What is a clinical microsytem?
Developing the Microsystems Academy in Sheffield
The Sheffield course will combine virtual online training and face-to-face meetings, matching the design of the Dartmouth course. This first cycle of training will include Sheffield's future microsystem coach trainers. The second cycle of the course will be delivered by Sheffield trainers with oversight and visits by Dartmouth staff. To support this programme, the team will use IT support methods such as social networking and SharePoint. This will enable access to fully translated materials and provide a framework for outcome measures, reflection and peer support.
Individual coach assessment of knowledge and skills acquisition by use of a pre/mid and post measure questionnaire
Findings from formative evaluation will be fed back to the MCA core team and key stakeholders at significant points during the initiative, in particular upon completion of each coach in training (CIT) programme.
The summative evaluation will focus on the impact of implementing the MCA within STH and SCH, and the extent to which it achieves the aim of an organisational wide focus on quality improvement. Findings from the summative component will provide an overall evaluation of the initiative and key lessons learnt upon completion.