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Changing Clinical Practice — a local workshop for clinical staff

Benefits of the workshop

The workshop is designed to help staff understand what’s involved in achieving and sustaining changes in clinical practice. The workshop reviews current research evidence about achieving changes in clinical behaviour and suggests how to apply the findings.

The workshop provides a model — I-M-P-R-O-V-E-S — to help people remember all the stages needed and the right sequence of the stages to achieve and sustain change. It also provides techniques teams can use to carry out the stages in the model and opportunities to think about about how the model can be applied in actual work situations.

Intended participants

The workshop is intended for individuals who will assume responsibility for achieving or helping to achieve changes in clinical practice. Clinicians, managers, clinical effectiveness and clinical audit facilitators, quality improvement managers, clinical governance leads and managers will benefit from participation in the workshop.

Learning objectives

Participants learn how to:

  • help people accept that change is needed to achieve identified improvements
  • select strategies most likely to achieve a desired improvement
  • formulate a plan to implement and evaluate the way selected to achieve improvement and carry out the plan
  • verify that the desired improvement is achieved and act to improve the level of achievement or to sustain the level achieved.

The workshop includes the following:

  • an overview of what's involved in changing practice
  • methods for analysing and redesigning processes of care to achieve improvements that benefit patients
  • methods for measuring and analysing performance that inform teams if the change in practice is 'in control'.

Participants spend about two–thirds of the workshop time working individually or in small groups on practical tasks.

Venue and workshop format

We offer the workshop locally on request on a date convenient to your organization. We provide the workshop in your local venue in order to enable a maximum number of clinicians and managers to work together to plan changes in practice.


Each participant receives a 65–page book that includes a summary of research evidence on methods for changing clinical practice and a practical approach to planning and implementing change in clinical practice. Certificates of participation in the workshop are provided.


Contact us to arrange a local workshop.


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