CLEAR Essentials

Our virtual one-day course teaches a tried and tested method for healthcare transformation – based on our CLEAR methodology and its practical application to drive change and lead innovation.

The course covers the four stages of CLEAR that we use in every redesign project : clinical engagement, data interrogation, innovation, and recommendations for change – supporting participants to tackle complex problems and deliver new models of care and workforce redesign.

Designed by clinicians, the course includes simulations and case studies from the programme – enabling participants to begin to apply the learning from the course straight away and make a difference in their working environments.

Building transformation capability

CLEAR Essentials uses a blended learning approach of interactive tutorials, e-lectures and discussion to build the skills needed to analyse complex problems and design innovative new models of care and workforce redesign.

The CLEAR methodology enables clinicians to diagnose challenges and build solutions – combined with providing the evidence for the economic value and impact of change.

The methodology is integral to our National CLEAR Programme transformation projects. Since 2019, the programme has completed more than 50 projects across NHS priority areas – recommending practical and financially viable changes to enhance care, improve efficiency and ensure the sustainability of services.

Who is the course for?

You will receive a CPD accreditation certificate, a mini workbook with actions aligned to your service, understand a robust improvement methodology as well as the opportunity to meet and network with fellow healthcare professionals all with a passion for service redesign.

Next courses


The next dates are:

  • Wednesday 3 July
  • Tuesday 12 November

The CLEAR team also runs bespoke sessions throughout the year for organisations or systems – with a group booking discount available.  If you are interested or would like further information, please contact

How do I sign up?

CLEAR Essentials is priced at £360 inc VAT per person.

If you have any queries or to book please email




Welcome and introduction to CLEAR

Start the day with an introduction to the CLEAR methodology. You will get to understand the theory behind CLEAR, the benefits it can bring to workforce and transformation and how it fits within the wider NHS system.


Clinical engagement
Building an understanding of the current healthcare landscape,
baseline models of care, and current challenges. You’ll be able to
understand the methods used for qualitative data collection and the impact of effective communication.


Data interrogation
Bespoke data dashboards will help you combine clinical insight with data to gain a unique perspective about systems, patient activity, and flow; evidencing key challenges to form deeper insights and suggest impact of potential solutions.




Articulating the aims of the innovation stage and understanding
approaches used to develop and refine innovative solutions. By working with likeminded colleagues, you will gain practical experience of
developing these solutions and knowledge share to promote
cross-system learning.


Through a live workforce planning simulation, you will gain practical
experience of evaluating, developing, and testing workforce modelling
for an NHS organisation.


All elements come together to communicate the need, evidence,
benefits and potential impact of your recommended changes.
Understand how the impact of a CLEAR project is evaluated, how to
present recommendations to senior leadership and how outcomes
can be delivered.


Closing session
Reflect on your experiences of the methodology and the day.
Short evaluation of CLEAR Essentials Live.

Join the CLEAR

Get in touch with us if you would like to discuss
a potential project and opportunities for your
clinical staff.