Surgery Redesign Training Program
The Surgery Redesign Training Program is a five day face to face course delivered by the Centre for Healthcare Redesign in partnership with the Surgical Services Taskforce, the Ministry of Health and Agency for Clinical Innovation.
It focuses on developing skills and knowledge for project management with a specific focus on the health care environment and surgical services.
The Program allows individuals and teams from Local Health Districts and Specialty Health Networks to develop the foundation skills of project management, change management, process improvement and clinical redesign over three days of classroom-based learning. This is followed by two days of Accelerated Implementation Methodology, a training module concentrating on the practical aspects of managing change and implementing projects using a ten-step framework.
Participants will also be exposed to state based approaches in their specialty, and will have the opportunity to hear from clinical leaders and experts, as well as learn from other health staff in the program.
Participants attend the Program with a proposed surgical project and develop the project into a detailed plan during the Program using the tools and skills developed throughout the training week. Projects best suited to the Surgery Redesign Methodology are improvement projects, where priorities have been identified and a measurable problem can be solved in the organisation.
Following the Program, the project will be implemented in the workplace with the support of mentors, sponsors and local Redesign Leaders. Opportunities are available to highlight the project work online through the Innovation Exchange or electronic newsletters. Some previous projects have gone onto publishing and to be entered as both local and state Health Innovation Awards.
The Surgery Redesign Training Program supports projects in the following way.
How to Apply
For consideration, applicants must:
- Have a current or proposed surgical project that aligns with their LHD / SHNs strategic priorities and is scoped to resources and time available to participants
- Have a commitment to attending the 5 days of the Surgery Redesign Training Program
- Submit a project plan and present a project update to the ACI on 15 November 2016
- Complete the attached nomination form by 29 April 2016
- Successful applicants will be notified of acceptance to the SRTP by 8 May 2016
To apply, download the nomination form and return to:
Surgical Services Taskforces Manager | ACI
02 9464 4644
Applicants may apply as individuals or in project teams, preference will be given to nominated applicants whose projects focus on management of the patient with a Fractured Hip, Implementation of the Operating Theatre Guidelines, Operating Theatre Efficiency, Surgical Models of Care or achieving the National Elective Surgical Targets.
Most Local Health Districts and Specialty Health Networks have a locally coordinated process for managing applications. Local Redesign and Innovation Leaders will be able to assist you with the process.
|Applications Open||6 April 2016|
|Closing Date for Applications||29 April 2016|
|Notification of Application Outcome||8 May 2016|
|Surgery Redesign Training Program||6-10 June 2016|
|Presentation and Project Update to ACI||15 November 2016|
Clinical redesign methodology|
The case for change
Enhancing the patient experience
Data sources, NEST and data dictionary|
Data analysis and SPC
Governance, project roles and responsibilities
Activity based funding
The theory of constraints
|Thursday||Accelerated implementation methodology (AIM)|
|Friday||Accelerated implementation methodology (AIM)|
- Using Patient, Family and Staff Experience to Improve Health Care (PDF)
- NSW Surgery KPIs and You (PDF)
Reviews from past participants
"This is an accessible Program and great for making short projects happen"
"One of the greatest benefits of the Program is allowing people to experience the bigger picture of Surgery Redesign, not just seeing where the problems are, but how to develop solutions and bring about change."- Redesign Leaders
"I'd be keen to send more participants to the program. And I know people are queuing up, asking me to attend."- Project Sponsor
"This was very eye opening for me as a surgeon. I didn't know that we could make such a positive contribution to patients on a systems level."
"Having a project outlined before attending really made me think about how to fully plan the design and implementation process. The Program gave me the tools and skills to realise my project"
"It was great to meet other participants and look at what they are doing in their workplaces to improve services. I really valued the networking opportunity"- Program Participants
An evaluation of the program was undertaken in 2013, finding that several factors increase project completion and implementation success.
A copy of the evaluation report and the recommendations Action Plan can be downloaded here:
- Surgery Redesign Training Program - Evaluation Report
- Surgery Redesign Training Program - Recommendations Action Plan
In light of the Recommendations Action Plan, the Program delivery and project follow-up activities have been restructured to better support participants to complete their project plan and implement it successfully.