Who should apply

Are you at Band 8a, or clinical equivalent, or above? Do you aspire to go further? Do you want to be instrumental in helping to make the NHS the best healthcare organisation in the world? Then you’re ready now and this programme is made for you.



Successful applicants will already have leadership experience as the programme is designed for leaders from under-represented groups that want to become senior leaders in the health or social care system. The programme will positively reinforce your view that the NHS should be more inclusive and representative of the communities it serves, and stretch and develop your leadership in ways which contribute towards this outcome.

“It focuses on the challenges you face in the system and equips you with the skills to overcome them”
– Patrick Nyarumbu, Deputy Executive Nurse and Deputy Director of Quality

What is the structure of the Ready Now programme?