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National Offers

NHS Leadership South West is committed to working closely with the NHS Leadership Academy to support the local delivery of its products and services and improving national standards for leadership development and talent management across the health service.

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The Edward Jenner programme

The Foundations of Leadership 

This is your first port of call if you’re looking to build a strong foundation of leadership skills that can help enhance your confidence and competence in your role. The Edward Jenner programme is an open access, online learning package that will support you as you develop essential leadership skills; open to all, this programme leads to an NHS Leadership Academy award in Leadership Foundations.

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Mary Seacole programme

Looking to move into your first leadership role?

Designed for those looking to move into their first formal leadership role, or those new to first time leadership, the Mary Seacole programme empowers people to turn their success into consistent team success and to champion compassionate patient care. The leadership development programme is grounded in reality and results in real workplace application and leads to an NHS Leadership Academy award in Healthcare Leadership.

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Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme

Ready to lead larger functions, departments and more complex projects?

Do you have team leadership experience? Are you ready to move up to leading larger functions or departments, more complex projects with a wider reach and/or leading other team leaders? Do you want to use your leadership skills to shake things up, challenge the status quo and find a better way of doing things? Then the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme is for you. The programme leads to an NHS Leadership Academy award in Senior Healthcare Leadership and an MSc in Healthcare Leadership.

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Nye Bevan programme

Aspiring Executive Directors

Are you a senior leader who has led larger functions or departments for some time? Are you thinking of moving up to your organisation’s top team? Are you interested in developing leadership skills that help you influence beyond your immediate sphere and across traditional boundaries? Are you ready to make a fundamental difference to the quality of care not just in your organisation but across the healthcare system? Get ready to lead a culture of ever-improving patient care across your organisation and wider care communities. The Nye Bevan programme leads to an NHS Leadership Academy award in Executive Healthcare Leadership and is proven to accelerate participants into an executive role and perform better at board level.

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The Director Programme

Are you already an inspirational executive or board level leader with a powerful vision to transform patient care and improve our community’s experience? Ready to make a significant and lasting difference? Prepare to enhance and adapt to deliver radical change as the Director programme supports your continuing development.

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The Stepping Up Programme

The Stepping Up programme is a leadership development programme for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) colleagues who work within healthcare (the NHS or an organisation providing NHS care).

It aims to create greater levels of sustainable inclusion within the NHS by addressing the social, organisational and psychological barriers restricting BAME colleagues from progressing.

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Ready Now Programme

You’ve given up your own time. You’ve inspired others and earned respect. You’ve overcome adversity. You’ve proven just how good you are. But you’re not done yet. And that’s where our Ready Now programme for aspiring black and minority ethnic (BME) leaders can help realise your potential. Next move, a more senior role. Or your place on the board.

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Aspiring Chief Executive Programme

Are you ready for one of the most challenging roles in the NHS? The Aspiring Chief Executive programme is a collaboration between the NHS Leadership Academy, NHS Improvement and NHS Providers. Through the programme, we are looking to develop Five Year Forward View systems leaders to not just run hospitals but lead provider Trusts in a complex and integrated health economy. It will prepare individuals for the weight and responsibility associated with the highly demanding Chief Executive role of tomorrow.

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Intersect Programme

If you have cross sector experience and influence, you could be a prime contender for Intersect – a ground breaking systems leadership programme from the NHS Leadership Academy.

As we bring health, social and public services together with local government and the third sector for the benefit of the people we help every day, great leadership is at the forefront. That’s why we’re looking for true pioneers to help shape our future.

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NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS)

Caring for the health of 65 million people is an enormous challenge. That's why we need graduates of the highest calibre to become our fresh thinkers of today and our talented leaders of tomorrow. Have you got what it takes? Then show us what you’re made of.

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The Clinical Executive Fast Track Scheme

The Clinical Executive Fast Track Scheme offers 30 of the most talented and ambitious clinicians an opportunity to expand their skills, share expertise with other clinicians and develop their leadership capacity to make a significant impact across systems and in their organisation as they progress to a more senior level role. It is a multi-professional 36-month talent scheme – which includes a 12-month leadership development programme – designed to engage and harness the talent of clinicians as leaders of the health and care systems of tomorrow.

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