Innovation Intensive Learning Week

Challenge, change and champion for better health and care

The Bevan Commission’s Innovation Intensive Learning Week is delivered in partnership with the All-Wales Intensive Learning Academy for Innovation in Health and Social Care.

It is an opportunity to:

  • Meet with other like-minded people.
  • Learn from international experts across a range of disciplines.
  • Share thinking and practice.
  • Develop solutions with support from others.

Join a rich, challenging and fast-paced learning environment, where peers and guest-speakers alike will help you think differently, challenge ways of working, and help you see things from different perspectives.

Whether you are new to health and social care or currently working to innovate and transform services, this is your chance to work with leaders in health and social care to get ready for 2022 and beyond.

Change is not easy. This programme will help you get moving faster, working with people who are passionate about making a difference and developing innovative solutions to current and emerging challenges. Bring your energy, enthusiasm and expertise and equip yourself with the tools and techniques to develop and lead your own health and care transformation project.

Innovation and transformation

Focussing on innovation and transformation, this intensive learning week provides a unique opportunity for you to take time out to challenge, change and champion the way you think and work with others to improve your health and care system.

Influencing change and making an impact

You will have time to work with a service/case scenario brought from your local context, by immersing yourself in a range of topics, issues and practical tasks and apply the insights and learning with other.

Peer guided applied learning at its best

Through our varied and highly interactive programme, this five-day learning week will include a mix of presentations, case-studies, discussion panels, virtual on-site visits, small discussion and working group sessions and coaching.

Who Should Attend?

The Innovation Intensive Learning Week is aimed at:

  • Health and care workers at all levels in health and care systems, local government and third sector.
  • Front-line health and care workers in Third Sector, Charities and NGOs.
  • People working in companies or organisations on health and care-related products, services or priorities.

Whether you are new to health and care, learning or working to support excellent  care for people living in your communities, or involved in wider industries to  support the development and adoption of new, innovative solutions or ways of  working, this week is your chance to take a step back, create headroom for thinking  and reflecting on your situation and others and get ready for the next year, or the  next few years.

As a future transformational leader, you will also have an opportunity to explore the  leadership challenges further engaging directly with senior international leaders  and the Bevan Commissioners. Exposure to different care settings and approaches  will help challenge assumptions and traditional thinking in order to create a  sustained impact.

This rich learning environment will provide a testbed to nurture and develop new  ideas and solutions by actively working through the case scenario you bring along  as well as the wider barriers you may face and facilitators you can utilise.


Individuals who work in health, social care and the third sector in Wales will have their fees covered in full by a scholarship provided by the Welsh Government. Scholarships are available from the All-Wales Intensive Learning Academy for Innovation in Health and Social Care to people working in health and care in Wales (NHS Wales, Local Authority Services, Social Care Organisation and Third Sector organisations).

Fees are banded and based on where people are working:

  • Band 1: Working in the private sector organisations
  • Band 2: Working in the public sector, however, scholarships** are available for people working in Wales (see below for detail).
  • Band 3: Working in the Third sector, charities and eligible NGOs, however scholarships** are available for people working in Wales (see below for detail).
  • Band 4: Working in lower and lower-middle income economies (as defined by the World Bank).
  • Band 5: Registered as students and people with an interest in supporting change in health and care with a role as volunteer, carer, or patient representative, or proof of low income.

Please note that special discounts are available for group bookings. Contact us for more information. Refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All prices are subject to review.


We are able to offer several full-fee scholarships for our Intensive Learning Week to professionals from across Wales, working within the following:

  • NHS Wales
  • Local Authority Social Services
  • Social Care Organisations in Wales
  • Third Sector organisations in Wales

Eligibility criteria for scholarships

  • Applicants will have requested their Innovation Intensive Learning Week 2022 ticket using the booking form supplied, selecting the ‘Eligible for a scholarship in Wales’ ticket option.
  • Applicants must be currently working with/for either the National Health Service, the Health Care, Social Care or Voluntary Sectors in Wales).
  • Have confirmation of support signed by their employer using the proforma provided by the University (sent to you after the Eventbrite registration).
  • The scholarship will cover the Intensive Learning Week event fee and applicants will not be eligible for other fee scholarships or bursaries.