The need to transform how we deliver services is growing and transformation programmes now touch services that affect many of those who deliver or receive care. Clinical leadership and involvement can ensure that any change makes a real impact to the experience and lives of patients.

The NHS Transformation Unit (TU) can support clinicians with:

  • Developing the skills to influence transformation projects both inside and outside of your local health economy.
  • Increasing awareness and knowledge of transformation programmes and clinical practices nationally.
  • Enabling collaboration and sharing best practice.
  • Strengthening CVs and building professional profiles.
  • Connecting with other professionals and establishing new relationships.

At the TU we want to enable the effective sharing of ideas, knowledge, and skills across multidisciplinary professionals, which will support and expedite the transformation of health and care from within the NHS.

To achieve this, we want to create a community of clinicians, from all clinical backgrounds and seniority, who have an interest in transforming health and care. Our vision is to create a community that is current, accessible and appropriate to all clinicians at various stages of their career.

What will the Clinical Community Offer?

The TU will support the community to develop the conversation from the what needs to change, to the how transformation is enabled and spread.  It’s likely that these conversations will include, but will not be limited to, developing strategic thinking and change management including organisational development, culture change, and developing practical tools in relation to the clinical strategic challenges (e.g. moving towards same day emergency care).

We’re passionate about supporting this change and will make sure that members of the community have the tools and support they need.

Development opportunities and shared learning in relation to, including:
  • Model of care/service redesign.
  • Case for Change.
  • Clinical strategy.
Workshops in business activities including:
  • How to write effective Business Cases.
  • Comparative analysis.
  • Activity Modelling.
 Sharing our expertise in a range of areas, including:
  • Engagement/Consultation.
  • Workforce.
  • Organisational Development.
Knowledge and skills enhancement including:
  • Programme Management.
  • Stakeholder Engagement.
  • Governance.

How will we do this?

We’re very mindful of limited time and clinical commitments.  With a significant amount of change within the health and social care sector, many clinicians are already spending large amounts of time on non-clinical tasks and in meetings.  We don’t want to add to this, so we’re exploring a variety of ways to make access, learning and sharing simple, such as:

  • Producing regular communications including an e-bulletin to provide a platform for a wide range of voices from across all professions.
  • Short videos.
  • Using an online platform for phones and tablets.
  • Paper copy bulletins for clinical staff/staff rooms etc.
  • Activities that count towards continued personal development or revalidation.
  • Development of ‘super members’ (champions) to promote the spread and growth of transformation from within your organisation.

We would really value your views and what would be useful to you. For further information or to feedback on these ideas please contact our Head of Nursing, Kelly Bishop, at