LIQH ‘Core Concepts’ Programme

Free Short Course in Quality Improvement

This course has now finished

What you learn

In three days we cover three key aspects to quality improvement:

  • Systematic Thinking
  • Improvement Science
  • Co-Production

A Free Course in Three Days

This is a short course to spread Quality Improvement practice to healthcare professionals.

It’s funded by the CCGs and for you is free to join.

How to apply

Choose which Cohort and Dates suit you.

Then sign up through the short online application.

Times and Dates

These are full days that last from 9am – 4.30pm. Lunch is provided.

Choose a cohort with the dates that suit you the best. We can only hold 32 places in each.

Cohort A Cohort B Cohort C
Unavailable – (Sorry!)

Wednesday 22 March 2017

Wednesday 29 March 2017

Wednesday 3 May 2017

Tuesday 9 May 2017

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Wednesday 7 June 2017

If none of these dates suit then email to register your interest for the future.

Time is precious

We’re all looking for how to improve our services. There are many options for learning, but time is precious.

You’re lucky to get a lunch break let alone regular time off to go on a course.

This is why we’ve adapted our training into a 3 day short course. Each day is broken up over several weeks. This gives you productive thinking time and tackles the guilt and email backlog after several days leave.

Who is it for? 

All health and social care professionals in Leeds (public & third sector).

The course is for those who want to reach innovations and improvements through collaborations.

Learn about…

  • Effective Models of change for improvement projects
  • Challenges to quality that exist in health systems
  • Processes for identifying unnecessary clinical variation
  • Methods for balancing demand and capacity
  • Practices for establishing strong collaborative relationships
  • Case Studies of ‘co-production’ already working in the Leeds System

Which cohort do I join?

Choose one of the three cohorts. We prefer you to stick to your cohort over the period.

Unlike our Fellowship Programme you are not tied to a specific Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

What are the sessions like?

There’s a reason why we ask you to stick to your cohort.

You don’t just learn from talks and lectures. You acquire academic knowledge by practicing it.

What we mean is that you’ll be learning by doing.

You will discuss and interact with other people. You will make new connections: in your mind and with people. It’s almost an unintentional networking opportunity. Many collaborations grown from these sessions. Some even continue to our 9 Month Fellowship Programme.

How much?

Professionals take part for free. LIQH is a partnership and funded by the CCGs.

You don’t pay for this training, you just sign up. We also provide lunch, so, let us know your dietary requirements. The cake is usually quite popular.

Sign Up

To apply for the short course just sign up online.

LIQH Core Concepts Programme Application

If you have any questions email


Sessions are held at the University of Leeds, Centre for Innovation in Health Management (CIHM). Full address is below.

The Centre is on Mount Preston Street opposite Charles Morris Student Hall. It is just up the street from Covance and The Faversham.

The University is only 15 minutes walk from the Train Station. Parking is limited, but spaces can be booked in advance for £7 per day. Contact or


Centre for Innovation in Health Management

4 Springfield Mount/Mount Preston Street

University of Leeds


(Turn off Clarendon Road near The Samaritans)