Who should apply

The Nye Bevan programme is intended for:


  • Senior leaders looking to move into a board role.


  • Senior leaders who are likely to be ready to apply to such a role in the next two years, or in their first two years in the role.


  • Those who are able and keen to work on a demanding programme of development with peer assessment.


This is a rewarding, yet demanding, programme and will require dedicated time outside the residential activity and application of learning in the workplace. You will undertake activities involving your team, colleagues (including board-level observations), patients, service users and carers. You will also participate in a range of self-directed, experiential learning activities, which will focus on self-awareness and personal development.


The programme is based on the principles of self-managed learning. You will take responsibility and accountability for the areas you choose to focus on. You will assess and be assessed by your peers within learning sets with the full support of the set advisers.

Philippa Hunt

“I am not sure if my self-belief that I can make a difference is arrogance or ambition, but I am determined to try, this is the reason I applied for the Nye Bevan leadership development programme.


The programme delivery is fast paced and encourages participants to undertake experiential learning and practice reflexivity.  Peer review in the self managed learning sets has sometimes pushed participants out of their comfort zones, but that’s all part of the learning!  If you enjoy being in control of your learning then this programme is definitely for you.”


– Former Nye Bevan programme participant, Philippa Hunt

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