Bay-wide learning collaborative shortlisted for award

Friday, 28 April 2017 Bay-wide learning collaborative shortlisted for award

The Bay Learning and Improvement Collaborative (BLIC) has been shortlisted in the Healthcare People Management Association 2017 Awards.

The awards recognise and reward outstanding work in healthcare human resource management, and BLIC have been shortlisted in the Academi Wales Award for Excellence in Organisational Development.


BLIC was set up to support the collaboration of development and improvement initiatives across the Bay Health and Care Partners – supporting teams and leaders in their work in improving patient care.

In the past year they have set up and held three large scale clinical events for more than 80 clinical staff, including GPs, consultants, senior nurses, Allied Health Professionals and ambulance staff, which have been well-received and focussed on discussions about building a clinical community across the Morecambe Bay area.

The events also explored how different parts of the system can work together more effectively across both organisational and geographical boundaries.

The collaborative has commissioned a 12 month programme of support to Integrated Care Communities (ICCs) which has helped develop the ICCs and supported their leadership teams to support their communities.

The collaborative has also put on training for staff across the healthcare spectrum in the area, including coaching skills, risk-based approach to clinical risk taking, insights discovery, wellbeing and resilience and improvement methodology.

Sally Baines, Director of System OD and Culture Change for the Bay Health and Care Partners, said: “The creation of BLIC has shown to the rest of the Bay that cross organisational working can and does work and brings measurable and demonstrable benefits. It is One Step Beyond organisational development!”

“This shortlisting is a testament to the work undertaken by all the partners within the collaborative and their willingness to share learning with partner organisations.”

The team are now preparing a presentation for the awards ceremony – which takes place on Friday May 5 in London.

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