The All Wales Academy for Innovation in Health and Social Care

The All-Wales Academy for Innovation in Health and Social Care (IHSC) is a new partnership between the Bevan Commission and Swansea University School of Management. The Academy is uniquely placed to equip leaders with the confidence, skills, and capability to realise innovation in health & care and wellbeing. This sits alongside the Value-Based Health and Care (VBHC) Academy, and both offer a full range of educational programmes, innovative research, and bespoke consultancy services.


The courses start in September 2021 and are available as postgraduate MSc and PhD programmes and short courses. There will be an intensive learning week available as part of the Academies.


In Wales, there are scholarship opportunities for both Academies as part of the Welsh Government’s Intensive Learning Academy (ILA) programme. A limited number of places are available to NHS Wales, Social Care and Third Sector organisations in Wales.


Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the difference the course will make to the organisation, the service users, patients and community.


Find out more about joining the courses:

  • MSc Advanced Health and Care Management (Value-Based) & MSc Advanced Health and Care Management (Innovation and Transformation) - Apply for the course or Apply for Scholarship

  • Value-Based Health and Care (Short Course) - Apply for the course or Apply for Scholarship

  • Doctor of Business Administration - Apply for the course or Apply for Scholarship




More information about the courses

From the All-Wales Academy for Innovation in Health and Social Care Management

MSc Advanced Health and Care Management (Innovation and Transformation) - this is available as a full-time and part-time course starting in September 2021.

This Master’s qualification will better equip middle and senior managers within health and social care both in the UK and globally, to lead transformational change and drive innovation within healthcare systems, processes, and technologies. The practical, case-based programme can be taken as a full-time course across one year or part-time across two years, and includes a Research in a Health & Care Context module which provides an opportunity to become a leader in your health and Care project.


The IHSC ILA is also offering postgraduate research leading to a PhD alongside the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) on offer through the VBHC Academy. These study opportunities follow on from either of the MSc Advanced Health & Care Management courses, the MBA programmes or directly dependent on the participant’s readiness, qualifications and experience. The research can be carried out alongside your working commitments and work based learning and implementation is encouraged.


Further enquiries and potential research areas can be discussed by contacting the academies direct on IHSCAcademy@swansea.ac.uk .


From the The VHBC Academy

MSc Advanced Health and Care Management (Value-Based) starting in September 2021.

With case-based learning that draws upon global exemplars and a workplace-based project, this Master’s can be taken full-time or flexibly over two years. It is designed for the busy professional learner to be practical and relevant but grounded in the theory and global experience. The role of Value-Based Healthcare as a delivery mechanism for the principles of Prudent Healthcare as well as the strategic context for Social Care will be explored, and includes a Research in a Health & Care Context module which provides an opportunity to become a leader in your health and Care project.


Value-Based Health and Care Short Courses in September 2021.

Intensive executive educational programmes giving you the understanding you need to embed the principles of VBHC in your organisation. Learning alongside leaders from health and care systems globally, you will become immersed in VBHC and will have a unique opportunity to share and absorb best-practice from co-learners from different sectors.


DBA with a focus on Value-Based research starting in October 2021.

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) is an advanced research degree that can be taken with a focus on Value-Based Health and Care, to help increase the World’s understanding of this vital approach to sustainability.


Further enquiries and potential research areas can be discussed by contacting the academies direct on VBHCAcademy@swansea.ac.uk.


The Bevan Commission is working in partnership with Swansea University expanding the reach of the innovations and methodologies to benefit the people of Wales through the Welsh Government’s Intensive Learning Academy (ILA) programme.


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