The Ready Now programme

You’ve worked your way up. You’ve trained, self-improved. 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 senior BME leaders can help realise your potential. Next move, a more senior role. Or your place on the board.

This innovative, inspirational positive action programme from the NHS Leadership Academy is going to enhance your skills, knowledge and ability to succeed. It’s a game changer.

There are taught elements, self-taught elements, group work, psychometric instruments, psychodynamic processes, experiential learning and a constantly evolving range of approaches to support your success.

And, once on the programme you’ll be contributing to a more inclusive leadership culture that better represents the demographic of our country and showcases the depth and breadth of BME talent across the NHS.


The main aim of the Ready Now programme is to realise your leadership potential with the specific learning needed:

  • To progress your career.
  • To provide the NHS with outstanding, inclusive leaders for the future.

As you would expect, it’s a truly blended learning experience, drawing on cutting edge research on the issues that influence the progression of BME leaders and affect the NHS.

At the end of your journey, you’ll be in a position to showcase your leadership learning and have the confidence in yourself to influence a more inclusive NHS.

You’ll be more adept at convincing others of your potential, by providing concrete evidence that supports the difference your learning has made in an extended work context.

Find out more about the Ready Now programme

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

Telephone: 01454 252719



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