About the centre

The vision of the Design and Learning centre is to co-design better, safer, efficient and cost-effective solutions for delivery of health and social care to improve the quality of health and care and outcomes for the Kent and Medway population.

About the centre

The vision of the Design and Learning centre is to co-design better, safer, efficient and cost-effective solutions for delivery of health and social care to improve the quality of health and care and outcomes for the Kent and Medway population.

The Design & Learning Centre for Clinical & Social Innovation was officially launched in 2016 and we work across Kent and Medway. We have an office base at Discovery Park in Sandwich and at Broadmeadow, Registered Care Centre in Folkestone.  

The Design and Learning Centre operates to a set of values which are:

  • To connect people together to explore, implement and own innovative solutions
  • To be creative in our approach and to provide people with the opportunity to do this in a physical or virtual space
  • To encourage and give people the freedom to think differently and creatively
  • To be open to and accept challenges in our quest to make care better for people
  • To deliver changes in a way that makes them sustainable for the future and truly transforms the experience and delivery of health and social care

The Centre works in partnership locally, nationally and internationally to develop and implement innovation projects. In order to ensure innovative solutions, the Design and Learning Centre works with a wide network of research and analytical partners to test solutions to ensure they are sustainable, effective and evaluate their impact.

 

Locally the Design and Learning Centre in collaboration with the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) Kent, Surrey & Sussex and the Medway Innovation Hub have been recognised as the innovation facility for the Kent & Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) Clinical and Professional Board. 

 

 

 

 

Further Information

To find out more about our exciting work, please visit our project pages: