The second module of our Developing Leadership in Primary Care Programme is taking place today (Tuesday 9th April). This five day programme, delivered over five months has been designed to develop current and future leaders in primary care to build confidence and increase self awareness, whilst applying newly acquired knowledge of leading inclusively with compassion. The programme also builds a comprehensive picture of the wider Health and Social Care environment providing an opportunity for participants to apply the practical elements of collaborative leadership.
Primary Care is the front door of the NHS that almost every patient will access at some point in time. As the NHS evolves and transforms, primary care is changing rapidly to meet this pace of transformation and also to continue to meet the needs of the population.
Leadership is a core capability that is required to achieve transformation but also to continue to deliver high quality patient care. The Developing Leadership in Primary Care programme is focused on equipping leaders in this Primary Care with the key insights, skills and capabilities to lead this demanding agenda.
The programme is being led by Dr Thoreya Swage, Consultant in Healthcare Management. Thoreya has 11 years experience in the NHS both as a clinician (psychiatry) and a senior manager in various NHS purchasing organisations covering the acute sector as well as primary care development.