Reflections on Research – the pointy end of the funnel

At the halfway point of the year, and the 5-month point of my 12-month Fellowship, I thought it a good time to stop and reflect. (I have tried writing one of these posts at the 3-month and 4-month marks but became stuck. I hope this is not a metaphor for my Fellowship.)


After following the above tweet by Helen Bevan, to an article by “entrepreneur turned venture capitalist” Mark Suster, I discovered the “funnel framework” – a marketing model that seems a good fit of my Fellowship experiences so far.

Want to learn the FUNdamentals of Quality Improvement?

When Sonia posted about the School for Health and Care Radicals (SHCR) back in January, I had no idea that signing up would unleash the radical within me (all for the investment of a few of hours per week).

I am hoping for a similarly mind-blowing, practice-changing experience with Improvement FUNdamentals, an NHS-led MOOC focussing on quality improvement in health and care.

I am sure that, as with the SHCR, we will form ANZ and palliative care sub-communities. You can read more about it and sign up here. It would be great to have some of the Palliverse community along for the ride.