Key dates and locations for the Nye Bevan programme

When applying for the Nye Bevan programme, it is important that participants ensure they are free to attend all cohort dates. The Nye Bevan programme is part of a large portfolio of leadership development programmes and as such many factors are taken into account when scheduling the final cohort dates. Cohort dates are also unable to be constrained by school holiday dates:


Cohort: Knowing Yourself and Others Broadening Horizons Making the Case for Change Viva and Learning Set Meeting 5
Cohort 18 Monday 17 to Friday 21 October 2016 Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 January 2017 Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 April 2017 Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 July 2017
Cohort 19 Monday 14 to Friday 18 November 2016 Wednesday 18 to Friday 20 January 2017 Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 April 2017 Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 July 2017
Cohort 20 Monday 21 to Friday 25 November 2016 Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 January 2017 Wednesday 26 to Friday 28 April 2017 Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 July 2017


*All residentials will take place in Leeds at the NHS Leadership Academy, No. 3 The Embankment, Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS1 4GP

Learning sets are subject to individual participants region.

Assessment Dates

Once you have submitted your application form via our leadership community website, NHSx, you will receive an email to acknowledge that it has been received.


If your application is successful you will then be invited to attend an assessment interview. These will be held on the following dates in Leeds or London:


  • 31st August  2016 – Leeds
  • 1st and 2nd September – London
  •  5th, 6th and 9th September – Leeds


Please ensure you’re available to attend an assessment interview on one of the above dates and you have specified on your application form if you have a preferred date or not. You’ll only be required to attend one day for a 45 minute interview slot.


During the first 10 minutes of the interview you’ll be required to give a 10 minute presentation on “What is the unique contribution you would bring to the Nye Bevan programme?” To encourage creative approaches to presenting, the use of PowerPoint is not allowed and you are encouraged to use other props or visual aids as appropriate.


Following your assessment interview, you’ll then be notified of whether you’ve been successful in securing a place on the Nye Bevan programme and which cohort you’ve been allocated to.


Depending on your organisation, there are the following cost options:


Full fee Please contact This applies to all non-NHS organisations and all staff not employed by the NHS.
NHS subsidised fee £7,000 This applies to all NHS organisations in England and the home countries and all staff employed by the NHS.
Bursary scheme Fully funded There are a very limited number of bursaries available for which a specific application is required.


The investment goes directly back into the NHS, through your development, ensuring that all healthcare staff become the best leaders they can possibly be – to ultimately make a real and improved difference to patient experience and care.

The Academy’s decision to introduce a charging model for some of our offers is key in establishing longer term sustainability of leadership development within the system.


Nye Bevan Terms and Conditions (188 kB)


We now have a bursary scheme to support talented applicants who are from groups under-represented at senior leadership levels and whom, without the bursary, would otherwise miss out on opportunities to access the excellent quality professional leadership programmes that the Academy offer. Find out more below


Nye Bevan Programme Terms and Conditions Bursary (198 kB)


Further Bursary information

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