Flow Coaching Academy (FCA)

The aim of the Flow Coaching Academy is to learn how to apply team coaching skills and improvement science at care pathway level in order to improve patient flow through a healthcare system.

Pathways are defined at the condition level reflecting how patients actually experience care. Patients are central to flow improvement and pathways are actively encouraged to develop ways in which the patient voice can be represented and ultimately where care can be co-produced.  The programme is funded by the Health Foundation and builds on learning  from two previous Health Foundation funded programmes, Flow Cost Quality and the Sheffield Microsystem Coaching Academy.  

More details about the FCA can be found on our 1 page book

Several FCA case studies are published on the MCA website. Click here to read the coach and pathway Stories

​The Flow Coaching Academy course has equipped me with knowledge and skills vital for improving services in our system. The programme has helped our pathway work in a way which is completely new for us and which has enabled relationships and progress that we had not seen before. 
Emma Gibbs, Speech and Language Therapist & Clinical Coach for STH Stroke Pathway Cohort 1


  • Cohort 1 took place in Sheffield October 2015 to September 2016.
  • Cohort 2 is running in Sheffield January to December 2017 and in Bath February to December 2017. 
  • Cohort 3 will start in Sheffield in February 2018, and in additional locations later on in 2018. 

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I would definitely recommend taking part in Flow, a once in a lifetime experience!
Nick Lee, Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon, Clinical Coach for STH MaxilloFacial Pathway Cohort 1

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