The NHS Leadership Academy has developed a series of world-leading development programmes for leaders, wherever they are in health and care. This guide outlines them and the benefits they bring to leaders and the people around them.
Now in its fourth year, the NHS Leadership Academy has already worked with thousands of health and care staff. Our aim when we started was the same as it is today – at its most simple, to secure improvements in patient care, through greater staff engagement and better leadership. Leadership at its best is a set of knowledge, skills, behaviour and experiences that can be developed, supported, improved and excelled in. But none of this happens by accident and good leaders know that they need to invest in themselves, as does any professional, to do justice to the job they hold.
The focus of the Academy is to ensure that leaders in all parts of the system are properly developed with the skills and knowledge to achieve the ambitions of the NHS. Our leadership development principles are simple and well proven. Leaders need:
Our national approach offers an opportunity for leaders right across the system to learn and develop together. We’ll be doing this through our new memberships approach. The NHS needs all leaders, at all levels, united by a common purpose and collective endeavour, moving in the same direction. We are here to help make that happen.