Improvement Academy ‘Curry and Learning’ evenings have provided a successful way to introduce non-mandatory training and support frontline staff to learn together. Combining interesting and relevant content with the opportunity to discuss together in an informal setting over a delicious meal, these events are intentionally held off-site in the early evening The key elements of a Curry and Learning evening are:
- Informal social environment – ideally a local restaurant with a private room
- A senior manager attending and introducing the evening
- 2 x 45 minute interactive learning sessions in areas of special interest
- Lively discussion and debate
- A delicious meal
The growing range of topics, tailored to audience requirements, includes:
- How to get started on Quality Improvement
- What is Human Factors?
- Making Sense of Data
- Safety Huddles
- Attendance has been good, attracting all grades of staff.
- Frontline clinical staff have given their time freely
- This has proved to be a successful opportunity to introduce non-mandatory training sessions to frontline clinical staff
- Evaluations of the events have been uniformly very positive:
- “Pitched at a good level. Really enjoyed it”
- “Relevant and informative – enjoyed it. Thanks”
- “Focused and concise session”
- “Good shared learning”
The Improvement Academy can partner with organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber region to offer training through “Curry and Learning” evenings. Contact Jackie Hallam to find out more.