Our Landscape

We are strong advocates of partnership and collaboration here at the NHS South West Leadership Academy and have extremely close working relationships with both Health Education England and the NHS Leadership Academy.

We continue to work with both our Academic Health Science Network partners ensuring we are making the best of the resources we have and are particularly excited about working on the improvement science programme and the leadership components.

We meet the needs and challenges of our stakeholders in each of these areas, in an effective and timely manner. Being governed independently, we are able to take a flexible and innovative approach to the delivery of leadership development, where others cannot.

Our biggest passion is creating capacity and capability in the region so that our stakeholders can be self-sufficient and we are able to do this by having an acute sense of the political contextual environment locally, regionally and internationally.

The issues of inclusion and diversity are a golden thread through a number of our key work streams and we will continue to support this as a key focus.

We also pride ourselves at being experts in understanding our stakeholders and their organisations and this means we can work with them differently. We believe through the expertise, creativity and commitment we have in the team, region and our partnership nationally and internationally, we are able to create innovative solutions for the development needs of our leadership community.

Sustainability & Transformation Partnerships (STPs)

The NHS and local councils have come together in 44 areas covering all of England to develop proposals to improve health and Care through new Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs). These areas have formed new partnerships to plan jointly for the next few years. They are built around the needs of the local population across whole areas, not just those of the individual organisations involved. STPs build on collaborative work that began under the NHS Shared Planning Guidance for 2016/17 –2020/21, to support implementation of the Five Year Forward View (Source: NHS England).

There are six STPs across the South West; each footprint unique in its needs, geography and the leadership development required to successfully deliver its plans across the system. The NHS South West Leadership Academy has an integral part to play in supporting this systems leadership development and we are currently working with all six STPs to identify and help meet their needs.

We look forward to working with you in order to shape the leadership landscape.

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NHS South West Leadership Academy
South West House
Blackbrook Park Avenue
Somerset TA1 2PX

Telephone: 01454 252719

Email: leadership.SW@leadershipacademy.nhs.uk



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