Connected Health Cities sponsors new digital course for professionals who are using data to improve health

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Posted on the 22nd August 2018

Connected Health Cities is sponsoring a new six-month digital coaching course.

The course, Using Data From Digital Technology To Improve Health, will start in November 2018 and is being delivered by The Innovation Agency across the North West Coast.

It is suitable for health and care professionals in all parts of the system who want to develop their skills and approaches relating to understanding and using data from digital technologies that aim to improve health and care.

We hope that attendees will be able to grow in confidence in identifying and evaluating digital technologies for the benefit of patients.

The course will be run through The Innovation Agency’s Coaching Academy, enabling professionals to improve the culture, quality and safety of health and care through structured learning and development opportunities.

The programme’s focus is on supporting the adoption and spread of proven innovations within an organisation and beyond.

It will provide:

  • Skills development and action learning workshops
  • Regular group coaching to support learning and reflection
  • Personal development and growth as participants learn how to overcome barriers and challenge beliefs that hold them back
  • Group support to build resilience while working with others facing similar challenges
  • The ability to understand and interpret information which will support the spread and adoption of future digital technologies

To get the best out of the programme, participants will bring a specific innovation or innovative challenge that lends itself to either using data from digital technology or the implementation of a digital solution they can use as a work based project on the programme.

Previous student Jennifer Hughes, an occupational therapist at The Walton Centre NHS Foundation, attended a similar course run by the Coaching Academy. She said:

“We were asked to write about our project using only 100 words and share with people within our organisation that we didn’t know.

“This new approach enabled me to present my project to the Medical Devices board and spread it further within the Trust. The upshot is my project idea has now been tested and soon to be embedded within our organisation.”

The programme will commence in November and participants will be expected to commit to three full day workshops to be held at the Holiday Inn, Haydock on November 15, February 13 and May 15, as well as virtual coaching sessions in between.

In order to take part fully in the programme activities you will need access to various online platforms including Zoom, Moodle and Webex.

Click here to apply. The closing date is September 10.

To find out more call 01772 520263/01772 520262, email or visit

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