KSS PSC to sponsor two MSCs in Patient Safety

Kent Surrey Sussex Patient Safety Collaborative is to sponsor two post graduate students to study for an MSC in patient safety.

Applicants should ideally work in the healthcare sector (NHS) and have recent experience of working in patient safety or a quality improvement environment.

If you are already enrolled, or thinking of enrolling, in September 2017 and have your line manager's support and organisation's permission, please complete this survey by Friday September 1 so we can consider your application.

The funding is part of the National PSC programme’s aim of leaving a legacy in academic rigour, and to continue to build capability to address quality & safety challenges.

This is in addition to the hands on practical QI capability building approach we have seen in the PSC collaborative to date.

There are a range of courses and providers across the country, as this summary list shows. Candidates should consider those that best meet their needs in terms of course content, location and other practicalities.

Who should apply?

Applicants should ideally work in the healthcare sector (NHS) and have recent experience of working in patient safety or a quality improvement environment.

They will be engaged with, or connected to, the regional PSC programme or be able to demonstrate how their experience aligns to the work of the collaborative.

They will have the support of their employers to be released to undertake study (full or part-time).

Applicants should have a degree in a healthcare related subject or a relevant clinical professional or managerial qualification and show an aptitude for becoming leaders in patient safety. It is essential that they meet both the university criteria as well as local PSC criteria before seeking funding.