Applications now open for pioneering Spread and Scale Academy

The Spread and Scale Academy
NHS Wales staff with successful small scale improvement projects are invited to apply for a place at the Spread and Scale Academy, an immersive programme that supports innovators in leading the adoption of their project across their organisation, region or the entirety of Wales. 
Hosted by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Life Sciences Hub Wales and the Bevan Commission in partnership with the Billions Institute and South West Academic Health Science Network, the academy is headlined by an immersive four-day training event between 30th September – 3rd October 2019 that focusses upon giving delegates the tools they need to unleash the potential of their project. Afterwards, each team will receive learning materials and support to carry their work forward. 
The first 50-strong cohort to go through the Spread and Scale Academy will be pioneers of the programme, which is the first of its kind in Wales. Delivered by internationally-recognised trainers from the Billions Institute, the academy is as much about developing leadership skills and personal potential as it is about developing projects, which draws on one of the key values of ‘A Healthier Wales’: driving transformative change with strong leadership, good practice and new models on a national level.
Len Richards, CEO of Cardiff and Vale UHB, says, “The intensive learning academy will arm passionate healthcare innovators from across Wales with the tools they need to spread the scope of their established programme of work and scale it up to the next level.
“It’s all about broadening and deepening partnerships across the health system, and ensuring health care in Wales is effective, efficient and equitable for all.” 
To apply for a place at the academy, applicants should:
  • Have a team of between 2-5 members.
  • Have a small, successful project that has the potential to be scaled up.
  • Be available between Monday 30th September – Thursday 3rd October 2019.
  • Be motivated to unleash your project at scale.
Apply here for your place here: Spread and Scale Application. (Application deadline: 21st July 2019, 11.59pm)
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