Leadership Development as a Patient Leader

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The NHS Leadership Academy provides targeted development for all backgrounds and experiences. Gordon Cairns, a patient leader and service user governor at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, completed the Edward Jenner programme and spoke with the Academy around his motivations for undertaking leadership development.

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“Don’t hoard your power to grow your ego; instead share it and develop others.”

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Bobbie Petford, organisational development practitioner at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, discusses compassionate leadership.

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Improving staff engagement

Posted on by Craig de Sousa

Craig de Sousa, HR director at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, discusses how the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme helped him drive improvements to staff morale.


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“The NHS benefits when staff can bring their whole selves to work”

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Chris Oliver, chief operating officer at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, talks about the personal impact of the Nye Bevan programme, which helped him progress his NHS career and deliver a new Discharge to Assess model of care.
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People want to be led by someone ‘real’

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Alex Till, Psychiatric Trainee and Leadership and Management Fellow at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, explores the importance and impact of authenticity in leadership.

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