NHS Leadership Academy

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 10th September 2018.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what courses are run by the NHS Leadership Academy.

Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding his Department allocates to the NHS Leadership Academy.

Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The NHS Leadership Academy is hosted by Health Education England and currently offer national leadership development programmes aimed at all levels of leadership and disciplines including:

- Aspiring Chief Executive – A fully resourced, strategic response to the challenge of how we identify, develop and deploy our most senior leaders;

- Aspiring Director of Nursing – Aimed at experienced deputy directors of nursing or nurses/midwives in comparable positions to develop them to become executive nurses;

- Chief Executive Development Network – A membership network aimed at supporting chief executives with development to face challenging roles;

- Chief Pharmacist programme – A 12-month programme aimed at pharmacists;

- Clinical Executive Fast Track – A multi-professional 36-month talent scheme designed to develop clinicians as leaders;

- Edward Jenner – Programme to support leadership skills to help the workforce better care for patients, lead services and provide leadership. Designed for newly qualified nursing and clinical staff and leaders at the beginning of their career;

- Elizabeth Garrett Anderson – Aimed at mid/senior-level leaders from both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds who are aspiring to take on more senior roles. This part-residential programme brings together healthcare, business and academic experts;

- Future Clinical Commissioning Leaders – Nine-month programme aimed at clinicians working or hoping to work in commissioning;

- Ethical Mentoring – Programme to support the delivery of mentoring in a timely, relevant and impactful fashion and aimed at all levels of staff;

- Graduate Management Training Scheme – Aimed at graduates with high potential to develop leadership knowledge and capabilities to work in the National Health Service;

- Health and Care Leaders Scheme – Comprises of the ‘Aspiring Director scheme’ and ‘2025 Leaders’ – for aspiring chief executives in arm’s length bodies and Director Generals in the Department. ‘2025 leaders’ aims to develop candidates in Director roles within their organisation. ‘Aspiring Directors’ is aimed at staff of band 8c, 9d, 9 (or equivalent);

- Hope European Exchange – Exchange programme between hospitals in Europe for those with healthcare managerial responsibilities aimed at managers or clinicians with three years’ management experience;

- Mary Seacole - Six-month leadership development programme designed for first time leaders in healthcare;

- Nye Bevan – A 12-month programme aimed at senior leaders looking to move into board role;

- Ready Now – Aimed at band 8a (or equivalent) aspiring black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) leaders to realise potential toward a board level position;

- Return to Work Mentoring – Mentoring scheme aimed at leaders of all levels returning to work after an extend leave period;

- Rosalind Franklin – A nine-month programme to shape the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours of clinical or non-clinical mid-level leaders; and

- Stepping Up - Aimed at BAME leaders and aspiring BAME leaders across healthcare working in bands 5 to 7 (or equivalent). Designed to develop candidates’ skills and leadership abilities to create transformational change in equality and diversity across healthcare.

The Leadership Academy’s budget for 2018/19 is £47.8 million.

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