South West Leadership Academy, Programme Activity

Over the past few weeks, it has become increasingly clear that colleagues are, understandably, unable to attend programmes and on-going sessions due to the complex operational pressures within the region to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have spent time consulting and listening to your feedback and have considered views from across the region, and subsequently have taken the difficult decision to pause programme activity, and in particular workshops which require more than 2 hours attendance commitment for the next 12 weeks. This decision has been taken in relation to both national and regional Leadership Academy programmes.

However, we feel strongly that a limited portfolio of our offers will provide valuable support to colleagues throughout this time and these will therefore still be available in short, bitesize sessions. Further support through coaching and mentoring will also be continued, where possible.

It is our primary concern that during this time, we are able to support you in the most effective way possible. We know that the coming months are going to be particularly challenging for the NHS, and this relentless pressure will have an impact on our NHS people. We feel it is vital that we listen to your feedback and reduce this burden where we can and allow time to deal with the current operational pressures we face.

If you haven’t yet had chance , I would encourage you and your teams to access ongoing support via  #ProjectM.  As well as health and wellbeing support, you will find “bitesize” learning, coaching, mentoring and connecting spaces, which may be of support to you and your teams at this critical time.  Please access #ProjectM at Our NHS People website.

Please also note that some members of our team have already been deployed and others will be deployed across different areas during the next few weeks to support our local communities and our NHS staff in the best way possible. Some team members will be retained to ensure we are able to support you and your colleagues at this challenging time.

Please continue to contact us at we are here to support you and will continue to do so.

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