LIFT Programme - Leadership for Improving Frontline Talent

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Taking patient care to the next level

Are you a clinical or a non-clinical leader who is looking to develop your skills in leadership?  Do you work in a team that supports commissioning, and the provision of health and social care services? This could be the programme for you.

The Leadership for Improving Frontline Talent (LIFT) Programme addresses the concern of leading in challenging environments and aims to build confidence in courageous leadership and bold decision making. It provides a full and balanced leadership development journey to assist clinical, non-clinical leaders and teams to meet their goals in leading high quality compassionate care. The programme gives you new insights on leadership and fresh thinking on your own style of leadership. The programme will immerse you in a wide range of perspectives to assist in managing today’s health and social care challenges. The programme is built around the idea that experienced clinicians and other leaders develop their leadership abilities and practices within their services by working on real projects and issues as part of the learning experience and exchanging learning with colleagues from other settings.

The NHS South West Leadership Academy has engaged with leaders delivering health and social care services to create this programme in partnership with the University of the West of England and Exeter Leadership Consulting. It is designed for clinical and non-clinical managerial leaders eager to work with their colleagues as equal partners to improve clinical quality, patient experience and ensure patient safety.

Who should participate in the Programme?

We aim this programme at clinical and non-clinical leaders who are leading improvements in clinical care and health and social care outcomes. Participants should be in a role where the success of a service depends on your leadership. Examples include clinical directors, ward sisters, commissioners, speciality leads, GP’s, practice managers, service improvement managers, business managers, ward and department leaders, team leaders and mid-senior level executives.

Purpose and philosophy of the LIFT programme

This programme is designed to support the development of patient centred leadership where the needs of patients, and service users are centre stage.

The aim is to contribute to learning around how we foster a collaborative and integrative style of leadership to improve the provision of compassionate care in and across organisations.

Innovative in its approach, the programme seeks to provide demonstrable outcomes in improving leadership around patient experience, safety as well as focusing on themes such as quality, integration and partnership working.

LIFT recognises the importance of developing strong peer networks and relationships in sharing and spreading good practice and collaborative cultures, whilst also acknowledging the demanding roles and time pressures participants face.

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