‘Measurement and Capability’ team who work across a multitude of local, regional and national collaborative programmes providing advice on measurement and improvement science methods and building capability in teams to support and facilitate positive improvement outcomes. Kurt is also the course leader and a member of the teaching faculty for the ‘IS4’ improvement science course which is designed to build improvement capability in health care leaders and academics who play key roles across our health economy.

Nick John, Lead Data Analyst and Improvement Coach at Haelo, specialises in data manipulation, analysis and visualisation. Nick has a degree in computer science with artificial intelligence and is an expert in the use of Excel and computer programs used create and display data.  Nick leads the design and development of all interactive dashboard and data reports at Haelo.

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